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 in February 2022.
A child or young person has SEN 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. (CoP 2015, p16)
Broad Areas Of Need – There are four broad areas of special educational need, these are:
Communication and interaction – Includes pupils with Autistic Spectrum Condition (ASC) and those with Speech, Language and Communication Needs (SLCN).
Cognition and learning – Includes pupils with Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD) , Moderate learning difficulties (MLD), Severe Learning Difficulties (SLD) and Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties (PMLD).
Social, Emotional and 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 loss, visual impairment, multi-sensory impairment and physical difficulties.
Our Ethos and Values
At Durham Gilesgate Primary School we want every child who attends to develop a love for learning and to grow in self-confidence. In order to achieve this we have a re-designed our curriculum to make sure that it meets the needs of all the pupils who attend here, including the wide range of SEN children who attend. That curriculum is underpinned by values, aspirations and character development.
We have high expectations for our children and we aspire for every child to make good progress from their starting points and be successful. In order to achieve this for our SEN pupils we work closely with families and remove barriers to learning by making reasonable adjustments to our provision.
Our school is committed to anti-discriminatory practice because we actively promote equality of opportunity and prevent disabled children from being treated less favourably, whilst valuing diversity for all members of our school community.
Consultation and Review Arrangements
This SEN Information Report was updated following consultation with parents and governors. It should be read alongside the school’s SEND Policy, the Equalities Information and Objectives and the Accessibility Plan.
- Headteacher and SENCO: Mr. Mark Turner, 01913847284
- SEN Link Governor: Mrs. Lesley Mavin, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Or email email@example.com (FAO M. Turner / L. Mavin)
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