Most pupils with SEN will be assessed under the same performance metrics as everybody else, but they might be a little behind their peers.
However, there are separate statutory assessment tools for pupils working below National Curriculum assessment standards, or who can’t access the curriculum.
The engagement model
The engagement model replaced P scales 1 to 4 in September 2021. It's a mandatory assessment tool for all maintained schools, academies and pupil referral units (PRUs).
The model must be used for pupils who are:
- Working below the level of the National Curriculum, and
- Not engaged in subject-specific study at Key Stage (KS) 1 or KS2
- Your school can use it for pupils in KS3 onwards, but it's not a requirement
Your school must report to the