What is the Local Authority Local Offer?
From September 2014 Local Authorities (LA) and schools are required to publish and keep under review information about services they expect to be available for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) aged 0-25. This is called the ‘Local Offer’.
The intention of the Local Offer is to improve choice for families and will also be an important resource for parents in understanding the range of services and provision in the local area. The County Durham Local Offer website is www.countydurhamfamilies.info/localoffer. The LA also provides a wide range of information about SEND support available on Family Information Service website found at www.countydurhamfamilies
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 Cockton Hill Junior 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 needs. At Cockton Hill Junior School we have appointed a Designated Teacher for Looked after Children who work closely with the SEND Coordinator to ensure all teachers in school understand the implications for those children who are looked after and have SEND.
At Cockton Hill Junior School we ensure that all pupils, regardless of their specific needs make the best possible progress.
The following are the main contacts for Special Educational Needs and Disability at Cockton Hill Junior School:
Mrs E. Stevens is the Head Teacher.
Mrs M. Walton is our designated Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Governor.
Mrs J. Cooper is our designated Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Coordinator. It is the SEND Coordinator’s job to:
- Oversee the day-to-day operation of the school’s SEND policy
- Liaise with the relevant Designated Teacher where a looked after pupil has SEND
- Advise teachers on using a graduated approach to providing SEND support
- Advise on the deployment of the school’s delegated budget and other resources to meet the pupil’s needs effectively
- Liaise with parents/carers of pupils with SEND
- Liaise with and be a key point of contact for external agencies
- Ensure that the school keeps the records of all SEND pupils up to date.
- Work with the Head teacher and school governors to ensure that the school meets its responsibilities with regard to reasonable adjustments and access arrangements.
Please contact School on 01388 602058 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
The information that must be included in our School SEND Information Report can be found under the image headings or from the SEND menu. We will continue to add information on the website and welcome your feedback by using the on-line form.