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.
A definition of Special Educational Needs and Disabilities:
The Government defines a child as having a SEND ‘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)
The SEND Information Report was written in consultation with parents, children, staff and Governors and is reviewed annually by Mrs Sim (Special Educational Needs Coordinator) and over Lead Governor for SEND Lynne Thompson. The SEN Information Report was reviewed and updated on 16.07.19.
At Sunnybrow 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).
We believe in positive intervention, removing barriers to learning, raising expectations and levels of achievement and working 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. We strive to ensure that all pupils, regardless of their specific needs, make the best possible progress and leave our school well-prepared for their next stage in life.
This SEND Information Report should be read alongside the school’s SEND Policy, the Equalities Information and Objectives and the Accessibility Plan.
We have appointed a Designated Teacher for Looked after Children (Mrs Binks) who works closely with the SENCO (Mrs Sim) to ensure all teachers in school understand the implications for those children who are looked after and have SEND. If you have any concerns or queries, please don’t hesitate to contact us. Our contact details are:
- Head teacher name: Suzanne Binks (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- SENCO: Claire Sim (email@example.com)
- SEN Link Governor name: Lynne Thompson firstname.lastname@example.org
Or, call 01388 746 413.
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