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 25/09/2023. At Dean Bank Primary and Nursery School, 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 SEN.
At Dean Bank Primary and Nursery, we have a Designated Teacher for Looked after Children who works closely with the SENDCo to ensure all teachers in school understand the implications for those children who are looked after and have SEND. At Dean Bank Primary and Nursery School, we ensure that all pupils, regardless of their specific needs make the best possible progress. This SEND Information Report should be read alongside the school’s SEND Policy, the Equalities Information and Objectives and the Accessibility Plan.
- Head Teacher – Mrs Pauline Northcott
- SENDCo – Mrs Katie Hay
- SEND Link Governor – Mrs Sharon Temple
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