Provision for SEND should follow a cyclical approach, as set out in the Special Educational Needs Code of Practice. This is known as the graduated approach.
- Targeted one-to-one or small group intervention, led by a teacher or teaching assistant
- ERT (Extended Rehearsal Technique) – a specialist programme to continue the learning of phonics.
- AcceleRead, AcceleWrite – a computer-based intervention for word reading and spelling.
If your child does not make expected progress, despite good quality universal and targeted support, the teacher or SENDCo will then talk to you about asking for advice from other people outside the school. We may want to ask for help from, for example, a specialist teacher, an educational psychologist, a speech and language therapist, parent support advisors, mental health or other health professionals. This is usually done by filling out an Early Help Assessment (EHA) in order to make a referral to Cambridgeshire’s Early Help Hub. This will be done in consultation with the SENDCo, class teacher, parents, and pupil (if able to contribute).
Specialist professionals will work with your child to understand their needs and make recommendations, which may include:
- Changes to the way your child is supported in class
- Support to set targets which will include their specific area of professional expertise
- Involving your child in a group run by school staff under the guidance of an outside professional
- Group or individual work with an outside professional
- Further assessment with other professionals, if appropriate
- Support for family at home, if appropriate