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 February 2022.
At St. Mary’s Catholic Primary we recognise that all pupils are entitled to a quality of provision that will enable them to achieve their potential. 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 a special educational need or disability. Our school recognises there are particular groups of pupils whose circumstances require additional consideration by those who work with them to support their SEND. At St. Mary’s we have a PSA who works closely with the SENDCO and the Senior Leadership Team.
Natalie Sherrard is the acting SENDCO, and she works across the federation of St Mary’s and St Godric’s Catholic Primary Schools. She works collaboratively with the Head Teacher and all staff, to ensure all in school understand the implications for those children who are looked after and have SEND. This SEND Information Report should be read alongside the school’s SEND Policy, the Equalities Information and Objectives and the Accessibility Plan.
- Mrs. Julie Hill is the Executive Head Teacher
- Mrs Natalie Sherrard is our acting Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator
- Mrs Tammy Armstrong is our designated SEND Governor.
They can all be contacted at school via our website.
For information on the admission of pupils with a disability, please visit the School Admissions section of our website and view the Accessibility Plan in our School Policies section.
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