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SEN Support and the Graduated Response

The below information details the process of support in identifying and supporting children with additional needs, known as the 'Graduated Response.' 

Where a child or young person is identified as having Special Educational Needs, we endeavour to take action to remove barriers to learning and put effective provision and support in place. Support takes the form of a cycle, involving the parent and carers, and the child or young person. By taking this approach, earlier decisions and actions are revisited, refined and revised with a growing understanding of the child's needs and of what support will help to secure good progress and good outcomes for them. This approach is known as the 'Graduated Response'.

Where cycles of the 'Graduated Response' are not proving impactful enough on children's progress and attainment, we may seek support from external agencies who can offer specialist advice, training or intervention. These specialist recommendations will be incorporated into the offer of support for specific children in order to target their individual needs. 

If children continue to require significant or individualised additional support to access learning opportunities, it may be necessary to apply to the local authority for an Education, Health and Care Needs Assessment to determine whether they would benefit from an EHC Plan of support.