Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)

This SEND information report along with the school SEND policy has been updated to meet the requirements of the SEND 2015 Code of Practice.  Our Special Educational Needs Coordinator Cathy Togher, received the National Award for SEND Co-ordination in January 2017. To contact Cathy please call or email the school office 0208 360 2149  Our Senco is part of the Inclusion team lead by our Assistant Head for Inclusion Ms Zehra Halil.  If you have any queries she can be contacted via the office. 

Special Needs Policy March 2021

SEND Questionnaire

Please complete our latest SEND parent questionnaire by clicking on this link – Questionnaire

SEND questionnaire Sept 2023 – Feedback

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Cathy Togher

ARP Lead & school SENCo

Charlotte Dust

ARP  lead teacher


At Highfield Primary School we have an Additionally Resourced Provision (ARP) that has 10 places for autistic children, with Social Communication difficulties, Speech and Language difficulties and other mild learning difficulties. Children in this specialist class are from KS1  (year 1,2 and 3).

These children are expected to integrate into the main school for a proportion of their week and will receive support to help them to maximise on the learning opportunities presented in the main school. It is expected that they work towards independent integration, with and also without support from ARP staff.

You can find our ARP policy here – Highfield ARP Policy 2022

How are children placed into the ARP?

Children need an Education Health Care Plan (EHCP) to attend our ARP.

Referrals are sent to us by the SEND Assessment Team at Enfield SEN services. We consider the referral paperwork, possibly visiting the child in their education setting and assess against our admission criteria as to whether we can meet the child’s needs.

If we feel we are able to meet the child’s needs, we would invite you to meet with us and look around our ARP.  This would be followed by the admissions process. We are an ARP setting and so there are occasions when we cannot meet a child’s needs in our provision and the referral would be declined.

Children from the main school generally cannot transfer to the ARP.  All admissions to the ARP are through Enfield SEN services.


SEND Information Report

Please click on the sections below to find out more about SEND at Highfield Primary.

Our school has undertaken a review of this policy to meet the new requirements for SEND in line with the new Code Of Practice effective from 1st September 2014.

The revised special needs policy can be found here

By providing an improved compliant policy we are committed to producing our policy with families, children and young people.
You can also view our Accessibility Policy