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 S Davies – SENCo
Mrs E Wright – Acting SENCo
Mrs H Earnshaw – SEN Governor
SEN profile of the School
There are currently 207 children (Reception to Year 6) on roll at our school. 26 of these children are on the SEN Register, representing 13% of the total number of children.
There are a further 27 children throughout the school who are being monitored closely, and who receive specific class support/intervention.
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:
- arrangements for identifying and assessing children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities
- how to access services and how we make decisions
- services to support young people prepare for adulthood and independence
- arrangements for resolving disagreements, mediation and appealing to the SEN Tribunal
- sources of support, advice and information
How do we provide support at Horizon?
- Intervention Groups
- Additional support in class and differentiation of work
- There are two ‘safe spaces’ that act as a safe haven for SEN children
- âSpeech and language intervention (reviewed and monitored by a Speech and Language Therapist)
- Homework Clubs
- 1-1 Tuition
- School funded Educational Psychologist and Speech and Language Therapist services
- Interventions to build self-esteem and resilience
- Anger Management sessions
- Counselling delivered by an external provider
We want to work in partnership with you to help your child and we know 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 Wright 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.