SENCO and SEN Staff
Our SENCO is Clare Carr (Headteacher) supported by Rachel Denham (Deputy Headteacher).
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.
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
- Speech and Language Support
- Movement Programme
- Educational Psychologist
- Behaviour Support
How We Secure Specialist Expertise
Our Additional Needs Budget is used to support children and young people with SEN. We use this towards the cost of providing additional support for children to work in small groups or 1:1. The money is used to support interventions for individuals and groups and to provide any additional resources required. The impact of spending is monitored in terms of pupil outcomes.
This is used to support children and young people with SEND by:
At Woodland School the Additional Needs Budget is used to contribute to the cost of providing additional support for children to work in small groups or 1:1. The money is used to support interventions for individuals and groups and to provide any additional resources required. We also provide staff training for teachers and teaching assistants to ensure that all staff are skilled in supporting children with additional needs.
If a child has complex special educational needs, we could also receive additional funding from the Local Authority to meet the agreed outcomes.