Welcome to our INGLETON C OF E PRIMARY SCHOOL SEND INFORMATION REPORT which is part of Durham County Council’s Local Offer for children and young people with Special Educational Needs. 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.
At Ingleton CofE Primary School, 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 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.
Our school recognises there are particular groups of pupils whose circumstances require additional consideration by those who work with them to support their SEN.
At Ingleton CofE Primary School, we have appointed a Designated Teacher for Looked after Children who works closely with the SENCO to ensure all teachers in school understand the implications for those children who are looked after and have SEN.
At Ingleton CofE Primary School, we ensure that all pupils, regardless of their specific needs make the best possible progress.
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 now four broad areas of SEND, these are:
- Communication and Interaction
This area of need includes children with Autism Spectrum Condition and those with Speech, Language and Communication Needs
- Cognition and Learning
This includes children with Specific Learning Difficulties, Moderate Learning Difficulties, Severe Learning Difficulties and Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties
- Social, Emotional and Mental Health 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 Ingleton C of E Primary School, we are inspired by Christian faith and practice. 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 (SEN). 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.
The following are the main contacts for Special Educational Needs and Disability at Ingleton Church of England Primary School:
- Mrs Karen Whitaker is the Head Teacher, Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCO) & Designated Looked After Teacher. She can be contacted on 01325 730366 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
- Mr Bill Deakin is the Special Educational Needs & Looked After Children Governor and can be contacted by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
It is the SENCO’s job to:
- Oversee the day-to-day operation of the school’s SEN policy
- Liaise with the relevant Designated Teacher where a looked after pupil has SEN
- Advise teachers on using a graduated approach to providing SEN support
- Advise on the deployment of the school’s delegated budget and other resources to meet the pupil’s needs effectively
- Liaise with parents/carers of pupils with SEN
- Liaise with and be a key point of contact for external agencies
- Ensure that the school keeps the records of all SEN pupils up to date
Children and young people with an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP) follow a different admission and transfer process for a new school. Please continue to complete Durham County Council’s parental preference form, as part of the admission process to a new school. You continue to have a right to request a particular school and this will be considered alongside the information that we have about your child’s special educational needs. The information would have been provided as part of the Education, Health and Care assessment or following the review meeting.
For Children and young people with an Education, Health and Care Plan the SEN team can be contacted on 03000 265878.
The School Places and Admissions Team can be contacted on 03000 265 896 or by clicking on this link to the Durham County Council School Places and Admissions Team website.
If you would like to discuss any SEN requirements or our Local Offer in detail, please contact the school to arrange an appointment with Mrs Whitaker.
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
If you would like independent support or advice about any aspect of your child’s Special Educational Needs, then please contact:
Durham IASS (Independent Advice Support Service) Tel: 0191 5873541 or 03000 267007 Website: http://www.durhamsendiass.info/contact-us/