Support For Parents

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Parent Information – Terms and Processes explained

SEND Register stages:

Tier 1: Class activities and differentiation. First class teaching. Teacher monitor. SENDCO to monitor to see if any more support is needed.

Tier 2: Targeted interventions to offer support. Child now on the SEND register. Possible need for IEP. 

Tier 3: Targeted Interventions, including support from external agencies. IEP or MSP in place.

Tier 4: Internal agencies involved, EP usually involved. Child has ECHP and additional funding

Useful terms explained

Provision: The things we do or change to support a child to access their learning better or achieve more.

Intervention: The specific programmes that are run on a regular basis to support, repeat or fill gaps in learning to accelerate progress.

Graduated approach: The development of provision over time through an assess, plan, do and review cycle. This means that we assess children regularly and ask specialists for their assessments (where needed), we recommend the best support or a specialist outlines what they think will help, we carry-out the intervention and then review the progress made and assess what to do next.

Quality First Teaching: This means that teachers always try to ensure that they give children the best chance of learning something the first time they teach it by making small changes so that lessons suit their ways of learning. This means that we can reduce the need for children to have to learn something again in intervention sessions.

Useful Parent Websites

These websites may be useful for resources, support and information.

Dimensions – Home (

SEND Information, Advice and Support Service (IASS) – Coventry City Council

National Autistic Society (

Coventry SEND Support Service – Coventry City Council

Children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) – GOV.UK (

Sensory Team – Coventry City Council