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 full range of local support available for children/ young people with SEND and their families within and outside of schools can be found here.
The SEN Information Report was reviewed and updated on 28th July 2023.
The SENCO, other senior leaders and governors regularly monitor, evaluate and update the SEND report. This SEND Information Report should be read alongside the school’s SEND Policy, Equalities Information and Objectives, Safeguarding Policy and the Accessibility Plan.
School Ethos & Approach
At Shotley Bridge Primary School we recognise that all pupils are entitled to a quality of provision that will enable them to achieve their potential. We are committed to the inclusion of all pupils in all areas of school life and value the contributions of all of our children, as part of our school community. All are welcome and are encouraged to use their talents to contribute to the wider life of our school. We recognise that there are individuals, whose diverse circumstances, require additional support from those who work with them, to meet their educational needs.
We use positive early intervention, with the aim of:
- removing barriers to learning
- raising expectations and levels of achievement
- developing strong and supportive partnerships with families
- drawing on the expertise of external agencies
- providing a positive experience for all of our pupils, including those with SEND
Mrs Natalie Dryden is our Special Needs Co-ordinator (SENCo)
Acting Head Teacher: Mrs Vicky Atkinson
SEND Link Governor: Mrs Moira Barnes
Contact us by:
Calling into the school office to make an appointment
For information on the admission of pupils with special educational needs or disability, please visit the School Admissions section of our website and view the Accessibility Plan in our School Policies section.