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This is so true! A child does NOT need to have been on the SEN register to get EAA. The definition of a pupil with SEN is quite different than the definition of a pupil who is disadvantaged in an exam situation. Slower processing / writing / reading / even poor focus and inability to concentrate for longer periods can all be managed by a child by taking longer and working harder in the classroom and at home, but that child is disadvantaged in the exam room. Assess them. GL has a screener that will help you filter those pupils out who should have further screening. I haven’t used it – I just do a 10 min basic speed of writing test to get a first idea of who might need further investigation, but I happen to think that way too many pupils are disadvantaged by exam conditions. And don’t get me started on the levels of anxiety around exams post Covid! . . . .