How do we identify and assess children with SEN?

Types of SEND at the School

At Langley Park Primary School, we recognise that there are four main areas which cover Special Educational Needs. These areas and their meanings are as follows:


Communication and Interaction

  • Delay in attention / Interaction Skills—children may have difficulties ignoring distractions and may need regular prompts to stay on task. They may find whole class work difficult. They may need individualised motivation in order to complete tasks. These children may have peer relationship issues or may not be able to initiate or maintain a conversation.

  • Understanding / Receptive Language—children may need visual support to understand or process spoken language. Children may repeat language.

  • Speech / Expressive Language—children may use simplified language and use limited vocabulary. Ideas and conversations may be difficult to follow, with the need to request further clarification. Some immaturities are in the sound system. Grammar/phonological awareness is still fairly poor and therefore literacy can be affected.


Cognition and Learning

  • Children may have difficulties with the skills needed for effective learning such as use of: language, memory and reasoning skills; sequencing and organisation skills; an understanding of number; problem-solving; fine and gross motor skills; independent learning skills; exercising choice; decision making and information processing.

  • Social, Mental and Emotional Health

  • Children may have difficulties with social and emotional development which may lead to or stem from: social Isolation; behavioural difficulties; attention difficulties; anxiety and depression; attachment disorders; low self-esteem and issues with self-image.


Sensory and/or Physical

  • These pupils may have a medical or genetic condition that could lead to difficulties with: specific medical conditions; gross and fine motor skills; visual or hearing impairment; accessing the curriculum without adaptation; physically accessing the school building or equipment; oversensitivity to noise / smells / light / touch / taste and issues with toilet / self-care.


Special Educational Needs and Disabilities at Langley Park Primary School


At Langley Park Primary School, we currently have 24% of our pupils on the SEN register. At present, we have two children in the process of an (EHCP) Educational Health and Care plan and one child with a Statement of Special Educational Needs which will be transferred to an EHCP at the end of Key Stage One. We have experience of supporting children and young people with a range of needs, including:

  • *Speech, language and communication needs

  • *Autistic Spectrum Disorder

  • *ADHD

  • *Gross and fine motor difficulties

  • *Sensory issues

  • *Social, emotional and mental health needs

  • *General and specific learning difficulties

The school provides data on the levels and types of need to the Local Authority.  This is collected through the school census.   

If you would like to discuss your SEND requirements in detail please contact the school to arrange an appointment.