SENCO and SEN Staff
Our SENCO is Mrs N Oxnard. She can be contacted via the school email address or by contacting the school office. She holds a BA in Primary Education, Post Graduate Certificate in Supporting Children in Education with Autism and is trained in ‘Drawing and Talking’. More details of the SENCO’s role can be found in the SEN Policy which you can find in the School Policies section of our website.
- Mrs V Christie and Mrs N Kell have both attended ELKLAN training.
- Mrs H Wilson has attended training for supporting children with SpLD.
All teaching staff have attended training about;
- Attachment Difficulties
- Autism Spectrum Disorder
- Use of EpiPen medication
- Safeguarding Level 1
External Specialists and Other Bodies
The school enjoys good working relationships with a wide range of people who provide services to children with SEND and their families.
The external specialists may:
- Act in an advisory capacity
- Extend expertise of school staff
- Provide additional assessment
- Support a child directly
- Suggest statutory assessment is advisable
- Consult with all parties involved with the child
- Durham County Council Local Offer
- Durham SEND Information, Advice and Support Service
- Autism Spectrum Communications Team
- One Point Family Support
- Crisis Response
- Education Psychology Service
- Occupational Therapy
- School Nurse Team
- Social Care and Health Team
- Speech and Language Therapy
- Behaviour Support Service
How We Secure Specialist Expertise
Our Additional Needs Budget is used to support children and young people with SEN.
This is used to support children and young people with SEND by:
- Buying in the services of external specialists
- Buying resources to support children
If a child has complex special educational needs, we could also receive additional funding from the Local Authority to meet the agreed outcomes.