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Orchard Primary

& Pre-School

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Orchard Primary & Pre-School

"Small enough to care, Big enough to inspire"

How does Orchard Primary School know if my child needs extra help and support?

In school there are systems and processes in place which allow us to quickly identify children who may require additional support. Children may be identified for the following reasons:


  • They are performing below age related expectations.
  • They are not making expected progress.
  • Concerns have been raised by parents/carers or the child.
  • Concerns have been raised by staff through the internal referral system.
  • Through liaison with external agencies.
  • Due to a health diagnosis.


When children join us from other educational settings (either a nursery setting or previous school) we will liaise with the people who already know them and use the information provided by them to identify the support that will be needed in our school.  We will also carry out our own assessments.


If additional support is required then the child may be placed on the SEND register or advice from an external agency may be sought. Parents/carers will be consulted and informed throughout this process. If a child has complex SEND then they may have an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP).


The decision made to provide support for pupils with additional needs is made through collaborative working with all agencies including parents/carers and pupils.