Many children and young people will have their learning needs met through high quality teaching as part of universal provision. Educational settings should offer an inclusive approach to learning and teaching, with high quality teaching which is adapted for individual children and young people.

This approach should be embedded in their provision in all subject areas, and at all levels, and support the teaching of all children and young people, including those with Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities.

Where limited or no progress is made using universal strategies, further assessment of barriers to learning should take place through the graduated response.

The graduated response is ‘a four-part cycle, assess, plan, do and review. Progress should be monitored at every stage of the graduated response process.

Graduated Response Cycle Diagram

The Targeted education provision that is available for children and young people with Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities is described in the Graduated Response Tool Kit.

Last reviewed:July 20, 2022 byJennifer

Next review due:January 20, 2023

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