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SEND Information Report

Welcome to our SEND information report which is part of Durham County Council's Local Offer for children and young people with Special Educational Needs.


Our SEND information report (SIR) will provide details about how we implement our policy and practice to deliver high quality SEN provision for children and young people with SEN.


Hopefully you will find everything that you need by clicking on the links below.

If you require any additional information, please do not hesitate to contact us.


The information contained within this report was reviewed in September 2023


Definition of SEN

The Code of Practice states that, '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.' (CoP 2015, p16)


There are four broad areas of SEND:

  • 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 area of need 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 Health Difficulties
    This area of need 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 of need includes children with hearing impairment, visual impairment, multi-sensory impairment and physical difficulties.


Our ethos and approach

At St Hild's CE Primary School, we are fully committed to the equal inclusion of all pupils in all areas of school life. We recognise that all pupils are entitled to a quality of provision that will enable them to achieve their potential. We believe in positive intervention, removing barriers to learning, raising expectations and levels of achievement and we work in partnership with other agencies in order to provide a positive educational experience for all our pupils including those with a special educational need or disability.


At St Hild's we recognise the diverse and individual needs of all of our children and take into account the additional support required by those children with SEN. Our school is committed to anti-discriminatory practice to promote equality of opportunity and we value diversity and individuality for all children and families.


SEND Information Report Review Arrangements

Our SEND Information Report is reviewed annually and should be read alongside our SEND Policy, Equalities Information and Objectives, Safeguarding Policy and Accessibility plan. Parents are encouraged to contribute to and help us to improve this Report through their contributions at SEN review meetings and through our annual parental questionnaire. Children's views are gathered through annual questionnaires, SEN review discussions and circle time activities.


The information within this report is monitored, evaluated and ratified by the Governor for SEND and ratified by the Governing Body.


Key Contacts


Mrs Alex Ryder is the Head Teacher

Mrs Jen Moss is the Chair of Governors

Miss Alison Luke is the Special Educational Needs Co-Ordinator


If you would like to discuss your child's SEND in more detail or if you would like further information about our SEN provision at St Hild's, please contact us to make 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.