Forgive me posting in here but I am out of date and now a retired teacher. I did post this in another forum but got no response so im wondering if someone can answer my questions, please. Again a question. In primary at what level of assessment is a pupil moved onto getting external help, being provided in term of financial and professional help. If I remember correctly it used to be level 3 when I was a primary teacher. I had to provide my own work scheme for dealing with pupils with needs. ie setting appropriate work, teaching and assessing the needs of the pupil along with the SEN co-ordinator in school. Today, after what level is more intervention support i supposed to be offered to the individual and the teacher? In secondary: Do special need assistants work alongside pupils in schools. Do they stay with the student all day or only in some lessons such as Maths and English? Or are used ad hoc as needed. We never had special need assistants in Secondary schools when I taught in them, so I am unsure. Because classes groups were set, it was assumed you taught each set level according to their ability and capability.