At Mapledene, all staff are involved in assessing children in order to identify whether a child has additional educational needs. We do this by:
If we think that a child has additional needs, we use a graduated approach to finding out what level of support they might need.
We will assess the child in more detail, plan how to support them, carry out the support for a period of time and then review how well it has worked.
Many children may have additional needs during their time at Mapledene for a variety of reasons. This doesn’t mean they will always have SEN. Some children will be identified as needing some extra help but this may only be for a short time.