SENCO and SEN Staff
Our SENCOs are Miss Marr (EYFS and KS1) and Miss Dobson (KS2). They can be contacted either by email at email@example.com or telephone on 01388 730283.
More details of the SENCO’s role can be found in the SEN Policy which you can find in the School Policies section of our website.
The teaching and learning requirements of all children with SEND is primarily the responsibility of the class teacher. This reflects the principle that SEND is a whole school issue and a recognised aspect of all curriculum planning. All staff at Tow Law Millennium Primary School are expected to teach pupils with SEND. At Tow Law Millennium Primary School, Governors recognise our greatest resources are our ‘human’ resources. The work of our staff plays a crucial role in supporting and accelerating the progress of our SEND children.
External Specialists and Other Bodies
The school enjoys good working relationships with a wide range of people who provide services to children with SEND and their families.
The external specialists may:
- Act in an advisory capacity
- Extend expertise of school staff
- Provide additional assessment
- Support a child directly
- Suggest statutory assessment is advisable
- Consult with all parties involved with the child
- Durham County Council Local Offer
- Durham SEND Information, Advice and Support Service
- Durham Educational Psychology Service
- Barnard Castle ONE Point Hub
- School Nurse Team
- South Durham Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS)
- Speech and Language Therapists
- Durham Autistic Spectrum Team
- Crisis Response
- The SEND Team
- Durham Movement Difficulties Service
- Occupational Therapy Service for Children
- The Service for the Hearing Impaired
- The Service for the Visually Impaired
- Educational Social Workers
- Early Years SENCO
- Tree Tops
If you would like to discuss your SEND requirements in detail please contact the school to arrange an appointment.
How We Secure Specialist Expertise
Our Additional Needs Budget is used to support children and young people with SEN. The budget allocation is agreed between our school and the Local Authority at the beginning of each financial year. Detail of how this money is used to support children and young people with SEND is detailed in the SEND impact report on this website. This is monitored each term by the Governing Body.
The school receives a notional funding allocation per pupil as part of its budget and we are to contribute this money, plus £6,000, to meet the needs of the child.
Our notional allocation for 2019/2020 is £48,108.76 and the provisional costings detailed are detailed in the SEND Impact Report 2019/2020.
This is used to support children and young people with SEND by contributing towards the costs of:
- Teaching Assistants to deliver individual and group support and interventions.
- Paying for staff training so that we can best meet the needs of all children.
- Purchasing specialist services.
- Purchasing specific resources to support identified pupils.
Detailed assessments and target tracking are used to monitor and develop priorities to support progress of all pupils.
If a child has complex special educational needs, we could also receive additional funding from the Local Authority to meet the agreed outcomes.