SEND Information Report 2019-2020


Horn Park Primary School SEND Information Report 2019-2020

How many students did we have at our school with statements or EHC plans at the end of July 2020 

  • 14 EHC Plans


How many students did we have at SEN Support at the end of July 2020 

  • 63 children  


What were the outcomes for children within our school with SEND for 2019/20? 



Data for 2019-2020 is unavailable due to COVID 19 restrictions on schools 






What training did staff at our school have in SEND over the year 2019/20 

    • All staff attended ‘mental-wellbeing’ training session to support transition back to school following COVID lockdown 

    • Specific staff undertook dyslexia interventions training

    •  All staff working within our specialist provision have attended the 6 week ‘supporting children with ASD in mainstream classes’ training delivered by ASD outreach  

    • Our schools speech and language therapist and ASD outreach teacher led specific training sessions in lego therapy and word aware approach  

What was in the Head teacher’s report to the Governors about SEND in 2019/20 


  • We are continuing to review the school SEND list on at least a termly basis using the four categories of SEN: Communication and Interaction, Cognition and Learning, Social, Emotional and Mental Health, Sensory and Physical Needs.  

  • In addition to the SEND list, we have a group of children whom we are carefully monitoring. There are twenty children on the Monitoring List. 

  • We continue to work with a number of outside agencies to enhance the support for pupils with SEND. Through consulting with professionals, we are able to equip staff with proficient skills and knowledge to the needs of our pupils. 

  • We continue to build networks across the Compass Partnership to share SEND expertise, ensure consistency and improve the outcomes for our learners. Standards remain high because teachers deliver effective inclusive practice through high-quality everyday personalised teaching.  

  • Our children accessing our specialist provision attended weekly horse riding lessons   




Speech and Language Therapy (SALT)  

The SALT system of working with pupils at Universal, Targeted and Specialist level has been working well. Becoming a Targeted pupil ensures that additional support continues but does not require the Speech and Language Therapist to observe and write reports. The school’s Speech and Language therapists works closely with school staff to ensure those children receiving universal and targeted interventions are carefully planned for and monitored and next steps identified. Hayley Bissett our school’s speech and language TA works with small groups weekly to support children’s targets and embed practice led by the speech and language therapist. 


ASD Outreach  

The partnership between Horn Park and ASD Outreach continues to effectively support pupils. ASD Outreach regularly visits pupils who have an ASD diagnosis. Children are supported depending on their individual area of need. Support ranges from individualised planning for the curriculum to running small social skills groups.  


Educational Psychology Service  

Our Educational Psychologist is Veronica D’Rozaria and she meets the Inclusion Leader regularly. During her visits she observes children, meets parents and teachers to discuss the children and completes direct work and assessments with children to decide appropriate actions. We have increased our contact with the Educational Psychology Service to meet the growing demand of our children.  



Children continue to access bespoke literacy and maths programmes via the outreach service STEPS. We have an increased number of children diagnosed with dyslexia or complex specific learning difficulties.  


Dyslexia assessments 

Our specialist dyslexic teacher, Michelle Kutchesfahani is qualified to assess for dyslexia. This allows children at Horn Park to be identified and assessed for dyslexia far quicker than if awaiting an external assessment. 


Mental Health and Wellbeing Lead  

Jordan Noel is our Mental Health and Wellbeing Lead who continues to be support children from across the school to meet their ongoing social and mental health needs. Jordan works alongside teachers in supporting children’s needs within class and supports small groups on targeted activities.   

Sycamores and Millennium Class

In September 2016 we opened our own designated provision for children with complex ASD and secondary learning needs. The designated special provision offers an enriched, individually orientated curriculum within an integrated setting where children can learn alongside their peers at a pace that suits their needs. It offers a unique quieter and calm environment where children can work on the acquisition of specific skills in safe and comfortable surroundings. In 2018 we opened a second classroom due to the growing number of children. Our Sycamores provision supports children from years 1-3 and Millennium years 4-6.  

First Aid & Medical Conditions

All Staff have received training to administer Epipens and Buccal midazolam. The Medical Alert Handbook has been continually updated and shared with First Aiders and all other teaching staff to ensure that everyone knows how to act in an emergency situation. 
The First Aid Procedures and Policy have been revised for greater clarity. First Aid & Medical Administration has been reviewed and new Accident Reports created. There is now consistency across the school. 
All Care Plans have been reviewed this year.