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Last updated on 14 July 2017
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Is there guidance on which pupils should receive SEN support? This article features expert advice and a case study from a primary school on determining which pupils need SEN support, and which need extra support unrelated to SEN. We also look at the importance of reassessing pupils’ needs over time.

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  1. Identifying which pupils to categorise as needing SEN support
  2. Training to identify pupils needing support: CPD Toolkit
  3. Deciding who to place on ‘SEN support’: case study
  4. Reassessing pupils' needs over time
  5. Talking to parents about their child’s identified needs

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