Identifying Needs

How are the needs of children identified?

To identify the needs of our students all sources of information are used:

  • Primary School information
  • Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 data
  • parent comments
  • review data
  • key assessment results
  • teacher observation
  • teaching assistant observation
  • all students are assessed on entry using the following screening tests:
  • reading test
  • numeracy test

Note: Some students will trigger further assessments if their reading score is significantly below that expected of their age.

Those students who have had intervention in Years 7, 8 and 9 are retested and assessed at the end of the intervention period. When all assessments and information gathering are complete a decision will be made regarding next steps. Those students identified as having additional needs will be offered appropriate interventions.

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