Welcome to our SEND Information Report, Our SEN Information Report – which is part of Durham County Council’s Local Offer – provides details about how we support children and young people with Special Educational Needs in our school. Our SEN Information Report will provide details about how we implement our policy and practice to deliver high quality SEN provision for children and young people with SEN.
The SEN Information Report was reviewed and updated in February 2019.
A child or young person has SEN if they have a learning difficulty or disability which calls for special educational provision to be made that is additional to or different from that made generally for other children or young people of the same age. (Code of Practice 2015, p16)
This SEND Information Report should be read alongside the school’s SEND Policy, the Equalities Information and Objectives and the Accessibility Plan.
There are now four broad areas of SEND, these are:
- Communication and Interaction
This area of need includes children with Autism Spectrum Condition (ASC) and those with Speech, Language and Communication Needs (SLCN).
- Cognition and Learning
This includes children with Specific Learning Difficulties(SpLD), Moderate Learning Difficulties (MLD), Severe Learning Difficulties (SLD) and Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties (PMLD).
- Social, Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH) Difficulties
This includes any pupils who have an emotional, social or mental health need that is impacting on their ability to learn.
- Sensory and/or Physical Difficulties
This area includes children with hearing impairment, visual impairment, multi-sensory impairment and physical difficulties.
School Ethos and Approach
At Howden-le-Wear Primary School, we are committed to the equal inclusion of all pupils in all areas of school life. We recognise the diverse and individual needs of all of our pupils and take into account the additional support required by those children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND). Our school is committed to anti-discriminatory practice to promote equality of opportunity, prevent disabled pupils from being treated less favourably and valuing diversity for all children and families. At Howden le Wear Primary School we ensure that all pupils, regardless of their specific needs make the best possible progress.
Consultation in Production and Review Arrangements of SEN Information Report (SIR)
At Howden le Wear Primary School, we consult children with SEND, as well as their parents, through the termly SEND reviewing process. Parents are also requested to complete a questionnaire annually. The information gathered from parents and pupils is used to improve our SIR. The SIR is reviewed and updated annually. It was last updated during February 2019 and should be read alongside the school’s SEN Policy, the Equalities Information and Objectives, Safeguarding Policy and the Accessibility Plan. The SIR is monitored, evaluated and ratified by the Governors for SEND, Miss L. Emerson and Mrs J. Beasley and ratified by the governing body.
- Mr Christopher Baines is the Head Teacher and can be contacted on 01388 763287 or by emailing: email@example.com
- Miss L Emerson and Mrs J Beasley are our designated SEND Governors and can be contacted on 01388 763287 or by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Mrs Hannah Clark is our designated Special Educational Needs Coordinator and can be contacted on 01388 763287 or by emailing: email@example.com
For information on the admission of pupils with a disability, please visit the School Admissions section of our website and view the Accessibility Plan in our School Policies section. If you would like to discuss your child’s SEN in more detail please contact the school to arrange an appointment. The full range of local support available for children/ young people with SEND and their families within and outside of school can be found in the County Durham Local Offer