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 July 2020.
Please read in line with our:
- SEND Policy
- Equality Policy
- Accessibility Plan
- Behaviour and Discipline Policy
- Keeping Children Safe in Education Policy
- Supporting Pupils with medical conditions Policy
- Admissions Policy
The policies can be found in the School Policies section of our website.
Schools Ethos and Approach
At St. John’s C of E (Aided) Primary School our School Vision and Mission Statements reflect the focus on equality in all aspects of the school. We aim for every pupil to achieve their full potential no matter what his or her background or personal circumstances.
We will ensure that our provision is fully inclusive in meeting the needs of all children, including those that arise from their ethnic heritage, social and economic background, gender, ability or disability.
Our Nursery and School are committed to anti-discriminatory practice to promote equality of opportunity and valuing diversity for all children and families. We aim to:
- provide a secure and accessible environment in which all our children can flourish and in which all contributions are considered and valued.
- include and value the contribution of all families to our understanding of equality and diversity.
- provide positive non-stereotyping information about gender roles, diverse ethnic and cultural groups and disabled people.
- improve our knowledge and understanding of issues of anti-discriminatory practice, promoting equality and valuing diversity.
- Make inclusion a thread that runs through all of the activities of the Nursery and School.
At St. John’s C of E (Aided) Primary School we recognise that all pupils are entitled to a quality of provision that will enable them to achieve their 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.
Our school recognises there are particular groups of pupils whose circumstances require additional consideration by those who work with them to support their special educational need (SEN).
We have appointed a Designated Teacher for Looked After Children who works closely with the SENDCO/SENDCO Assistant to ensure all teachers in school understand the implications for those children who are looked after and have SEN.
At St. John’s we ensure that all pupils, regardless of their specific needs make the best possible progress.
- Mr Andrew Farnell, Headteacher and Designated Lead for CLA
- Mrs Michelle Moan, SENDCO
- Mrs Wendy Clark, SENDCO Assistant
- Mrs Becky Callaghan, School Governor
For information on the admission of pupils with a disability, please visit the School Admissions section of our website and view the Accessibility Plan in our School Policies section. 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