Identifying Special Educational Needs

Identifying Children with SEND

The list below shows a number of ways The Acorns identifies if a child has SEND.

  • Our open door policies ensure that discussions with parents / carers who express concerns leads to further investigations
  • Children entering the nursery are screened using the WELLCOM language assessment
  • All children are closely monitored by class teachers and other staff members through observations, analysis of data and / or emotional / social concerns. These are relayed to the school's Inclusion Manager who will make further investigations / analysis.
  • Referrals may be made through outside agencies such as GPs, Speech and Language Therapists etc. (permission will always be sought from parents first)
  • The school use a number of diagnostic assessment tests for reading, writing, spelling, comprehension, mathematics and emotional needs.
  • Regular meetings are held with all class teachers and the Inclusion Manager to discuss any concerns.

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Contact the School

The Acorns Primary and Nursery School

Pooltown Road
Ellesmere Port
CH65 7ED

Main Contact: Mrs H. Broom, Executive Head Teacher

Tel: 0151 355 1546

SEN Contact: Mrs K Bentley

SEN Email:


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