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Early Years

  • Staff use observations, evidence in books and developmental tracking grids to monitor progress and achievement.

  • Children causing concern may be monitored more regularly and referred to relevant agencies where appropriate.

  • Class or Individual provision maps are created for children who need extra support to show targets, interventions and progress over time. These are monitored and reviewed by the class teacher and SENCo on a regular basis to ensure it is supporting the pupils effectively.

  • At the end of Nursery or the Reception class staff pass on relevant information and provision maps to the new class teacher.

    We have extremely robust SEND assessment processes at Short Wood:

  • We undertake our own assessments, in some areas, to identify specific problems and then put in place provision to ensure the children make progress.

  • We undertake our own Phonic and reading assessments and monitor progress and achievement. Provision is put in place based on the assessments to ensure children make progress.

  • We undertake initial Speech and language assessments (through and initial screening on entry to Nursery) and provision is put in place based on the assessments , if necessary we may make a referral to Speech and Language.


Overall School: 96.6%

Short Wood Primary School and NEST Nursery- Aiming high, growing dreams. School is re open for pupils in The Nursery Nest, Reception, Year 1 and Year 6, as well as pupils of our key workers and other identified children. If you would like your child to return please call the school office so we can book them into a bubble. Our NEST Nursery still has 30 hour funded places for September 2020. For more information or to reserve a place please contact the school office.