St. Barnabas Church of England Primary School

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How do we know if our SEND provision is effective?

How do the school know how much progress is being made by pupils with Special Educational Needs?

All children’s progress, including those with special educational needs, is tracked using the school’s assessment tracking system. Pupils are assessed regularly using marking and feedback, observations and questioning as well as more formal assessments such as curriculum and standardised tests.


In Birmingham we also have access to the Birmingham Language and Literacy and Maths Continuums which support assessment when a child or young person is making small steps of progress. In addition, we also set individualised targets that are formally reviewed throughout the year.


Intervention Monitoring

Additional provision monitored in the following ways:


Carrying out pre and post assessment 

Monitoring by the SENCO

Using online SEND tracking programme to monitor small steps of progress

Termly reviews for pupils receiving SEND support

Annual Reviews for pupils with an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP) or an Send Support Provision Plan (SSPP)

Pupil voice- asking the pupils if they feel that the interventions are working


This helps the school to monitor how well additional provision is working. Copies of learning plans are shared with parents and the child to ensure a transparent and collaborative partnership.


There are also opportunities to discuss children’s progress at Parents and Review Meetings. The progress each child is making is discussed at pupil progress and parent meetings with the class teacher and/or the SENDCo. Mrs Parveen and her team have an open door policy and are always happy to offer further advice and support in regards to a child's progress.