1. The kinds of SEND Hill View provides provision for:

  • Communication and Interaction
  • Cognition and learning
  • Social, emotional and mental health difficulties
  • Sensory and/or physical needs

2, School Policies for the identification and assessment of pupils with SEND:

  • SEND Policy 2016
  • Behaviour Policy
  • Safeguarding Policy 2016
  • Anti-Bullying Policy
  • Assessment Policy
  • Teaching and Learning Policy

3. Information about the Hill View's Policies for making provision for pupils with SEND:


a. How the school evaluates the effectiveness of its provision for such pupils:

  • SEN Support Plans with SMART Targets
  • Reviews held three times a year
  • Pupil Progress Meetings
  • Provision Mapping
  • Use of other agencies to provide further assessment.

b. The school's arrangements for assessing and reviewing the progress of pupils with SEND:

  • SEN Support Plans with SMART Targets
  • Reviews held three times a year
  • Pupil Progress Meetings
  • Provision Mapping

c. The school's approach to teaching pupils with SEND:

  • Quality first teaching within the classroom, with planned differentiation.
  • Additional intervention from TAs or Teachers.
  • Where appropriate specialist teaching provided by Halton SEN Assessment Team.

d. How the school adapts the curriculum and learning environment for pupils with SEND:

  • SEN Support Plans with SMART Targets.
  • Adapted planning to ensure all needs are met.
  • Use of technology to allow access for all pupils.
  • TA support where appropriate.
  • A broad and balanced curriculum offered to all pupils.

e. Additional support to learning that is available to pupils with SEND:

  • Use of technology
  • Visual prompts
  • TA support where appropriate
  • Additional intervention.

f. How the school enables pupils with SEND to engage in activities of the school (including physical activities) together with children who do not have SEND:

  • School is fully accessible for wheelchair users.
  • Technologies for VI available.
  • Adapted lesson plans to meet the needs of all pupils.
  • Residential visits offered to all pupils three times during their time at Hill View

g. Support that is available for improving the emotional, mental and social development of pupils with SEND:

  • Nurture groups
  • Speech and Language Activities carried out in small groups with trained TAs
  • Behaviour plans put into place where necessary.
  • Referral to other agencies when appropriate. i.e. SLT, CAMHS, IWST

4. Inclusion Manager

Mrs Clare Oakes

Hill View Primary School

01928 714666

5. Information about the expertise and training of staff in relation to children with SEND:

  • Inclusion Manager very experienced has been in post for 8 years.
  • Inclusion Manager attends regular SENCo Training provided by LA
  • Inclusion Manager feeds back information to staff.
  • Teachers and TAs undertake relevant training.

6. Information about how equipment and facilities to support children with SEND will be secured:

  • School's own budget used to purchase equipment.
  • School's own budget used to provide TA support
  • LA funding to provide SSA support for some individual pupils.
  • The Inclusion Manager will apply for additional funding where appropriate and when necessary to purchase specialist equipment.
  • The Inclusion Manager will apply for additional funding for individual pupils (Enhanced Provision) where appropriate and when necessary.

7. The arrangements for consulting parents of children with SEND about, and involving such parents in, the education of their child:

  • SEN Support Plan completed by class teacher.
  • Reviews three times a year with class teacher.
  • Inclusion Manager will liaise with parents where necessary.
  • Inclusion Manager will gain consent from parents before any referrals to other agencies are made.

8.The arrangement for consulting young people with SEND about, and involving them in, their education.

  • SEN Support Plan completed by class teacher.
  • Reviews three times a year with class teacher.
  • TA support to gain pupil view.
  • Visual opportunities for pupils with language difficulties and/or very young children.

9. Any arrangements made by the governing body relating to the treatment of complaints from parents of pupils with SEND concerning the provision at the school:

10. How the governing body includes other bodies, including health and social services bodies, local authority support services and voluntary organisations, in meeting the needs of pupils with SEND and supporting the families of such pupils.

  • Refer parents to the Halton Local Offer. http://localoffer.haltonchildrenstrust.co.uk/
  • Inclusion Manager liaises with other agencies to meet the needs of pupils and to support families.
  • Inclusion Manager and Head Teacher report to Governors on a termly basis.

11. The contact details of support services for parents of children with SEND:

12. The school's arrangements for supporting pupils with SEND in a transfer between phases of education or in preparation for adulthood and independent living.

  • Inclusion Manager and Reception class teacher liaise with pre-school settings for children who are joining Hill View at the start of their school career.
  • Inclusion Manager and Year 6 teacher liaise with secondary school settings for children who are transferring to Year 7.
  • Inclusion Manager, and class teacher when possible, liaise with other primary schools for children transferring mid-year.
  • Broad and balanced curriculum aims to support life skills alongside the academic curriculum, i.e PSHE lessons may include road safety.

13. Information on where the local authority's local offer is published.