Before students arrive at Mundy Junior School:

· SENCo will visit the infant schools to obtain information about a pupil, through talking with the child’s current class teacher and/or head teacher.

· SENCo will go and observe the child in their current setting.

· SENCo will attend annual review meetings and/or IEP meetings for the child in Year 2.

· Meeting/discussions held with parents.

· Information will be gathered and obtained from any relevant outside agencies involved with the child.

· Extra transition arrangements put into place, where appropriate.

Assessing needs once a child is at Mundy Junior School:

If a child does not make adequate progress compared to peers, their starting point or previous attainment this would raise concerns that they had learning difficulties. MJS aims to identify if a child is not making adequate progress as early as possible, using a process of summative and formative assessments. This is achieved through:

· Ongoing teacher observation.

· Outcomes from summative assessments and their progress in relation to age related expectations (whole class formal assessments are carried out every term and individual assessments if it is felt appropriate by the class teacher).

· Details of previous progress and attainment and comparisons being made.

· Parents will be consulted to gain their insight into their child’s progress.

· Concerns raised by parents’ will be listened to and valued, discussions held to ensure the best outcomes for their child. At Mundy Junior School parents’ opinions and aspirations for their child will be taken seriously.

· Involvement from outside agencies, where it is deemed appropriate. (Parental consent is always sought before the school requests involvement of any outside agency)

· Discussions with the child.

· Discussion with the SENCo.

· A child’s emotional well-being will also be monitored and considered in different situations.