SEND Glossary

This info is intended for parents of pupils attending King Richard School from September 2016 and is, as far as we are aware, correct at the time of publishing. We held a coffee and cake co-production afternoon on 7th July 2016 to review the SEND report. This event was attended by a number of parents, governors, teachers, support staff and students. For further information, please contact the school.

Achievement For All (AFA)

An evidence based, two-year programme  to improve outcomes for vulnerable and disadvantaged pupils, including those from low income families, those identified with special educational needs, and looked-after children.

Assessment for Learning (AFL)

Assessment that carries on all the time through marking and questioning – in other words, not tests!

Educational Psychologist (EP)

An Educational Psychologist is specially trained to assess a child’s ability. In the case of children with the most complex needs who are failing to make progress, they might be called upon to investigate a child’s strengths and weaknesses and advise teachers how best to support a child.

Emotional First Aid (EFA)

An EFA is a member of staff who has undergone specialist training in ways of supporting children develop their emotional well being.