Please contact the school to arrange an appointment with Mrs Coxon (SENCO) if you require additional help or support.
Mrs Coxon is a knowledgeable, skilled, approachable, forward thinking, highly experienced SENCO with many years of experience. She holds relevant qualifications in Special Educational Needs and is a member of the school’s Senior Leadership Team.
Shotton Primary School works closely with many professionals in order to provide the highest level of support for pupils with SEND:
As a school we are part of the Peterlee Partnership/Teaching School a cluster of 16 primary schools who work together for the best possible outcomes for our children, sharing expertise and resources including training opportunities. We also belong to a local Community of Learning (COL) which has a specific focus upon sharing best practice and diseminating information within the SEND agenda. It also allows us to promptly access extra time for services such as Parent Support Advisor, Educational Psychology and Speech and Language. This is because professionals are employed directly through the COL. Children can be seen and assessed without having to go through lengthy referrals.
It is important that staff regularly attended professional development courses, some with a specific focus upon SEND. Staff at a variety of levels have attended training in: