The SEN Information Report will provide details about how we implement our policy and practice to deliver high quality provision for children and young people with SEN.
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 impairment, visual impairment, multi-sensory impairment and physical difficulties.
SEND Ethos and Approach
Our aim is to provide quality education in a safe and caring environment.
At Cockton Hill Junior School, we are committed to the equal inclusion of all pupils in all areas of school life. We recognise the diverse and individual needs of all of our pupils and take into account the additional support required by those children with Special Educational Needs (SEN). 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 parents, pupils and other agencies in order to provide a positive educational experience for all our pupils including those with a special educational need or disability.
Consultation and Review Arrangements of SEN Information Report (SIR)
Wherever possible we encourage parents and carers to share their views and feedback around SEND provision and use this to improve our SIR. Parents and carers are provided with a wide range of platforms in which to share their views including questionnaires, parent meetings and via phone or email. Additional support for parents to communicate their views is provided as and when required.
The SIR is reviewed and updated annually. It is in place alongside the school’s SEND Policy, the Equality Information and Objectives, Safeguarding Policy and the Accessibility Policy. The SIR is monitored, evaluated and ratified by the Schools Governing Body.
Mrs E Stevens is the Head Teacher.
Mrs Kelly Rutherford is our designated Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Governor.
Mrs J Cooper is our designated Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Coordinator.
If you would like to discuss your child’s needs 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