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Identifying Pupils with SEND

At Westfield Infant School we identify pupils with special educational needs as early as possible through:

  • teacher’s observations
  • support staff’s observations
  • rigorous monitoring and assessments
  • parental/carers views
  • pupils' views
  • pre-school/previous school history

This information is recorded on an Initial Concerns Checklist which is shared and signed by parents/carers.


Parents/carers are informed about the LA’s information, advice and support service. They are given a copy of the Westfield Infant School leaflet for parents/carers of pupils on the SEND Record. Information on the SEND Section of the website is shared including a simplified version of the school’s SEND Information Report.


When sufficient evidence has been collected and it is agreed by the relevant teaching staff and parents/carers that the pupil is still not making expected progress despite high quality teaching and support then the child will be placed on the SEND Record as having SEND support. If a pupil is not placed on the SEND Record at this point they will continue to be monitored through the usual class monitoring systems ensuring all the correct provision is in place.


For more information see Section 2 of the full version of the SEND Information Report