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 SEN Information Report was reviewed and updated on May 2018.
A child or young person has SEN if they have a learning difficulty or disability which calls for special educational provision to be made that is additional to or different from that made generally for other children or young people of the same age. (CoP 2015, p16)
School Ethos & Approach
At Our Lady Queen of Martyrs Catholic School and St Joseph’s Catholic School, we are driven by Christian faith and practice. We value all members of our school family. We recognise that all pupils are entitled to a quality of provision that will enable them to achieve their best. 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 our pupils. Our schools value diversity for all children and families; we are fully committed to anti-discriminatory practice to promote equality of opportunity, prevent disabled pupils from being treated less favourably.
Our schools recognise that there are particular groups of pupils whose circumstances require additional consideration by those who work with them to support their SEND. We ensure that all pupils, regardless of their specific needs, make the best possible progress.
Welcome to our SEND information page where, hopefully, you will find everything you need. If there is anything else you’d like information on, please contact us.
Consultation in Production and Review Arrangements of SEN Information Report (SIR)
Our Lady Queen of Martyrs and St Joseph’s RC Primary Schools we ask parents to complete a questionnaire annually. Our pupils share their views by completing questionnaires by writing or drawing. The information gathered from parents and pupils is used to improve our SIR. The SIR is reviewed and updated annually. It was last updated during May 2018 and should be read alongside the school’s SEN Policy, the Equalities Information and Objectives, Safeguarding Policy and the Accessibility Plan.
The SIR is monitored and evaluated by the school SENDCO, Head Teacher and Governor for SEN, Mrs Robinson and ratified by the Governing Body. The next review will take place in May 2019.
This SEND Information Report should be read alongside the school’s SEND Policy, the Equalities Information and Objectives and the Accessibility Plan.
- Louise Keenan – Executive Head Teacher
- Deidra Curtis – SENDCO at St. Joseph’s Catholic School
- Geraldine Yates – SENDCO at Our Lady Queen of Martyrs Catholic School
- Maria Quinn is our designated SEND Governor
- Everyone can be contacted through the school office
If you would like to discuss your child’s SEN in more detail please contact the school to arrange an appointment.
The full range of local support available for children/ young people with SEND and their families within and outside of school can be found in the County Durham Local Offer