Sedgefield Primary School

  1. SEND Information
Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)


Welcome to our SEND Information Report which is part of Durham County Council’s Local Offer for children and young people with Special Educational Needs.  This information is updated annually.

At Sedgefield Primary School we recognise that all pupils 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 other agencies in order to provide a positive educational experience for all our pupils including those with a special educational need or disability.

Further information about the SEND Information Report can be found on the County Durham Families Information Service (FIS) Website 

If you would like to discuss our SEND Information Report in detail please contact the school to arrange an appointment.


At Sedgefield Primary School we value the abilities and achievements of all children and we are committed to providing the best possible environment for learning for each child. All children follow the national curriculum at a level and pace that is appropriate to their abilities. We believe in personalised learning and our curriculum is tailored to meet individual needs. At times and when it is felt appropriate, interventions and modifications to the curriculum may be implemented.

We have appointed a Designated Teacher for Looked after Children who works closely with the SENCO to ensure all teachers in school understand the implications for those children who are looked after and have SEND.

We ensure that all pupils, regardless of their specific needs make the best possible progress.

There are four broad areas of SEND, these are:

  •  Communication and Interaction

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

  • Cognition and Learning

          This includes children with Specific Learning Difficulties, Moderate Learning Difficulties, Severe Learning Difficulties and Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties

  • Social, Emotional and Mental Health Difficulties

          This includes any pupils who have an emotional, social or mental health need that is impacting on their ability to learn

  • Sensory and/or Physical Difficulties

          This area includes children with hearing impairment, visual impairment, multi-sensory impairment and physical difficulties.

Visit our School Policy section to view or download the Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) Policy and Inclusion Policy.

Our page on Admissions, explains the process for children starting Nursery, Reception or other year groups.  We recognise that children with additional needs are likely to require additional transition visits and we spend time with parents/carers to really understand their child's needs to ensure their start at our school is really positive.  If you are looking for a place at our school and your child has some additional needs, please contact Mrs Elsa Smith, our SENCo or Mrs Andrea Cox, Headteacher.

If you have any questions about our SEND Information Report please contact the school and we will try our best to help you.  Mrs Elsa Smith is our SENCo and she will be happy to help you.

A great deal of information is included in the SEND Information Report, which can be accessed from the drop down menu in the SEN Information tab above, or from the links below: