SENCO and SEN Staff
Our SENCO is Michelle Moan, NASENDCO Qualification 2014.
More details of the SENCO’s role can be found in the SEN Policy which you can find in the School Policies section of our website.
Our SENDCO works closely with Wendy Clark (SENDCO Assistant) who has many years’ of experience of working in all areas of SEND and child protection.
Michelle Moan and Wendy Clark are also part of our safeguarding team along with Andrew Farnell (Head Teacher and Safeguarding Lead), Andrew Kay and Nicola Palliser who are both Deputy Head Teachers.
We have many other members of staff who are specialised in particular areas such as SEMH and Speech and Language.
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 County Council Local Offer
- Durham SEND Information, Advice and Support Service
- Butterwick Counselling Service
- Cafcass – Putting children and young people first in the family courts
- CAMHS Assessment Team
- County Durham Families Information Service
- Durham SEND Information Advice and Support Service (SEND IASS)
- Educational Psychology Service
- Emotional Well-Being Nurses
- Epilepsy Nurse
- First Contact and Intervention Service
- Local and Regional Hospitals (RVI)
- Looked After Children Team
- One Point
- NHS Children’s Occupational Therapy Service
- Physiotherapy Service
- Portage Worker
- School Nurse Service
- SEN and Disabilities – Local Offer
- SEND Placement and Provision
- Social Workers
- Specialist Asthma Nurse
- Specialist Diabetes Nurse
- Specialist Health Visitors
- Speech and Language Therapy
- The Service for Hearing Impaired
- The Service for the Visually Impaired
How We Secure Specialist Expertise
Our Additional Needs Budget is used to support children and young people with SEN.
If a child has complex special educational needs, we could also receive additional funding from the Local Authority to meet the agreed outcomes.