Assessment Options

Jo has tried to make this as affordable & productive as possible.

A child may be identified as having a Special Educational Need (SEN) at any stage during his/her education. This may be a long term difficulty requiring continuing support or a short term difficulty requiring specific intervention.

The fundamental thing to consider when choosing an assessment is will the outcome help a teacher to teach and a child to learn.

For children with unknown difficulties to learn: they are a large group of children who fall through the net by not having their educational needs met because people do not know what they are. They would not meet the criteria for formal diagnostic intervention, so this assessment would show educators exactly what is needed to plan and teach that specific child to success.

 

For children who have severe to complex learning difficulties: the assessment results and evidence can be used to support a school that needs to make an official application to their local authority of a child if they need more support than their school can provide despite many rounds of 'Assess, Plan, Do, Review' that had not helped that child to make any progress. It can then also be used for that child's Personal Education Plan (PEP) .

Option 1.

A Non-Diagnostic Assessment

Subject to arrangement by SENDCo, Jo administers the assessment during the school day at school in a designated room. Post assessment the working document, test scores and evidence will be handed over to the SENDCo. Any questionnaires will be shredded and files deleted by Jo.

Subject to availability for families, Jo administers Non-Diagnostic Assessments from her home throughout the year.

 

Option 1. includes:

  • Reviewing the completed family and school questionnaires

  • Analysing any formal reports

  • Materials & preparations for tailor-made tests

  • A 2-hour Non-diagnostic Assessment covering approximately 20+ tests including reading, reading comprehension, writing, spelling, handwriting, phonological awareness, verbal, aural, working & short-term memory, number and place value, number facts, addition and subtraction & multiplication and division.

  • Evaluating test results & observation notes

  • Constructing single pages of Test Scores & IEP. The results should be with you within 3-days.

An Individual Education Plan or IEP is a school-based document which records, tracks and reviews the support a child with special educational needs receives in school. An IEP is normally reviewed at the end of each school term. Depending on my findings, it is also used as up to date evidence in order to support an Educational Healthcare Plan to a Local Authority for those children with more severe or complex learning needs. 

 

All children with a Statement of Special Educational Needs must have an IEP/PEP. Following the introduction of the Children and Families Act 2014, children without a Statement are not required to have an IEP, but schools do still use them.

 

In order to support the community, the fee for this option has been reduced until further notice.

 

Please get in touch for more information.

Option 2.

An initial Non-Diagnostic Assessment + 6-hour Teaching Programme

 

Subject to limited availability, Jo administers an initial Non-Diagnostic Assessment combined with a 1:1 personalised multi-sensory teaching programme to meet the specific needs of your child throughout the year.

Option 2. includes:

  • Reviewing the completed family and school questionnaires

  • Analysing any formal reports

  • Materials & preparations for tailor-made tests

  • A 2-hour Non-diagnostic Assessment covering approximately 20+ tests including reading, reading comprehension, writing, spelling, handwriting, phonological awareness, verbal, aural, working & short-term memory, number and place value, number facts, addition and subtraction & multiplication and division.

  • Evaluating test results & observation notes

  • Constructing single pages of Test Scores, IEP & PLP

  • Planning, preparing and delivering 6-hour 1:1 personalised teaching programme

  • Parental weekly feedback to be shared with school

What is taught is dictated purely by the child's assessment results and not by their current syllabus. Teaching cannot take place without the initial Non-Diagnostic Assessment nor a signed 'Letter of Agreement' and payment in order to secure a booking. For this reason, the sole purpose of the Assessment is to create a Teaching Programme and it will only be shared with a parent if deemed necessary​.

 

After the combined initial assessment and first 6-hour programme, any teaching programmes fee is at the normal rate.

 

In order to support the community, the fee for this option has been reduced until further notice.

 

Please get in touch for more information.