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.
At Dene House 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 SEN.
At Dene House 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 SEN.
At Dene House Primary School, we ensure that all pupils, regardless of their specific needs make the best possible progress.
There are now four broad areas of SEND, these are:
- Communication and Interaction
This area of need includes children with Autism Spectrum Condition and those with Speech, Language and Communication Needs
- Cognition and Learning
This includes children with Specific Learning Difficulties, Moderate Learning Difficulties, Severe Learning Difficulties and Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties
- Social, Emotional and Mental Health Difficulties
This 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
This area includes children with hearing impairment, visual impairment, multi-sensory impairment and physical difficulties.
As a school we are always seeking to improve on the quality of education we provide for children with SEND and are keen to hear from parents about their child’s experience. We would also like your views about the content of our SEND Information Report.
Compliments are always welcome and can be passed on either directly to staff and the SENCO, or formally recorded via our regular questionnaires to parents or in the form of a letter to the Head Teacher.
We hope that complaints about our SEND provision will be rare. However, if there should be a concern, the process outlined in the School’s Complaints Policy should be followed.
If you would like to discuss your SEND requirements in detail, please contact the school to arrange an appointment.
If you feel that additional guidance and support is needed in relation to any complaint or concern you have then an independent source of support and advice is the Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Information Advice and Support Service (SENDIASS):
Tel: 0191 5873541 or 03000 267007
Additional useful information can be found on the Durham SEND Information Advice and Support Service website