Special Educational Needs and Disabilities
At Annfield Plain Junior School, we are committed to the equal inclusion of all pupils in all areas of primary 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).
At Annfield Plain Junior School, we recognise that all pupils are entitled to a quality of provision that will enable them to achieve their potential, including those with a special educational need or disability.
We believe in positive intervention, removing barriers to learning, raising expectations and levels of achievement, as well as working in partnership with other agencies in order to provide a positive, educational experience for all SEND pupils.
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 Annfield Plain Junior 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.
The designated Looked After Children (LAC) teacher is Mrs Burgess and the SENCO is Mrs Dorward. The governors responsible for SEND and LAC are Mrs Michele Hodgson and Mrs Helen Collier.
At Annfield Plain Junior School, we ensure that all pupils, regardless of their specific needs, make the best possible progress.
There are now four broad areas of SEND, these are:
- Communication and Interaction
This area of need includes children with Autism Spectrum Condition and those with speech, language and communication needs.
- Cognition and Learning
This includes children with specific learning difficulties, moderate learning difficulties, severe learning difficulties and profound and multiple learning difficulties.
- Social, Emotional and Mental Health Difficulties
This includes any pupils who have an emotional, social or mental health need that impacts on their ability to learn.
- Sensory and/or Physical Difficulties
This area includes children with hearing impairment, visual impairment, multi-sensory impairment and physical difficulties.
Further information about the Local Offer can be found on the County Durham Families Information Service (FIS) Website.
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