Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)
At different times in their life, a child or young person may have a special educational need. The code of practice 2014 defines SEND as follows:
“A child or young person has SEND if they have a learning difficulty or disability which calls for special education provision to be made for him or her."
At Horn's Mill Primary School we value all members of our school community. Our SEND report has been produced with pupils, parents and carers, governors, and members of staff. We welcome your comments, so please do contact us. The best people to contact are:
Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENDCO) - Mrs Emily Hughes
Head teacher - Mrs Sharon Wyatt
SEND Governor - Sue Huntbach
In September 2023, our EYFS lead, Alice Davies, was asked to speak for the DfE (Department of Education) at a Foundation Years Conference about SEND in the Early Years. The focus topic was how to successfully complete the EYFS Profile for children with SEND, as well effective transition into Year 1.
The DfE asked for the information shared during the conference, to be collated into a one page case study, to be published on the Foundation Years website, to share with colleagues nationwide.
The case study is now available on the Foundation Years website, please click here to view. A copy of the case study is also attached to this page.
The Local Offer website provides information for children and young people with Special Educational Needs or Disabilities (SEND) and their parents or carers, in a single place. It includes information from a range of local agencies, including education, health and social care. Knowing what is out there gives you more choice and therefore more control over what support is right for your child. The Local Offer website has be relaunched as the Live Well website.
Click here to see the Live Well site from Cheshire West and Chester.
INCLUSION MATTERS - A Strategy for an Inclusive Borough
Cheshire West and Cheshire have used information from their current Children and Young People’s Plan, the Joint Strategic Needs Assessment, and what our families, children and young people have said, to create a strategy that represents CWAC's vision for the next four years, highlighting areas where we can do more together to benefit the children and young people of Cheshire West, and their families. The strategy can be found on the LIvewell Website here.
Our school's specific provision can be found in our SEND Policy and further documentation below.