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Welcome to Horizon Primary Academy where our motto is 'Learning by doing'.

 

Our school aims 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:

Key People

Mrs S Davies – SENCO 

Mrs R Cavanagh – 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:

 

http://www.kent.gov.uk/education-and-children/special-educational-needs/local-offer-your-voice

 

How do we provide support at Horizon?

  • Literacy and Numeracy Intervention Groups
  • Additional support in class and differentiation of work
  • There are two ‘safe spaces’ that act as a safe haven for SEN pupil
  • ​Speech 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 me and I will do my best to help. I am happy to meet with you and can often help you to find the right service in the community to help with particular issues.  You can contact me by completing the form below.

Contact me

Please find Mrs Cavanagh's most recent reports to the governing board below.

Accessibility

 

Horizon Primary Academy

Accessibility Plan

 

Action Plan A – Improving Physical Access

 

Ref

Question

Recommendations

Time Scale

Priority

Cost

Date Completed

Responsible

  1.  

Corridor

Keep corridors clear from obstructions.

Ongoing

Immediate

High

None

All staff

2.

Changing and Shower facilities

Consider putting one in with any future renovation plans/ to suit the needs of children with physical disabilities or specific medical conditions as necessary

Not set

Ongoing

Low

 

Business Manager

 

 

Action Plan B – Improving Curriculum Access

 

 

Ref

Question

Recommendations

Time Scale

Priority

Cost

Date Completed

Responsible

1

Differentiation in Teaching

SLT to monitor quality of differentiation and provision for All disabled and vulnerable groups of pupils.

Every term and reported to Educational Standards Committee. Monitored 3 x yearly by governor responsible for SEND.

High

SLT

release costs

 

SLT

2

Interventions

SENCO to audit current interventions and their success/impact on progress. Provision mapping to be used across all year groups

Every term and reported to Educational Standards Committee.

Monitored 3 x yearly by governor responsible for SEND.

High

Resourcing costs of identified areas to develop

 

SENCO

3

Classrooms are organised to promote the participation and independence of all pupils

SENCO to carry out an audit of resources /QFT to ensure that lessons are planned to meet the needs of all pupils in the class with specific difficulties.

Summer Term 2018

High

Possible resource implications where gaps are identified

 

SENCO

 

Action Plan C – Improving the Delivery of Written Information

 

Ref

Question

Recommendations

Time Scale

Priority

Cost

Date Completed

Responsible

1

Availability of written material in alternative formats when specifically requested

The school will make itself aware of the services available for converting written information into alternative formats.

Ongoing

Medium

Not applicable

 

Class teachers/ SENCO/ Admin

2

Review documentation on website to check accessibility for parents with English as an Additional Language

The school will review formats publicised on school website – particularly for new parents to the school, in order to ensure accessibility for parents with English as an additional language.

Ongoing

Medium

Not applicable

 

Class teachers/ SENCO/ Admin

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