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How are pupils with special educational needs identified at Hatherleigh Community Primary School?

Pupils may be identified with additional needs through:


- Concerns raised by parents 

- Information from a previous setting

- Concerns raised by staff.

- Assessment information

- Information from health care


All staff meet on a regular basis to discuss the children’s progress. When a child is identified as needing additional support, either temporarily or longer term, a plan is put into place to meet these needs. Progress is monitored through the Assess, Plan, Do and Review cycle. 

Assess: Assessments are used to clearly identify the strengths and difficulties a child has. 

Plan: Intervention plans are completed and SMART (specific, measurable, realistic and timed) targets are written. 

Do: Interventions will be carried out - these can weekly or daily depending on the type of intervention required. They may be 1:1 or in small groups. 

Review: The interventions are reviewed regularly to ensure that progress is being made. 


Termly meetings are held with parents / carers to discuss targets and progress.  Parents are welcome to request additional meetings if they have new information or additional concerns, initially with the class teacher and if necessary with the SENDCO.

If a child has complex needs an Educational Health Care Plan will be requested. The purpose of an EHC plan is to make special educational provision to meet the special educational needs of the child or young person, to secure the best possible outcomes for them  across education, health and social care.