James Watt Primary School

James Watt Primary School

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How do we identify children with SEND?


How do parents/carers raise concerns?

Talk to us:

  • Firstly contact the child’s class teacher.
  • Arrange a meeting with the SENCo through the school office.
  • Arrange a meeting with a Deputy Head Assistant through the school office. 


We pride ourselves on listening to and building positive relationships with our parents/carers.


How does the school identify a child’s Special Educational Need?

  • We hold regular discussions with parents/carers about any concerns with a child’s learning or progress.
  • Class Teachers will raise concerns with parents/carers and the SENCo following day to day teaching and observations or end of half-termly assessments.
  • Class Teachers, with support of the SENCo, use SEND checklists and sensory audit tools to identify areas of need that need additional support or further assessment.
  • Class Teachers, SENCo and Senior Managers will identify children who are not making expected progress from the school’s tracking system. This is carried out half-termly.
  • Advice is requested from appropriate outside agencies to identify specific needs using specialist assessment.