This section is dedicated to Special Educational Needs and Disabilities.
Welcome to our SIR (SEND 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 we implement our policy and practice to deliver high quality SEN provision for children and young people with SEN.
The SEN Information Report was reviewed and updated in May 2018.
A child or young person has SEN if they have a learning difficulty or disability which calls for special educational provision to be made that is additional to or different from that made generally for other children or young people of the same age. (CoP 2015, p16)
WCPS School Ethos and approach
At Woodhouse Community Primary School, we are committed to the equal inclusion of all pupils in 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 (SEN). 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.
Consultation in Production and Review Arrangements of SEN Information Report (SIR)
At Woodhouse Community Primary School we ask parents to complete a questionnaire annually. Our pupils share their views by completing, ‘My Views’ independently or with a member of staff by writing or drawing. The information gathered from parents and pupils is used to improve our SIR. The SIR is reviewed and updated annually. It was last updated during May 2018 and should be read alongside the school’s SEN Policy, the Equalities Information and Objectives, Safeguarding Policy and the Accessibility Plan. The SIR is monitored, evaluated and ratified by the Governor for SEN, Mr Hodgson and ratified by the governing body.
This SEND Information Report should be read alongside the school’s SEN POLICY *, the Equalities Information and Objectives and the ACCESSIBILITY PLAN *
- Mrs Rachel Smith is the Acting Head Teacher and can be contacted on 01388602885 or by emailing: email@example.com
- Mrs Victoria Byrne is our designated Special Educational Needs Coordinator and can be contacted as above
- Mr Philip Hodgson is our designated Special Educational Needs Governor and can be contacted as above
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
For information of the admissions of pupils with a disability, please visit the SCHOOL ADMISSIONS * section of our website and view the Accessibility Pan in our SCHOOL POLICIES * section