Churchdown Parton Manor Junior School uses whole school processes for assessing, tracking and monitoring progress, and on entry the child will be added to this system. If a child is not performing at age related expectations, or is not making expected progress, the school will start to make “The Graduated Approach”. The school takes note of any previous SEND identification and then assess the child to verify information given to form an initial impression of the child, then follows an “assess, plan, do, review” model. This is recorded in a My Plan. Where a pupil continues to make inadequate progress, despite high quality teaching targeting their areas of weakness, the Inclusion Manager working with the Class Teacher will assess whether the child has a significant learning difficulty. Where this is the case, there will be an agreement about the SEND support or assessment that is required to support the child. Where further assessment means that external agencies (the relevant advisory teacher, School Nurse, a medical specialist etc.) start to work with the child, their plan will be called an “My Plan+”. Where a child is identified as having more extreme special needs, the school will work with parents so that the child can be referred to specific external agencies for further assessment. This might be, for example, the Educational Psychologist or the Paediatrician. Should the child require more specific support, the school would apply for an Education, Health and Care Plan, which would be supported by a team of professionals from agencies involved in education, the health services and early help services via Families First.