The SEND Information Report


The SEND Information Report

Schools are required to publish a SEND Information Report on their website. This will provide details about how Dene Community School implements its policy for children and young people with SEND.

Dene Community School SEND Information Report

Welcome to our SEND Information Report. This report forms part of Durham County Council’s Local Offer for children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities.

At Dene Community School, we strive for excellence and aim to help all of our students achieve their full potential. The school is a happy, vibrant community where students work hard in their academic studies and are involved in a wide range of sporting, creative, practical and social activities. At Dene Community School, we recognise that all students are entitled to a quality of provision that will enable them to achieve their potential. We believe in positive intervention, removing barriers to learning, raising expectations and levels of achievement and working in partnership with parents, carers and outside agencies in order to provide a positive educational experience for all of our students including those with a special educational need and/or disability.

Dene Community School recognises there are particular groups of students whose circumstances require additional consideration by those who work with them to support their SEND.

At Dene Community School, we have an appointed Designated Teacher for Looked after Children who work closely with the SENCO to ensure all teachers in school understand the implications for those children who are looked after and have SEND.

The school community is committed to the academic and personal development of all pupils regardless of ability. We recognise the diverse and individual needs of all of our students and take into account the additional support required by those children with SEND. We ensure that all pupils, regardless of their individual needs make the best possible progress.

There are now four broad areas of SEND:

Cognition and Learning (CL)

  • This area of need includes students with Specific Learning Difficulties (Dyslexia, Dyscalculia Dyspraxia), Generalised Learning Difficulties, Severe Learning Difficulties and Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties (PMLD).

  • Communication and Interaction (CI)

  • This area of need includes students with Autism Spectrum Condition and those with Speech, Language and Communication Needs.

  • Social, Emotional and Mental Health Difficulties (SEMH)

  • This area of need includes any students who have an emotional, social or mental health need that is impacting on their ability to learn.

  • Sensory and/or Physical Difficulties (SD/PD)

  • This area includes students with a hearing impairment, a visual impairment, a multi-sensory impairment and other physical difficulties.

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