Welcome to our SEN Information Report which is part of Durham County Council’s Local Offer for children and young people with Special Educational Needs. Our SEN Information Report will provide details about how Sedgefield Hardwick Primary School implements its policy and practice to deliver high quality SEN provision for children and young people with SEN.
The SEN Information Report was reviewed and updated on July 2019.
This SEND Information Report should be read alongside the school’s SEND Policy, the Equalities Information and Objectives and the Accessibility Plan.
School Ethos and Approach
At Sedgefield Hardwick we aim to Instil success, Inspire thinking and Innovate learning.
We believe it is crucial that every child, including those with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND), is well equipped with a balance of social, moral, and academic skills which will enable them to learn and develop into creative, happy, skilled, confident and independent people who understand how to fully contribute to the local community and wider society.
At Sedgefield Hardwick, we are committed to the equal inclusion of all pupils across 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 and Disabilities (SEND).Our School is committed to anti-discriminatory practice to promote equality of opportunity, prevent disabled pupils from being treated less favourably and valuing diversity for all children and families.
The SIR provides clear information for parents and carers, and describes a graduated approach relating to all aspects of SEND provision for pupils at Sedgefield Hardwick School, beginning with how children are identified and who to talk to about any initial concerns (short notes), going on to describe further arrangements, SEN support plans, Health Care Plans, resources, consulting procedures and transition.
Consultation in Production and Review Arrangements of SEN Information Report (SIR)
At Sedgefield Hardwick Primary School we ask parents of SEND children to express their views either by report or through discussion within review meetings. In preparation for a termly review meeting, every child is asked what their views are as well as their hopes and aspirations for the future. The comments can be written by the pupil or are recorded by the member of staff. The information gathered from parents and pupils is used to improve our SIR. The SIR is reviewed and updated annually. It should be read alongside the school’s SEN Policy, the Equalities Information and Objectives and the Safeguarding Policy. The SIR is monitored, evaluated and ratified by the Governor for SEN, Mrs Gerry Longstaff and ratified by the governing body.
This SEND Information Report should be read alongside the school’s SEN Policy and the Equalities Information and Objectives.
- Mrs Sally Newton is the Head Teacher and can be contacted on 01740 620041 or by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Mr Gerry Longstaff is our designated SEND Governor and can be contacted on 01740 620041 or by emailing: email@example.com
- Mrs Sarah Guest is our designated Special Educational Needs Coordinator and can be contacted on 01740 620041 or by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Mr John Close is our designated assistant SEND member of staff for nursery age children
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