Special Educational Needs & Disability

At West Horndon we value all children as unique individuals with their own learning styles and needs. Within this, we recognise that they may require help or more specific support to meet these individual needs. Through careful planning, teaching and assessment, which takes into account the wide range of abilities and interests of all our pupils we aim to provide opportunities that benefit and enable them to make progress.

Where children are identified as having a Special Educational Need or Disability (SEND), we strive to meet the statutory criteria outlined in the Code of Practice (see below) and take explicit steps, as outlined in our SEND information report and SEND policy (see below) to prevent pupils with SEND from being treated less favourably than other pupils.

The Special educational needs and disability code of practice: 0 to 25 years (DfE/DoH, September 2014 updated May 2015) provides statutory guidance for organisations who work with and support children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities. It identifies the criteria and offers  a framework that local authorities, schools and other services working with children must have in place to meet the needs of pupils with SEND.
Essex Local Authority publishes the services that it provides for pupils with SEND through the Local Offer.
The SEND Code of Practice requires school to identify their provision for pupils with SEND. 
Our SEND Information report (available through the link below) summarises the provision at West Horndon.
Further information about how the school operates with regard to SEND is published in the SEND & Inclusion Policy.  This policy school be read in conjunction with the accessibility plan.