SENCO and SEN Staff
Our SENCO is Miss Rebecca Gregg. She can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org. Miss Gregg is working towards the National Award for SEN Coordination.
Mrs L Smith has also been awarded the National Award For SENCO accreditation. Mrs Smith is 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.
Staff members across school have been trained in manual handling and hoisting. Miss Lamb, Mrs J Smith and Mrs O’Sullivan 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 County Council Local Offer
- Durham SEND Information, Advice and Support Service
- One Point Ferryhill
- The Educational Psychology Service
- ASC team
- Occupational Therapy
- Counselling Service
- Sensory Worx
- Cognition and Learning Team
- Counselling Service
- EWEL team
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 £104.570.
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. NELI, Lexia, Freckle Maths, Splash.
- Allowing staff to access training specific to individual needs, for example ADHD, Autism, Nurture Group training, Thrive.
- Providing one to one support, or one to two support from a teaching assistant, where necessary.
- The set up and running of a ‘Thrive Room’ where children receive individualised support.
- Sensory Worx service level agreement to provide in-school support and CPD for staff members to deliver high-quality sensory programmes/interventions.
- EWEL Team service level agreement to provide support for children who need emotional wellbeing support and strategies.
- ELSA training and supervision for staff members.
If a child has complex special educational needs, we could also receive additional funding from the Local Authority to meet the agreed outcomes.