SENCO and SEN Staff
Our acting SENCO role is currently being carried out by Mrs A Brinton and Mrs A Holt.
They can be contacted in the following ways:
- Through our school office on 0191 388 6251 and speak to Mrs Aittis.
- Via email at email@example.com.
- Through our contact page on this site.
More details of the SENCO’s role can be found in the SEN Policy which you can find in the School Policies section of our website.
External Specialists and Other Bodies
The school enjoys good working relationships with a wide range of people who provide services to children with SEND and their families.
The external specialists may:
- Act in an advisory capacity
- Extend expertise of school staff
- Provide additional assessment
- Support a child directly
- Suggest statutory assessment is advisable
- Consult with all parties involved with the child
- Durham SEND Information, Advice and Support Service
- Chester-le-Street One Point Hub
- School Educational Psychologist
- Chester-le-Street Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS)
- Durham Movement Difficulties Service
- Durham Independent Support
- Special Education Needs Inclusion Team
- Speech and Language Therapy
- Educational Social Workers
- School Nurse Service
- Medical Practitioners
- Occupational Therapy
- Autistic Spectrum Team
- Behaviour Support
- Looked After Children
- Services for Hearing and Visual Impairment
- Community of Learning 1
How We Secure Specialist Expertise
Our Additional Needs Budget is used to support children and young people with SEN.
In 2017/18 this amount is £36,718.90
We have a number of Teaching Assistants who are partly funded from the SEN budget and deliver programmes or interventions designed to meet groups of children’s needs.
- The budget is allocated on a needs basis. The children who have the most complex needs are given targeted support.
- All children, no matter what their needs are, receive daily Quality First Teaching. At Red Rose, we aim to keep children with SEND part of their whole class therefore support is often given in the form of a Teaching Assistant working alongside the children and teacher. Interventions are carried out throughout the day at times when the children do not miss their whole class teaching.
- If a child has complex special educational needs, we could also receive additional funding from the Local Authority to meet the agreed outcomes.
The budget is monitored through the SEN short support plans and any EHC plans.
This is used to support children and young people with SEND by:
- Some individual teaching, following dedicated programmes to address specific needs, e.g. reading and spelling difficulties, specialised handwriting resources.
- Small group focus work to address shared issues, e.g. fine and gross motor skills groups.
- Extra coaching from a PE coach to work on gross motor skills.
- Specialist interventions, e.g. Occupational Therapy.
- Learning Support Assistant support within the classroom, in order for the work to be further differentiated to meet exact needs.
- Additional resources to enable better access to the curriculum suggested by professionals.
- Thorough assessments undertaken by Educational Psychologists in order to pinpoint exact areas of difficulty that are then addressed.
If a child has complex special educational needs, we could also receive additional funding from the Local Authority to meet the agreed outcomes.