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 on 13th November 2020.
At Shincliffe Primary School we recognise that all pupils are entitled to a quality of provision that will enable them to achieve their potential. We believe that every member of the school community is valued as a child of God, made in his image and likeness. All are welcome and are encouraged to use their gifts and talents to contribute to the happy and caring environment we strive to create. We seek to develop the highest levels of academic achievement and personal well-being within a loving Christian context. We aim to provide a stimulating learning atmosphere in which the potential of all can be realised. We recognise and cherish our role within the wider community and seek to build strong links between home, school and local community. Our vision is rooted in Jesus’ promise that he has ‘come that you may have life, and have it to the full.’
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 special educational needs 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.
At Shincliffe CE 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 SEND. We have a designated SEND Governor who works closely with the SENCO to monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of SEND provision at Shincliffe CE Primary School.
This SEND Information Report should be read alongside the school’s SEND Policy, the Equalities Information and Objectives and the Accessibility Plan.
- David Tait, Headteacher
- Phil Rumbles, SENCO
- Angela Lee, SEND link governor
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