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How does Osbournby Primary School support pupils with special needs and disabilities?

How does Osbournby Primary School Support pupils with special needs and disabilities?

The process of SEND identification and provision is cyclical: assess the child’s needs; plan support and intervention; put the planned provision into action; and review progress.


Identification & Provision at Osbournby:

  • Where a child appears behind expected levels, or where their progress gives cause for concern teachers will observe and monitor the child’s learning and we will talk to parents/carers and the child (as appropriate) to gather information .

  • Initially children will receive quality teaching, targeting their areas of weakness and differentiated to meet their needs

  • If a child’s progress continues to be less than expected we will review their needs and they will be identified on our school provision map for additional support, intervention programmes or specialist equipment. This targeted support will be delivered by the class teacher, a TA, a trained volunteer or the SENDCO.

  • If progress continues to be slow and the attainment gap is not narrowed we will initiate an Individual Education Plan (IEP) in consultation with both the child and their parents.

  • The plan will identify the area of need: communication and interaction; cognition and learning; social, emotional and mental health difficulties; or sensory and/or physical needs and specify:

  • the areas for development

  • long term goals

  • next steps to achieve the long term goals

  • adjustments , strategies, resources and support

  • review date

  • views of the child/parent

  • the outcomes

  • If additional support beyond that available in school is required pupils may work with professionals from a range of agencies: a specialist teacher, the Educational Psychologist, Speech and Language Therapist etc. These specialists may work with individuals or groups; carry out assessments; meet with parents; or offer specialist advice to home and school.

  • Where a child’s needs are profound we will request the local authority to consider completing an Education and Health Care (EHC) needs assessment. The school, along with the other professionals working with the child, and parents and children will contribute to the assessment. If successful the local authority will issue the EHC.


Where a child has medical needs the school will put in place a care plan to identify any addition provision that will be needed and who will be responsible for ensuring that the child’s medical needs are adequately met.


Parent/carers and pupils (where this is considered appropriate) will be invited to attend planning and review meetings at least 3 times a year.  This is an opportunity for parent/carers and professionals who have been working with your child to share their opinions and identify the next steps to best support your child.