The Graduated Approach

The Graduated Approach is a four-part continuous cycle made up of the following steps:

  • Assess – use a range of assessment strategies to identify the specific support needs of the child.
  • Plan – starting from the assessment, co-produce and share a plan, detailing the provision to be put in place.
  • Do – implement the agreed provision.
  • Review – monitor the learner’s progress and evaluate the success and impact of the support given.


A special educational need can be a number of different things and will fall into one of the four broad areas of SEN:

  • Communication and Interaction
  • Cognition and Learning
  • Social, Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH)
  • Sensory and/ or Physical.

A special educational need can be helped by putting extra support in at school, providing appropriate interventions, additional resources and in working with partnership with parents and, where required, external agencies. 

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Chester Road,
Cheshire SY14 8PY
Headteacher: Mrs N Wetton
Main Contact: Terri-Ann Reynolds
If you would like to contact someone at school for help with anything please use the number or the email address above FAO: to Mrs Reynolds or Mrs Tilley
SEN Contact: Miss G Harper