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 and Disabilities.
From September 2014, the Government has asked all Local Authorities in the UK to publish, in one place, information about the services and provision they expect to be available in their area for children and young people from 0 to 25 who have Special Educational Needs and/or a Disability (SEND). As part of this commitment, all schools are asked to detail their approach, resources and provision for children who may have an additional SEND need. This is known as the ‘Local Offer’. Further information about the Local Authority’s Local Offer can be found by following this County Durham Families Information Services link.
At Esh Winning Primary School we strive to support all children to enable them to achieve at our school.
In order to do this, many steps are taken to support them on their learning journeys. Quality teaching is vital. However, for some children there are occasions when additional support may be needed to help them achieve their targets. Our statement of equality is simple; we strive to ensure all children achieve their best, irrespective of gender, race, need or background.
The information that must be included in our 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. However, should you have any specific questions relating to your child with SEND (Special Educational Needs and Disabilities) please do not hesitate to contact us.
Special Educational Needs and / or a Disability can affect many children throughout their school career and beyond. Whilst disabilities generally affect children long term, not all SEND difficulties should be seen as ‘Life Long’. SEND is seen by our school as the child requiring provision that is additional to, or different from the rest of the class. For example they may have additional needs due to dyslexia, coordination problems, number understanding, significant sight problems – the list is endless and every child is unique – however a carefully planned approach is needed, additional to high quality class teaching in order for these children to achieve as well as they can.