SENCO and SEN Staff
Our SENCO is J Fryer, firstname.lastname@example.org
More details of the SENCO’s role can be found in the SEN Policy which you can find in the School Policies section of our website.
Our Headteacher is Mr Craig Brown. He is credited with the NASENCO qualification and is able to answer any questions surrounding SEND in the absence of the SENDCO.
External Specialists and Other Bodies
The school enjoys good working relationships with a wide range of people who provide services to children with SEND and their families.
The external specialists may:
- Act in an advisory capacity
- Extend expertise of school staff
- Provide additional assessment
- Support a child directly
- Suggest statutory assessment is advisable
- Consult with all parties involved with the child
- Durham SEND Information, Advice and Support Service
- Behaviour Support Services: Crisis Response
- Children’s Occupational Therapy
- Durham Educational Psychology Service
- School Nurse Service/Health Visitors
- Learning Difficulties and Disability Support Service
- The Service for Hearing Impaired
- The Service for the Visually Impaired
- Durham Movement Difficulties Service
- Special Educational Needs – Inclusion Team
- Looked After Children – these pupils are supported carefully through their own Personal Education Plan (PEP) as part of the SEN process if required.
- Medical Practitioners e.g. GP, Paediatricians
- Social Workers/Family Worker: Spennymoor – Newton Aycliffe One Point Children’s Service
- CAMHS Assessment Team
- Speech and Language Therapy
- Tree Tops Occupational Therapy
How We Secure Specialist Expertise
Our Additional Needs Budget is used to support children and young people with SEN. In 2018/19 this amount is £36,000. The school uses this in a wide variety of ways to support SEND, including specialist training, intervention programmes and specialist members of staff.
If a child has complex special educational needs, we could also receive additional funding from the Local Authority to meet the agreed outcomes.