Updated January 2019
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.
At Edmondsley Primary and Nursery 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).
The main contacts for Special Educational Needs and Disability at Edmondsley Primary and Nursery School are as follows:
- Mrs Angela Rees – Head Teacher and LAC Co-ordinator
- Mrs Helen Johnson – Designated SEND Governor
- Mrs Jennie Anderson – Designated Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Coordinator
The following areas are the responsibility of the SENCO and the Management Team:
- The daily implementation of the school SEND policy
- Liaising and advising teaching staff and Learning Support Assistants (LSAs) on SEND matters
- Managing Learning Support Assistants
- Coordinating the provision for pupils with SEND
- Overseeing the records of all children with SEND and updating files
- Contributing to the in-service training of staff
- Liaison with parents/carers and outside agencies
- Keeping the SEND register up to date
- Overseeing the production and evaluation of Short Notes, Support Plans and annual reviews of those children with an Education Health Care Plan
At Edmondsley 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.
Our school recognises there are particular groups of pupils whose circumstances require additional consideration by those who work with them to support their SEND.
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 SEND. We ensure that all pupils, regardless of their specific needs make the best possible progress.
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
Types of SEND at the School
At Edmondsley Primary and Nursery School, we have experience of supporting children and young people with a wide range of needs. The school provides data on the levels and types of need to the Local Authority. This is collected through the school census.
Currently we have children with Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Moderate Learning Difficulties (MLD), Social, Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH), Specific Learning Learning Difficulties (SpLD) and Severe Learning Difficulties (SLD).
Some lovely comment from parents who have children with Special Educational Needs;
‘Communication from the school has been excellent.’
‘Staff have been very supportive.’
‘School has made sure my child is included where possible but able to make choices when needed. Other children are positive and friendly to him, which is nice to see.’
‘School have been supportive and pro-active when dealing with my child’s needs. I think the early identification and intervention for his needs has been great and I’ve felt involved and informed throughout. The regular communication has been important and this is something that would be beneficial to all parents of children with SEND.’
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