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At St Vincent de Paul Catholic Primary School we believe that children with special education needs & disabilities should be identified and assessed as early as possible, and as quickly as is consistent with thoroughness.


Provision for all children with educational needs should be made by the appropriate agency. In most cases this will be the child’s mainstream school working in partnership with the child’s parents: in most cases no statutory assessment will be necessary.


Where a child’s needs cannot be met by the mainstream school in partnership with parents, where agreed L.A.s (Local Authorities) in conjunction with health must make assessments in accordance with prescribed time limits and must then write clear and thorough EHCs (Education health and social care plans), setting out the child’s educational and non-educational needs. 

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