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Stage 4 - Targeted Intensive Support (\SEND Register)

Despite interventions there is a specific need which falls within the following categories. A pupil at this stage would be place upon the Special Educational and Disabilities Register as they may have

  • significantly greater difficulty in learning than the majority of others of

the same age, or

  • a disability which prevents or hinders him or her from making use of facilities

(CofP 2014)


Communication and Interaction

Speech, language and communication needs (SLCN) have difficulty in communicating with others, including Autism/Asperger’s.


Cognition and Learning

Support for learning difficulties may be required when children and young people learn at a slower pace than their peers, even with appropriate differentiation. children are likely to have severe and complex learning difficulties as well as a physical disability or sensory impairment.  This area also includes specific learning difficulties such as dyslexia or dyscalculia.


Physical and sensory Development

Some children and young people require special educational provision because they

have a disability which prevents or hinders them from making use of the educational

facilities generally provided.  This also included hearing and vision impairment.


Social and Emotional, Mental Health

Children and young people may experience a wide range of social and emotional difficulties which manifest themselves in many ways. These may include becoming withdrawn or isolated, as well as displaying challenging, disruptive or disturbing behaviour.


Speech and Language Therapists

We have strong links with the NHS Speech and Language therapists.  They vist our school working alongside the children, families and staff to ensure programmes of support are in place and reviewed regularly.  We also have the regular support of a highly trained Speech and Language Teaching Assistant.


Occupational Therapy/Physiotherapy

When the appropriate therapist is able to see the child, an appointment will be made to attend a clinic or the therapist will arrange to visit the school.  A programme of support will be in place.


Specialist Teachers

We have specialist teachers from both the Hamwic Education Trust and Dorset Council who provide support for children and staff to ensure that all pupils have the support needed to be safe and happy within school.  This ranges from behaviour support, attachment to dyslexia.  More Information can be found at:



PCPs (Pupil Centred Planning)

At Upton Infant School we have moved away for Individualised Educational Plans and have renamed them Pupil Centred Planning (PCP’s).  This is a process where we work together to gain parental and child views in relation to small step targets and long term planning. 


Team Around The Child (TAF)

St this stage it may be worth considering a Team Around the Child to include family members and all professionals.  We would look to set outcomes which improve the progress of a child within a whole family holistic approach.