Cycle of 'Assess, Plan, Do, Review.'

When a child or young person is placed on SEND Support, a cycle of 'Assess, Plan, Do, Review' is started. Decisions are made together with the child or young person and the parent/carer. Actions are agreed. The length and regularity of the cycle depends on the needs of the child or young person and the family at the time. The child or young person and their parents/carers are central to this cycle. 

Assess: The child or young person's difficulties must be assessed so that the right support is provided at the right time. This should include asking parents/carers, the child or young person and professionals such as the class or subject teacher who work closely with the child or young person what they think. This needs to be reviewed regularly so that the support provided continues to meet the child or young person's needs. 

Plan: The setting and parents/carers need to agree the outcomes that the SEND Support is intended to acheive: in other words, how the child or young person will benefit from any support they get. All those involved will need to have a say in deciding what kind of support will be provided and decide a date by which they will review this so that they can check to see how well the support is working and whether the outcomes have been or are being achieved. 

Do: The setting put the planned support into place. Parents/carers may also have support and strategies that they can use at home. The teacher remains responsible for working with the child or young person on a daily basis, but the SENDCo and any support staff or specialist teaching staff involved in providing support should work closely to track the child's progress and check that the support is being effective. 

Review: The support the child or young person receives is reviewed regularly by all (usually a minimum of three times a year).