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.
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If you require any additional information, please do not hesitate to contact us.
The information contained within this report was reviewed in September 2022
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, Mrs Katherine Longstaff, and ratified by the Governing Body.
Mrs Alex Ryder is the Head Teacher
Mrs Katherine Longstaff is the Designated Governor for SEND
Miss Alison Luke is the Special Educational Needs Co-Ordinator