SENCO and SEN Staff
Our SENCO is Mrs Laura Smith. She can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org
Mrs L Smith has been awarded the National Award For SENCO accreditation. Mrs Smith is also TEACHH trained and PECS trained.
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.
All of the Early Years Team are trained in Manual Handling and hoisting. Miss Lamb and Miss Chambers are trained in catheterisation.
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
- One Point Ferryhill
- The Educational Psychology Service
- ASC team
- Occupational Therapy
How We Secure Specialist Expertise
Our Additional Needs Budget is used to support children and young people with SEN. At West Cornforth Primary School, our notional SEN budget amounts to £103,033.04.
This is used to support children and young people with SEND by:
- Providing each class with a Teaching assistant to support children within class or to carry out interventions when necessary.
- The purchase of specialist computer packages to help support specific needs e.g. Speech link, Dynamo Maths
- Allowing staff to access training specific to individual needs, for example ADHD, Autism.
- Providing one to one support or one to two support from a Teaching assistant where necessary.
- The set up and running of a ‘Nurture room’ where children receive individualised support.
If a child has complex special educational needs, we could also receive additional funding from the Local Authority to meet the agreed outcomes.