SENCO and SEN Staff
Our SENCO is Mrs Stavers. She is currently completing the National Award for SEN Co-ordination from Bath Spa University and is working alongside Mrs Clasper to ensure all pupils’ needs are met. This role supports all families in the transition for all SEN pupils, working closely with multi-agencies and partnerships to ensure that their learning journey is a happy and successful one.
At Ebchester CE Primary School, we recognise that our greatest resources are our trained professionals. Our teaching assistants are Mrs Crawford, Mrs Atkinson and Miss Willis. The work of our teaching assistants plays an important role in supporting and accelerating the progress of all children, especially our SEND children.
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
- CAMHS Assessment Team
- Durham Educational Psychology Service
- Epilepsy Nurse
- Diabetes Nurse
- Learning Difficulties and Disability Support Service
- Special Educational Needs – Inclusion Team
- Durham Movement Difficulties Service
- School Nurse Service
- Speech and Language Therapy
- Autism and Social Communication Team
- Cognition and Learning Team
- Emotional Wellbeing and Effective Learning Team
- Durham Schools’ Counselling Service
How We Secure Specialist Expertise
Our Additional Needs Budget is used to support children and young people with SEN. In 2018/19 this amount is £19,628
This is used to support children and young people with SEND by:
- Funding additional support from a Teaching Assistant who supports children in class and delivers targeted interventions
- Buying in extra services such as Educational Psychology
- Purchasing resources required to support pupil progress and development
If a child has complex special educational needs, we could also receive additional funding from the Local Authority to meet the agreed outcomes.