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Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)

The Government has asked all Local Authorities in the UK to publish, in one place, information about the services and provision they expect to be available in their area for children and young people from 0 to 25 who have Special Educational Needs and/or a Disability (SEND). 

This is known as the SEND Information Report

At Deaf Hill we ensure that every child is provided with an excellent education that is both enjoyable and challenging. Our school provides a safe, stimulating and happy learning environment. We recognise the diverse and individual needs of all of our pupils and take into account the additional support required by those children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND).

At Deaf Hill Primary School we are aware that some pupils will experience special needs at some stage of their school life. In co-operation with the Head Teacher, the Governing Body determines the school’s policy and approach for special needs provision. Within special educational needs, attention is given to the more able children as well as those experiencing difficulties. 

The school does not specialise in the provision of education for pupils with SEND nor has special facilities to support children. We do, however, endeavour to provide a well-structured curriculum and incorporate outside agencies as far as possible to scaffold provision for those children most in need of additional support, as well as tracking individual needs through ongoing academic review by the class/set teacher.

In line with the Special Educational Needs Code of Practice, the school uses a graduated approach to the identification and assessment of special educational need. This is a continuous systematic cycle of planning, intervention and review within the school to enable pupils with SEND to learn and progress. Parents are consulted and kept informed at all stages:

In some cases the LA will make an assessment of a child’s educational needs based on specific advice and they will write a Statement of Educational Needs.

If you have any questions about our SEND Information Report contact the school and we will try our best to help you, Or click here for more information.

Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Policy


Further information about the SEND Information Report can be found on the County Durham Families Information Service website.

If you would like to discuss our SEND Information Report in detail please contact the school to arrange an appointment.