This can be best explained as a stepped process within a three wave intervention model as below:
Referrals for additional assessment and intervention are made through the House Support Panel meetings attended by two Assistant Headteacher, SENCo, ILC Coordinator, Head of House and Deputy Head of House.
All staff can make referrals either due to concern for academic progress or any other welfare or learning issue; parents can also raise issues via the House team which can be discussed at House panel meetings.
The school subscribes to the graduated approach which starts with high quality teaching and whole school practice in effective assessment, tracking and monitoring. However, when a pupil is identified as having a special educational need then additional and increasingly personalised support or provision is required. This can be seen as a two dimensional process, built in within the whole school structure of the waves of provision.
- Horizontally across each layer there is the cycle/or cycles of assess, plan, do and review.
- Vertically there is increasing levels of provision; assuming interventions put into place are not having an impact and the gap between the individual and their peers is widening.
Another way of viewing this would be to see is as an upward spiral of provision moving from universal, through targeted to specialist.