The SENCO at Woodhouse Community Primary School is Mrs V Curry:
We also have two SENCO teaching assistants, Mrs Kent and Mrs Swinbank:
Mrs Kent has been at Woodhouse for over ten years. Her role as SENCO teaching assistant enables her to work closely with SEND children, within EYFS and KS1. She ensures they receive the correct support and help throughout the school day to enable them to fulfill their potential.
Please see our school SEND policy below:
It is the SENCO’s job to:
- Oversee the day-to-day operation of the school’s SEN policy
- Liaise with the relevant Designated Teacher where a looked after pupil has SEN
- Advise teachers on using a graduated approach to providing SEN support
- Advise on the deployment of the school’s delegated budget and other resources to meet the pupil’s needs effectively
- Liaise with parents/carers of pupils with SEN Liaise with and be a key point of contact for external agencies
- Ensure that the school keeps the records of all SEN pupils up to date
- Work with the head teacher and school governors to ensure that the school meets its responsibilities, with regard to reasonable adjustments and access arrangements
If you would like to discuss your SEND requirements in detail please contact the school to arrange an appointment.
Our SEN Information Report – which is part of Durham County Council’s Local Offer – provides details about how we support children and young people with Special Educational Needs in our school.
The SEN Information Report was reviewed and updated on 1st October 2019.
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 Woodhouse Community Primary School 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. At Woodhouse Community Primary School we ensure that all pupils, regardless of their specific needs make the best possible progress.
At Woodhouse Community Primary School we recognise that all pupils are entitled to a quality of provision that will enable them to achieve their potential. We believe that every member of the school community is valued as a child of our community. All are welcome and are encouraged to use their gifts and talents to contribute to the happy and caring environment we strive to create. We seek to develop the highest levels of academic achievement and personal well-being within a loving yet challenging context. We aim to provide a stimulating learning atmosphere in which the potential of all can be realised. We recognise and cherish our role within the wider community and seek to build strong links between home, school and local community. Our vision to nurture our children on their journey through life so they can grow into safe, caring, democratic, responsible and tolerant adults who make a positive difference to British Society and to the world.
We believe in positive intervention, removing barriers to learning, raising expectations and levels of achievement and working in partnership with other agencies in order to provide a positive educational experience for all our pupils including those with special educational needs or disability.
At Woodhouse Community Primary School, our SENCO is currently undergoing additional training to receive NASENCO to ensure the very best for all pupils. 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 SEND. We have a designated SEND Governor who works closely with the SENCO to monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of SEND provision at Woodhouse Community Primary School.
At Woodhouse Community Primary, 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 and Disabilities (SEND).
This SEND Information Report should be read alongside the school’s SEND Policy, the Equalities Information and Objectives and the Accessibility Plan.
- Rachael Smith, Headteacher
- Vicky Curry, SENCO
- Nigel Connoh, SEND link governor
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