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Quality First Teaching and Special Educational Needs Support Toolkit

The intention of introducing this document is to support Bexley mainstream settings with ensuring a consistent approach when identifying pupils’ barriers to learning and/or special educational needs.

The emphasis of the Bexley Toolkit is to provide a consistent approach to ensure that:


  • High quality teaching, differentiated for individual pupils, is the first step in responding to pupils who have or may not have SEND.
  • All school members are routinely providing support and guidance as set out in the SEND Code of Practice 2015.
  • Pupils’ barriers to learning are identified early, quickly and correct support or intervention are provided.
  • Schools monitor the impact and effectiveness of support and interventions through the graduated approach.
  • Parents will know what support they can reasonably expect to be provided.
  • Children and young people, their parents or carers, will be fully involved in decisions about their support and what they want to achieve.
  • Support given should be in line with the pupil’s needs and not dependent on diagnosis.

17 Jul 2019

Ben Tomaschiwskyj
Special Educational Needs Support
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