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: