Additional Educational Needs

Special Educational Needs

Pupils who show that they have specific needs connected with their learning or their behaviour will be placed on the school’s Special Educational Needs (SEN) Register. Each pupil on this register will be given an SEN level. These levels can be

  • School Action - where the teaching staff and School Special Educational Needs Coordinator work out an appropriate programme or course of action for a pupil.
  • School Action Plus – which involves the input of an outside agency such as the Educational Psychologist.
  • In exceptional circumstances a pupil may receive a Statement of Special Educational Needs, which specifies the type and amount of support to be provided.

The School’s Special Educational Needs’ Coordinator will arrange meetings termly to review the course of action for every child on the School’s SEN Register and to consider the appropriate level of provision for each child.

Gifted and Talented Pupils

Any Smeeth pupils who show particular talent in any area of the curriculum are placed on the School’s Gifted and Talented Register. They are then given opportunities to display their ability during school time and, where appropriate, are put in contact with out of school agencies and clubs. Details are also passed on to secondary schools at the end of Year 6.