Welcome to our SEND Information Report which is part of Durham County Council’s Local Offer for children and young people with Special Educational Needs.
At Horndale County Infant and Nursery School, we are committed to the equal inclusion of all pupils in all areas of school life. We recognise the diverse and individual needs of all of our pupils and take into account the additional support required by those children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND).
How does the school identify children with SEN?
Where it is determined that a pupil does have SEN, parents will be formally advised of this and the decision will be added to the SEN register. The aim of formally identifying a pupil with SEN is to help school ensure that effective provision is put in place and so remove barriers to learning. The support provided consists of a four – part process.
This is an ongoing cycle to enable the provision to be refined and revised as the understanding of the needs of the pupil grows. This cycle enables the identification of those interventions which are the most effective in supporting the pupil to achieve good progress and outcomes.
The review of Support Plans for pupils with SEN isa vital part of the process. Parents, pupils and other agencies are consulted to determine the progress made against the outcomes. These will occur at least termly, sometimes more often. At these meetings parents of pupils with identified SEN are consulted and new outcomes may be discussed. School will also use these opportunities for parents of pupils with SEND to complete a short questionnaire in order to collate feedback and improve the ongoing development of SEND provision at Horndale School.
(Updated October 2018)