SEND Information Report

SEND Information Report

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.

You can find the Local Offer here.

At South Hetton Primary School, we are committed to the inclusion of all pupils in all areas of school life. We recognise the diverse and individual needs of all of our pupils and believe that all children are entitled to a quality of provision that will enable them to meet their full 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.

At South Hetton Primary School we aim to:

  • Create an environment where all children feel safe, secure, supported and successful
  • Create an environment that aims to meet the specific needs of the children
  • Make clear expectations of all partners throughout the Assess, Plan, Do, Review process for SEND
  • Identify the roles and responsibilities of all staff in the provision for SEND
  • Enable all children to have full access to the curriculum and any additional, or extra-curricular activities that are available

A child or young person has SEND 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. (SEND Code of Practice, 2015, p16)

Broad areas of need

There are 4 broad areas of need, these are:

  • Communication and Interaction

Includes pupils with Autism Spectrum condition and those with Speech, Language and Communication Needs.

  • Cognition and Learning

Includes pupils with Specific Learning Difficulties, Moderate Learning Difficulties, Severe Learning Difficulties and Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties.

  • Social, Emotional and Mental Health Difficulties

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

Includes pupils with hearing impairment, visual impairment, multi-sensory impairment and physical difficulties.

The SEND information report should be considered alongside whole school policies, particularly the SEND Policy and Accessibility Policy. School policies can be found here:

Key Contacts

SEND Provision

How we identify, assess and review children with SEND

How children with SEND engage in all activities

How we evaluate the efectiveness of SEND provision

Support for Emotional and Social Development

Children Looked After with SEND

SEND Transition

SEND Specialist Expertise

Consulting with our SEND Pupils, Parents and Carers

Compliments, Complaints & Feedback

Key Policies

Better Health at Work

Privacy Policy

We regard your privacy as important and any personal information you give to us will be used in accordance with the Data Protection Act and the General Data Protection Regulations.

We do not store personal information about individuals who visit this site except where they provide contact information via our contact us page and contact forms available on various pages throughout the website.

Any information you provide will only be used for the reasons specified and it will not be shared with any third party without your consent, unless required by law.

Your contact details are kept securely and are only accessed by authorised members of staff as part of the provision of school services. If you do not wish us to keep this contact information please tell us.

This website uses Google Analytics which provides statistical data about the usage of the site. This information is not used to identify individuals, but is collected to provide us with an understanding of the areas of interest on our site and how our site is being used.

If you are connected to the internet you will have an IP Address. This may take the form of a figure, such as 333.333.22.1. The address will be automatically collected and logged as part of the connection of your computer to our web server and may be used to determine the total number of visits to each part of the site. This data is not collected and used for other purposes.

This website contains links to other websites. The School is not responsible for the privacy practices of other sites or organisations and recommends you consult the privacy information on those sites.

This policy will be reviewed and updated versions will be posted on the website.

If you have any questions about the use of your personal information, the Information Commissioner is the independent regulator for both Data Protection and Freedom of Information.