The SEN Register

Assess plan do reviewWhat is the SEN Register?

The SEN Register is an internal school record, which identifies students with Special Educational Needs. At Cheam High, the SEN Register can be found on an internal software programme known as Integris (the school’s Management Information System).

How are students recorded on the register?

All students who have been identified as having sustained Special Educational Needs will be registered on the school SEN register at School Support (K) or as having an EHCP (E). Information recorded will include the category of need. Students who are no longer on the school SEN register are recorded as a N.

What qualifies a student being placed on the SEN Register?

The majority of students who are placed on the SEN Register are in receipt of a number of sustained targeted school interventions and have been issued a SEND support plan. If a student has an EHCP, they will be automatically placed on the SEN Register and their SEN Support plan will relate directly to the EHCP.

Can students move off the register?

The SEN register is reviewed on a termly basis and is updated in accordance with the school’s internal monitoring systems. The register is seen as a fluid document and children are able to be placed on and moved off it, following on from discussions with parents/carers and pastoral leads.

What happens when a child on the SEN register of another school moves to Cheam High?

The school would receive the SEN information and review the individual needs of the child.  This may mean that the child needs an SEN Support plan and is placed on the SEN Register. 

For some children, the support they need will be delivered at universal level (eg by differentiation by the specialist subject teacher) and a Pupil passport, summarising the specific differentiation approaches required would be offered.  They would not be placed on the school SEN register unless specific targeted support was required over a sustained period of time. 

A few children will not need either a Pupil passport or SEN Support plan and will, therefore, not be placed on the SEN Register.