SEND Information Report 2019-2020

South Rise 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?  

  • 11 EHC Plans


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

  • 124 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 KS 2 support staff undertook Phonics training during lockdown
  • All support staff became Apple Teachers, completed a SEND awareness course and supporting children with attachment difficulties. Support staff participated online with use of school I-Pads during lockdown.
  • Specific staff participated in Bereavement training.
  • SENCOS were trained in Approach de-escalation techniques.
  • First aiders renewed their qualification through online training.

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 21 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.  
  • One child attended Phoenix class at Alderwood and has successfully transitioned back to South Rise.
  • The Inclusion Team kept in regular contact with parents during the school closure. The team also worked closely with parents and carers to ensure children could return to school in June.
  • SENCOS liaised with Compass schools to ensure that the virtual learning offer was appropriate for our children with complex SEN; who were shielding.
  • SENCO wrote robust risk assessment to ensure a safe return to school for children with SEND.



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. Wendy Byrnes 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’Rozario 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.  At South Rise children with difficulties in this area access three-time weekly sessions delivered by two specialist TAS. Ann Jones and Stacey Drewery also support teachers with how to deliver the children’s targets in class.


First Aid & Medical Conditions

All Staff have up to date training to administer all emergency medication. 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 and are now compliant with government Covid 19 guidance. First Aid & Medical Administration has been reviewed and new Accident Reports created. There is now consistency across the school.