SENCO and SEN Staff
Our SENCO is Mrs Lesley Ann Box.
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
- Work with the school leadership team, including school governors to ensure that the school meets its responsibilities with regard to reasonable adjustments and access arrangements by phoning the school on 01833 637029 or sending an email to: 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 polices section of our website.
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
- School Nurse
- EDP- Educational Psychologist
- CAMHS– Children and Adult Mental Health Service
- Behaviour Support
- Speech and Language
- EAL (Additional Language Team) services DLA
- Family Workers
- Social Workers
Our Additional Needs Budget is used to support children and young people with SEN.
- This is used to support children and young people with SEND by:
- Providing additional classroom support to ensure planning is differentiated and supported.
- Training for all staff to ensure effective provision is in place and regularly reviewed.
- Teaching Assistants and Higher Level Teaching Assistants working across the school.
- Resources to support learning and maximise learning opportunities
- Seek further advice from external agencies and where appropriate, further assessments and referrals.
- Opportunities for individual children to work with other local people to raise aspirations and confidence, for example local artists.
If a child has complex special educational needs, we could also receive additional funding from the Local Authority to meet the agreed outcomes.