SEND Information Report

Introduction

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 Pittington Primary School the staff, governors, pupils and parents work together to provide a happy, welcoming learning environment for everybody. Our fully inclusive school is committed to supporting children and parents ensuring that everyone has the opportunity to make maximum progress and grow into a confident, and well rounded young person.   

Our provision for children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities ensures that everyone follows a curriculum differentiated to suit them which enables them to maximise their potential.

In July 2016 our school was awarded the Inclusion Quality Mark which recognises that "inclusion features in the core values of the school, everyone works to ensure inclusion and equality exists in all aspects of school life."

Our school recognises there are particular groups of pupils whose circumstances require additional consideration by those who work with them to support their SEN.

At Pittington we have appointed a Designated Teacher for Looked after Children who works closely with the SENCO to ensure all teachers in school understand the implications for those children who are looked after and have SEN.

Our staff are experienced in supporting and teaching children with a wide range of SEND. If you would like to know more about what we have to offer then please phone the school on

0191 372 0314 or e-mail us at pittington@durhamlearning.net

People at our school who can help

Headteacher – Mrs Cathy Lee - 0191 3720314

School SEND Coordinator – Mrs Sarah Robinson - 0191 3720314

Parent Support Advisor – Mrs Lynn Moore - 07917 214739

Governors with special responsibility for SEND – Mr David Atkinson 0191 372 0314

Designated Teacher for Looked After Children - Mrs Cathy Lee - 0191 3720314 

If you would like any independent support or advice about any aspects of Special Educational Needs and Disabilities provision then you can also contact the County Durham Special Educational Needs and Disability Information, Advice and Support Service on 03000 267007.

The kinds of Special Educational Needs We Provide For

A child is considered to have a Special Educational Need if they require provision within school that is in addition to, or different from the rest of the children in the class or if they have a disability that hinders them from using facilities that are generally provided in school for children of the same age.

There are four broad areas of SEND, these are:

  • Communication and InteractionThis area of need includes children with Autism Spectrum Condition and those with Speech, Language and Communication Needs.
  • Cognition and LearningThis includes children with Specific Learning Difficulties, Moderate Learning Difficulties, Severe Learning Difficulties and Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties.
  • Social, Emotional and Mental Health DifficultiesThis includes any pupils who have an emotional, social or mental health need that is impacting on their ability to learn.
  • Sensory and/or Physical DifficultiesThis area includes children with hearing impairment, visual impairment, multi-sensory impairment and physical difficulties.

Within these primary areas, types of Special Educational Needs and Disabilities we provide for can include:

  • General learning difficulties – children whose learning progresses at a slower pace
  • Speech and Language Difficulties
  • Dyslexia – difficulties with reading, writing and spelling
  • Dyspraxia – difficulties with motor skills and organisation
  • Dyscalculia – difficulties with number work
  • Autism
  • Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Downs Syndrome
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Other physical and medical needs

The information that must be included in our SEND Information Report can be found under the SEND menu. We will continue to add information on the website and welcome your feedback by using the on-line form.

Pittington Primary School has developed an Accessibility Plan. If you wish to see a copy please contact the headteacher.