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Differentiating between SEN and underachievement

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Last updated on 11 July 2017
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How can we differentiate between SEN and underachievement? In this article, we refer to the SEND Code of Practice and relay advice on how to identify and address different pupils' needs. You will also find a KeyDoc to help teaching staff identify SEN, and a case study from a teaching school.

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Contents

  1. 1 Defining special educational needs and provision
  2. 2 Identifying SEN: expert guidance
  3. 3 Helping staff to identify SEN: KeyDoc and guidance
  4. 4 Identifying SEN: case study from a teaching school
  5. 5 Using terms before a pupil is formally diagnosed
  6. 6 Short-term interventions: should pupils be on the SEND register?

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