What is the Portage SEND Best Practice Assessment Checklist?
The Portage SEND Best Practice Assessment Checklist (updated September 2022) supports the assessment of pre-school children who have special educational needs and disabilities focusing on their developmental strengths and needs. Using the portage checklist with families enables a better understanding of each child’s learning, celebrating each small success and being able to recognise gaps at a glance.
By breaking learning skills into small achievable steps, practitioners can plan activities that promote each child’s learning. The Portage Checklist incorporates the early years foundation stage statements so enables direct links when transitioning across learning environments.
You can download a PDF of a sample of the Portage SEND Best Practice Assessment Checklist
The Portage Assessment Checklist has been designed as a hard copy to make the document easy to use with families when planning the next activities to support a child’s development and learning.
Whether completing a few pages or the whole document it allows you to see at a glance the skills a child ‘can do’.
Having a hard copy document also prompts Portage practitioners to share the document with families. This gives opportunities for open discussion about each child’s interests and motivation. By using the parent’s knowledge of their child helps professionals to plan effectively. The document with family’s permission can be shared with other professionals and settings. They could continue using the document which will help to break tasks down into small achievable steps helping with writing targets for personal plans.
The coloured in profile can be used as evidence for EHC plans and forms a pictorial record of the child’s skill level and achievements.
The Portage SEND Best Practice Assessment Checklist has been updated (September 2022) and is now back in stock!