Targeted Step

What is expected to happen at targeted step?

mage Targeted Cycle - Assess, plan, do, review



Targeted Step - Liaison with outside agencies

Assess: Assess child’s learning as described in the statutory Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS), draw conclusions. If necessary, start using Development Journal (Early Support) to measure progress over time.

Plan: Observe the child, meet with parents and agree an IEP/ SEND Support Plan, consider EHAT assessment

Do: Draw conclusions from observations, keep changing learning environment in response to professional advice, deliver strategies suggested by professionals (ensure you have all reports from professionals in place); meet with parents to report on progress and review IEP/ SEND Support Plan, discuss with family: EHAT assessment, Level 2 panel, Children Centre interventions (Triple P, Chatterbox, PEEP, DARTS)

Review: Measure impact of the deployed strategies. Have they made a difference in child’s progress and development? What reasonable adjustments have been made to meet the child’s needs? Does the child require additional support, consider applying for Enhanced SEND Support?

Child’s needs are met, carry on with the targeted support (assess, plan, do review)

Consider if the child:

-requires further assessment and interventions,

-concerns are not resolved,.

-requires specialist coordinated approach for multiple and complex needs.

If the child meets the criteria above make referral to the children’s Disability Team The Bridge Centre.

Start Specialist Level.


Early years Quality & Inclusion Team, Send Gateway, The Bridge Centre, Early Years Hub, Acorns School Teaching Alliance, St Helens Council, Nasen, Focus On

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