SEND Information Report 2016-2017

How many students did we have at our school with statements or EHC plans at the end of July 2017?

  • 5 EHC plans (and 2 being drafted)


How many students did we have at SEN Support at the end of July 2017?

  • 94 children

What were the outcomes for children within our school with SEND for 2017?

  • The overall points of progress for children with SEN across KS1 and KS2 is 3.6
  • Progress of children in FS1, FS2, Year 1, Year 4 and Year 6 is particularly good and is generally very positive across the school.
  • 94% of children made at least 2 points of progress and 73% of children made 3 or more points of progress.
  • 100% of children with SEND made at least 6 points of progress across KS2 – the majority made significantly more progress. Our Value Added performance has been significantly higher than the National Value Added figure for the past three years in all areas.
  • The children with SEN in Year 6 made greater progress than those without SEN. The gap in attainment between SEN/Non SEN at the end of KS2 has decreased to 0.9.
  • Children with communication and interaction difficulties have made particularly good progress overall. Interventions such as Lego therapy, box therapy and bucket therapy will all have contributed to this. With input from the Speech and language therapists we have set up lots of new intervention groups to meet the growing need of children with communication and interaction difficulties. SaLT have provided training for staff and will continue to monitor the groups alongside the school


  • There has been a real improvement in the progress of children with Cognitive and learning difficulties in reading, writing and maths. This is now the area with the most progress. This follows a focus on this area last year and interventions such as Toe by Toe, Precision Teaching and an expansion of the STEPS programme.


  • Children with SME have also made fantastic progress in all areas. This is due to the increase in hour purchased for CAMHS and EP support. All teaching staff have also had attachment and nurture training which helps to support children with SME.

What training did staff at our school have in SEND over the year 2017?

  • David Levy and Georgia Halls from CAMHS delivered a parent workshop entitled ‘How to help your child learn.’ It was a huge success with fantastic feedback
  • Our Speech and Language Therapist has completed training and follow ups with the year 1 team to support those children with social communication needs.
  • Our Educational Psychologist, alongside Lisa Elliott, Eleanor Ashby and Renee Wheeler delivered attachment training to all teaching staff and all support staff.
  • Staff have received training on supporting children with ASD.
  • Three staff members received specialist STEPS literacy and  numeracy training. They are now delivering personalised programmes to children throughout the school.
  • The SENCO attended a useful workshop on mental health.

What was in the Head teacher’s report to the Governors about SEND in 2016/17?






Saplings have had a very successful and busy year. Two children have been successfully reintegrated with another three currently being reintegrated. Over the next few weeks the remaining children will begin their reintegration into class.


This year we introduced termly Sapling Panel meeting. This is where all Sapling staff, SENCo and Year 1 leader meet to discuss the progress of the children and possible reintegration of key children.


Other successes of the year include Saplings joining in with year 1 phonics, music assemblies and spending Wednesday afternoon in their Base Class. This has ensured the children have a close link with their Base Class and has made reintegration easier for them. Miss May and Mrs Wheeler are always there to support any children struggling during those times.



External Agency Support

Speech and Language Therapy

We were delighted to be awarded ‘level 1 focussing’ communication award this year. We are currently working towards level 2.

ASD Outreach

There are currently 5 children at South Rise with a diagnosis of Autism who are observed on a half-termly basis by ASD Outreach. The children have been meeting their targets successfully and are making good progress academically, socially, emotionally and behaviourally. We continue to work very closely with ASD Outreach to ensure the children’s needs are being met and the appropriate strategies and resources are in place.


CAMHS have run multiple sessions in school with families and teachers to help support children with their learning in school. This year we have allocated set times to SRLC and Saplings staff to ensure our most vulnerable children and families have the support that is needed. CAMHS has also run some very beneficial after school drop in sessions for teachers.

Educational Psychologist

The EP has observed and supported many of our most vulnerable children since September. Either through observations or direct work, she has been able to share valuable information about the children and offer strategies on how they can be best supported both at school and at home.  She has also had set time in SRLC and Saplings to ensure the staff and families have support to meet the needs of our most vulnerable children.


We have made several referrals for Literacy and Numeracy assessments to ensure that specialist interventions are in place that will support good progress. Currently 12 STEPS Literacy/Maths programmes are being delivered by trained TAs. We have also referred to dyslexia testing in five cases.


First Aid & Medical Conditions

The Medical Alert Handbook has been updated and shared with First Aiders and all other teaching staff to ensure that everyone knows how to act in an emergency situation. All Care Plans have been reviewed this year and we continue to monitor them closely.