I can’t pretend to be an expert on the impending new SEN arrangements from September but I do have a few preliminary thoughts.
I am very concerned that emphasis has shifted from a whole- school approach to class teacher being “detective” as I recently read – where escapes me! In a world where ‘quality first teaching’ is king it seems sensible to rely, in the first instance, on the professional instincts of teachers in diagnosing SEN in their children. However all is not as it seems.
In an ideal world teachers will be completely aware of difficulties in their children except for the following :
1. Children who come from another class with undiagnosed needs and the previous teacher feeds misleading information in the first instance.
2. Children who arrive in FS with no information from nursery/ no nursery involvement.
3. Children with a history of behavioural problems masking undiagnosed…
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