The way development can be monitored is having a progress sheet and writing down what the children can and can’t do and what areas need more work. For younger children you could observe them by their fine motor skills and gross motor skills. Also every child has a learning journal, which gets passed on to each year group, as the child changes classes. SATS tests are done in year 2 and year 6; these record their academic intellectual development.
Every now and again, staff must do a report on the child’s development so the parents can see how their children have progressed or what they need work on. Understanding a child’s individual needs is achieved by using observation, assessment and planning. Schools use this to ensure the individual needs of children are met. For young children in the setting, from nursery to reception, daily observations and photos of children are taken enabling the staff to gain a better understanding of the child’s individuality and ability. Observations include formal and informal, the informal observations will be the ones we do every day while working with the children.
Children who are not following the expected pattern will need extra support in school, to get them up to speed with their year group. In my setting the children who need extra support get called out from another teacher who gives them one to one support in the area they are lacking in, also they will get extra homework that will help their progress.
Children will have many reasons of why they do not follow the expected pattern of development, this could include personal or external factors