SEND at Horizon
At Horizon Primary Academy, we aim to provide an appropriate and high quality education for all children. We take pride in creating an effective and supportive learning environment allowing each of the children to achieve. You can find further details about this in our SEN Information Report:
Click here to view the Horizon School Information Report
Click here to view the Horizon SEND Policy
Mrs L Glassock – Inclusion Leader and SENCo
Mrs L Long - Assistant SENCo
Mr R Steele - Pastoral Leader
SEN profile of the School
There are currently 199 children (Reception to Year 6) on roll at our school. 31 of these children are on the SEN Register, representing 15.6% of the total number of children.
There are 5 children with Educational Health Care Plans, representing 2.5% of the total number of children.
Horizon Provision statement
Governors have a duty under s317 of the Education Act 1996 to do their best to ensure that the necessary provision is made for pupils with SEN. The School Standards and Framework Act 1998 requires governors to conduct the school with a view to promoting high standards. These high standards relate to all the pupils in the school including those with SEN.
In collaboration with the SENCO, our Link SEN Governor ensures that:
- they are fully involved in developing and monitoring the schools SEN policy
- all governors are up to date and knowledgeable about the schools SEN provision, including how funding, equipment and personnel resources are deployed
- SEN provision is an integral part of the school development plan
- the quality of SEN provision is continually monitored.
Kent Local Offer
Kent's Local offer is all about making it easier for people to find out about services available to 0-25 year olds with special educational needs and disabilities. The Local Offer is one of the ways in which Kent is delivering the changes introduced by the Children and Families Act, which became law in September 2014.
Click the link below to find out about:
- Information outlining the different types of SEND. https://www.kent.gov.uk/education-and-children/special-educational-needs/types-of-send
- What to do if you think your child has Special Educational Needs. https://www.kent.gov.uk/education-and-children/special-educational-needs/what-to-do-if-you-think-your-child-has-send
- Support services for families with SEND children. https://www.kent.gov.uk/education-and-children/special-educational-needs/support-for-school-age-children/support-services-to-help-families-with-send-children
- Sources of support, advice and information. https://www.kent.gov.uk/education-and-children/special-educational-needs/who-to-contact
How do we provide support at Horizon?
- Additional support in class and differentiation of work
- Intervention Groups
- There are ‘safe spaces’ that act as a safe haven for SEN children
- Speech and language intervention (reviewed and monitored by a Speech and Language Therapist)
- Homework Clubs
- 1-1 support with personalised plans and targets
- School funded Educational Psychologist and Speech and Language Therapist services
- Interventions to build self-esteem and resilience
We want to work in partnership with you to help your child and we know and understand that all children at some time struggle with their work or find school difficult. So if you have any worries about your child’s specific needs please talk to your child’s class teacher in the first instance.
If you have a problem or worry that cannot be resolved by your child’s class teacher you are welcome to come and speak to Mrs Glassock or Mrs Long, who will do her best to help. She is happy to meet with you and can often help you to find the right service in the community to help with particular issues.