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Welcome to our SEN Information Report – which is part of Durham County Council’s Local Offer (link below). Our SEN Information Report will provide details about how we implement our policy and practice to deliver high quality SEN provision for children and young people with SEN. 


Our SEN information report was updated in May 2021. 


At Shotton Primary School we see everyone as individuals, valuing their unique qualities. With this comes a vital requirement to meet their often diverse learning needs, ensuring that every child is equipped with the necessary skills, knowledge, understanding and personal qualities to positively follow the life that they choose. 

Support in School for Children with SEND

At Shotton Primary School provision for all pupils is delivered according to an identified level of need. All pupils have the right to expect good to outstanding teaching from a range of highly skilled and qualified staff. Learning should be differentiated in class to meet wide ranging needs alongside specific targeted interventions to support individual children. This differentiation can involve diverse techniques; different expected outcomes or ways of recording or accessing information; multi-sensory approaches and learning which accounts for different learning styles. This should not be seen as an exhaustive list. 


We pride ourselves on being a supportive school which endeavors to meet the diverse needs of all of our children. 


It is our intention that in this section of the website you will find relevant policies, useful website links and useful and essential information to enable you to be fully informed and equipped to work with us and understand our approach and philosophy to SEND. 

The Role of the SENCO


It is the SENCO's job to: 

  • Oversee the day to day operation of the school's SEND policy. 

  • Advise teachers on using a graduated approach to providing SEND support. 

  • Advise on the deployment of the school's delegated budget and other resources to meet the pupil's needs effectively. 

  • Liaise with parents/carers of pupils with SEND. 

  • Liaise with and be a key point of contact for external agencies. 

  • Ensure that the school keeps the records of all SEND pupils up to date. 

  • Work with the Head Teacher and school governors to ensure that the school meets its responsibilities with regard to reasonable adjustments and access arrangements. 

  • Ensure that the school accesses additional funding where appropriate, supported by staff. 

  • Work with the Head Teacher, School Business Manager, other senior leaders and governors to ensure that there is accountability for funding and the notional SEN budget. 


Key Contacts

Head Teacher and Designated Teacher for looked After Children: Mrs H. Shaw 

Deputy Head Teacher: Mrs D. Chaytor 

SEND Governor: Mrs A McGinlay 

SENCO/Special Needs Co-ordinator and Inclusion Manager: Mrs L. Henson 

Safeguarding and Attendance Officer: Mrs C Collins 

School Counsellors: Helen Cossar 


Telephone: 0191 526 2006 

Fax: 0191 517 2198 

Email: shotton.primary@durhamlearning.net