It is important to recognise that children start school with varied experiences and usually need a little time to settle in and engage with new learning opportunities.
Many children with complex needs have these identified very early. Parents and carers may have already noticed that their child struggles in certain areas. For other children difficulties may only become evident as they grow and develop, and as they learn and interact in new and different environments.
The school regularly assesses all children and this will identify children that are making less than expected progress.
Children will be identified as needing extra support if, despite high quality teaching, their progress is;
The teaching staff and SENDCo will monitor the pupil closely and make observations which will also include discussions with parents, with clear review points.