How is the decision made about how much and the type of support my child will receive?

The aim of our provision is to identify and assess the SEND and to plan the provision needed for each young person to achieve his or her best at Priestlands.

At Priestlands we have identified three categories of need:

Wave 1 students will require some  intervention to ensure that they get back on-track in terms of their attainment in literacy and numeracy.   They may be students who have additional needs such as being looked after by the Local Authority.

Wave 2 students will have some outside agency support in place for example CAMHS, medical professionals or counselling, whose advice will help to inform our decision about how best to support the student.

Wave 3 students will have an EHCP or have severe and complex needs such as being a new arrival in the country and not being able to speak any English.

This is what we will do to identify if a young person needs support and identified as Wave 1, 2 or 3:

1.    We will assess the needs of that student to clearly identify their area of need.  

2.    We will arrange a meeting with the young person and their parents to talk about what is needed to put together a Student Support Plan.

Before the plan can be drawn up we will need to gather the following information:

•    The young person’s views and what he or she wants to achieve on their learning journey through Priestlands.
•    The views of the parents and what they would like to see as an outcome from their child’s time at Priestlands.
•    A school-based learning assessment.
•    Current and expected levels of attainment.

We will meet again and look at all this information and then, together, we will draw up a plan.  The plan will include outcomes, so everyone at the meeting will have something to do to help the young person on their learning journey.  We will set a review date in the meeting.  The Student Support Plan will be reviewed by the keyworker termly basis at Wave 2 or 3.

A letter outlining the Student Support Plan will be sent home at least once a year.  This is in addition to the normal reporting arrangements.

Some SEND young people may need support from professionals outside of the school setting to achieve a successful learning journey.  If this is the case then those views will be considered in drawing up a Student Support Plan. This could include:
•    Parents seeking medical advice about the young person.
•    School requesting Educational Psychologist involvement with the young person.
•    School requesting advice from specialist disability teams.

EHC Plan:
EHC Plan will replace the Statement of Educational Needs.  It will include in one document: Special education provision, health provision and social care provision.

Hampshire SEN department will be responsible for the EHC Plan and reviews will be held at least once a year to make sure that the student is making progress.

Students who currently have a Statement of Educational Needs will continue to be provided with support to meet the objectives in part B.

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