In Wakefield we want to make sure that when a child/young person needs extra help because of their Special Educational Needs or Disabilities, they are supported as soon as possible. Lots of work is done by schools and support services to try to ensure that the right level of support is put in place and this all needs to be joined up if it is going to work best.
Depending on your individual child’s needs, they may not need to go through all four stages, for example, an EHCP may need to be put in place straightaway or your child’s needs may be met as part of Quality First Teaching. This is also called the graduated approach.
Details of the stages are included in the next sections.