Identification of SEND

It is important that children’s special educational needs/disabilities are identified at an early stage in their lives. The earlier that action is taken the more responsive the child is likely to be.

To identify or acknowledge that children at Ingleby Manor Free School have SEND we use a number of indicators:

  • Assessments from professional bodies
  • Information from transferring schools
  • Observations
  • Parental information
  • School assessments
  • Student information
  • Testing data

The steps Ingleby Manor Free School take if SEND is identified

If SEND is identified the stages of action are:

  • Initial concerns expressed by parent, teachers, health or social services professional
  • SENCo gathers information, makes initial assessment and informs parents of outcomes
  • SENCo seeks further advice/ assessment from professional and outside agencies if required
  • If the young person is identified as SEND the SENCo will provide teachers, parents and the child with advice, strategies and provision suited to support their needs.

If you think your child has SEND you can raise concerns via your child’s independent learning tutor, class teacher or contact the SENCo team directly as detailed below:


Mrs L Arnold, SENco

Tel: 01642 352450