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.
The SEN Information Report was reviewed and updated in December 2020.
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)
Areas of Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)
There are 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 (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 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 Roseberry Primary and Nursery 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 (SEND).
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 Roseberry Primary and Nursery School we have appointed a Designated Teacher for Looked after Children, Mrs Dunn, and a School SENDCO (Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Coordinator), Miss Dodds, who work together to ensure all teachers in school understand the implications for those children who are looked after and have SEN.
At Roseberry Primary and Nursery we ensure that all pupils, regardless of their specific needs make the best possible progress.
This SEND Information Report should be read alongside the school’s SEND Policy, the Equalities Information and Objectives and the Accessibility Plan.
- Mrs Emma Dunn is the Acting Head Teacher and can be contacted on 0191 370 0182
- Miss Dodds is our designated Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Coordinator and can be contacted on 0191 3700182
- Mrs J Roberts is the SEND Governor and can be contacted on 0191 3700182
We are committed to meeting the needs of all children including those with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities. We would ask parents to discuss the identified needs with the school prior to starting so that appropriate intervention and sup-port can be planned and implemented. Advice from the LA or other agencies may be requested to ensure any the school can meet any needs appropriately.
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