SEND Information Report

SEND Information Report

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.

Crook Primary School, is committed to the equal inclusion of all pupils in all areas of school life. We recognise the diverse and individual needs of all of our pupils and take into account the additional support required by those children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND).

To support pupils with SEND to achieve their full potential, and thrive in our school, we aim to follow the 10 characteristics for effective provision:

  1. Prioritise the leadership of SEND to have high expectations and ambitions for all our pupils.
  2. Ensure strong teaching and learning and provide a relevant and flexible curriculum. Invest in teacher development to allow this to continue.
  3. Work with pupils and parents/carers by ensuring frequent open and honest communications with them and give opportunities for pupil voice.
  4. Evaluate the impact of interventions and make adjustments to the provision accordingly.
  5. Track and monitor progress of pupils with SEND across different subjects. Use this to identify patterns of achievement across different SEND groups.
  6. Use rigorous assessment and identification.
  7. Use resources effectively i.e. develop highly trained teaching assistants and employ high quality administrative support. Use a graduated approach to interventions.
  8. Develop on-site expertise to ensure that the SEND team with a range of expertise and share knowledge through external partnerships, ensuring that families know to contact Miss Cleminson (Special Needs Co-ordinator) for information and advice.
  9. Ensure precise identification of SEND pupils and match them with an appropriate intervention. Assess effectiveness of classroom teaching before deciding if a child has SEND.
  10. Co-ordinate provision and use a clear system of referral. Channel referrals through a single route.

Partnership with Parents

We believe that parents whose children have special educational needs also have entitlements which include access to relevant information, professional guidance on pupil needs and an expectation that those needs will be met. We regard parents as partners. Their knowledge, views and experience are vital and they must be involved actively in any decisions affecting their children’s development. Effective assessments and provision will be secured where there is the greatest possible degree of partnership between parents, their children and other supporting agencies. We will have due regard for the Special Needs Code of Practice, 2014, our duties towards all pupils with special educational needs, and ensure that parents are made aware that provision is being made for their child.

As of September 2017 we have identified the following number of children with the following areas of need:

Communication and Language

15 children

Social, Emotional, Mental Health

19 children

Cognition and Learning

32 children

Physical and Sensory

5 children


The information that must be included in our SEND Information Report can be found in the menu below or from the SEND menu. 

Please view our school’s SEN policy in the school policies section of our website.