Sir John Lillie

Primary School

Succeeding on the Journey through Lifelong Learning

Question 2

How will the school let me know if they have any concerns about my child’s learning, special educational needs or disability and what is the policy for identifying these needs?



  • Your child’s class teacher may initially speak to you at the beginning or the end of a normal school day and arrange a further time to discuss the concerns.
  • The class teacher may also talk to you about any issues at a parent teacher consultation meeting. It is essential you attend parent teacher consultations as this is where you will find out more information about your child’s SEN, strategies, interventions and ideas for supporting at home.
  • The SENCo may contact you and arrange a meeting to discuss your child’s difficulties with learning and any possible support strategies the school might be considering.
  • To identify special educational needs we would complete an analysis of the pupil’s need. This will draw upon the teacher’s assessment, previous progress and attainment, as well as current assessment about behaviour and social emotional development.
  • We adopt a graduated approach and follow the: assess, plan, do, review model. Pupils are continually and rigorously assessed against the National Curriculum and data collected termly to ensure they are progressing well towards the end of year targets. We aim for every child to make good or better progress with high expectations for all regardless of ability or need.  Our tracking systems and data collection help us to identify at an early stage those children who are not meeting expectations so support can be given.