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 SEND Information Report (SIR) 2021-2022 provides details of how we support children with SEND and their families.
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 within school and within the local area.
The County Durham Local Offer can be found here.
The full range of local support available for children and young people with SEND and their families within and outside of school can be found here.
SENDIASS is an SEND information, advice and support service for parents, carers and families of children and young people with SEND.
The following are the main contacts for SEND at Cockton Hill Junior School:
Mrs J Cooper is the designated Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Coordinator (SENDCo).
Miss R Legge is the designated temporary SENDCo from April 2021.
Mrs Kelly Rutherford is our designated SEND Governor.
It is the SENDCo’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.