Special educational needs (SEN) report

Everyone is somebody at St. Mary's Cockerton

Everyone is somebody at St. Mary's Cockerton

Meeting Individual Needs

Every pupil is important to us and is recognised as an individual with particular needs. Staff have worked very hard to develop approaches within and beyond the classroom which mean that the learning needs of all pupils can be met. 

Pupils with additional learning needs

The school caters for pupils with a range of additional education needs, so that they can access all areas of the school curriculum. 

Gifted and talented pupils

Pupils with particular gifts or talents in any subject area will find many opportunities to develop these within their regular lessons. 

Admissions

At St. Mary's Cockerton we look at the educational barriers of a pupil with special educational needs or disabilities and, in liaison with all other agencies involved with the pupil, develop an individual education plan, which will allows for children to achieve their full potential. 

Discrimination

We have a Single Equality Scheme to allow all our pupils equal opportunity to access all aspects of our curriculum. St. Mary's Cockerton Church of England Primary School welcomes any suggestions as to how we can further improve our provision.

Access

St. Mary's Cockerton is fortunate in that it is a modern building with 100% accessibility for any person with physical disabilities.

Staff Expertise

We have a number of staff who have undertaken training in the following areas: 

  • implementing Additional Literacy Strategy work 
  • implementing Additional Numeracy Strategy work 
  • working with children with Hearing Impairment 
  • working with children with Speech, Language and Communication needs 
  • working with children with Visual Impairment 
  • working with children with Autistic Spectrum Disorder 
  • working with children with Specific Learning Difficulties (dyslexia, dyspraxia and dyscalculia) 
  • working with children with Attachment Disorder
  • working with children with Downes Syndrome 

Other Services and Agencies We Work With

  • Educational Psychology - the school works with the local authority's service and buys a private Educational Psychologist
  • Behaviour Support - we buy advice and support work from the local authority's behaviour support service
  • Dyslexia Action - we work with dyslexia action to undertake specialist assessments, to obtain advice and to provide training for staff
  • We access training and specialist support for pupils for Occupational Therapy
  • Speech and Language Therapy
  • Darlington's Social and Communication Outreach Service
  • CAMHS (Child and Adult Mental Health Service)
  • Health - advice on medical needs and child development from the community paediatrician and school nursing team

Who to contact at St. Mary's Cockerton Church of England Primary School regarding Special Educational Needs

If your child has special educational needs or a disability and you would like to know more about what we offer at Cockerton contact Mrs S McTimoney (Inclusion Leader and SENCO) on 01325 380758 or e-mail us at admin@cockerton.darlington.sch.uk.