Pupils & Parents
Special Educational Needs & Disability Information
"Wheatley Hill Community Primary School is a caring, inclusive school at the heart of our local community. We believe that quality teaching and learning can take place both inside and outside of the classroom."
Our inclusive school also incorporates a specialist provision for supporting children with Special Educational Needs of all ages and needs. Our Specialist SEND Department contains an Enhanced Mainstream Provision for children with Speech and Language Needs and we also have a specialist provision for children with complex Autism, Sensory needs and Physical Difficulties.
Our wonderful school uses a range of innovative approaches to allow all children, regardless of SEND needs to thrive and achieve their best. We use outdoor learning, practical life experiences, an innovative curriculum and highly qualifies support staff to support our pupils with SEND.
We would be delighted to invite you to Wheatley Hill Primary to visit our SEND Provision and to discuss how our inclusive school could support your child and your family.
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 Local Offer. The intention of the Local Offer is to improve choice for families and will also be an important resource for parents in understanding the range of services and provisions in the local area.
Further information about the Local Offer can be found on the County Durham Families Information Service website.
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 and Disabilities in our school.
“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.” (SEND Code of Practice, pg15)
The SEN Information Report was reviewed and updated on 11.11.2021
Head Teacher- Alan Scarr
SENDCO- Joy Hodgkinson
SEND Governor - Vikki Wynn
Safeguarding & LAC Governor - Jayne Dinsdale
If you wish to contact someone above, you can email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01429 820 594
An overview of SEND inclusion at Wheatley Hill Primary School. Find out about our SEND policies and Procedures.