Welcome to our SIR (SEN 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 2020.
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)
Broad areas of need – There are four broad areas of special educational need, these are:
Communication and Interaction – Includes pupils with Autistic Spectrum Condition (ASC) and those with Speech, Language and Communication Needs (SLCN).
Cognition and Learning – Includes pupils with Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD), Moderate Learning Difficulties (MLD), Severe Learning Difficulties (SLD) and Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties (PMLD).
Social, Emotional and Mental Health Difficulties – Includes any pupils who have an emotional, social or mental health need that is impacting on their ability to learn.
Sensory and/or Physical Difficulties – Includes pupils with hearing impairment, visual impairment, multi-sensory impairment and physical difficulties.
School Ethos and approach
At St Anne’s CE Primary School, we have a deeply Christian vision which is firmly rooted in the bible. Our school vision is to be the best version of ourselves that God created us to be – with minds to learn and hearts to care. This vision shapes all we do and helps us understand who we are as a school, why we are here, and then how we live. Our values are the building blocks for strong foundations for lifelong learning and lifelong faith.
This vision – to be the best version of ourselves that God created us to be – drives our commitment 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), working in partnership with our pupils, parents and external agencies. 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 St Anne’s CE Primary School we ask parents to complete a questionnaire annually. Our pupils may 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 should be read alongside the school’s SEN Policy, the Equalities Information and Objectives, Safeguarding Policy and the Accessibility Plan.
The SIR is monitored and evaluated by the Governor for SEN, Ms Overfield. It is ratified by the governing body.
- Mrs Lynne Sixsmith is the Head Teacher and can be contacted on 01388 603359 or by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Ms Samantha Overfield is our designated SEND Governor and can be contacted on 01388 603359 or by emailing: email@example.com
- Ms Ellen Taylor is our designated Special Educational Needs Coordinator for EYFS and can be contacted on 01388 603359 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
- Mrs Andrea Harrison is our designated Special Educational Needs Coordinator for Years 1-6 and can be contacted on 01388 603359 or by emailing: email@example.com
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