Tel: 01642 678212

Headteacher: Mrs S Morrison

School Contact: Mr A Barber

E-Mail: whitehouse@sbcschools.org.uk

Tel: 01642 678212

E-Mail: whitehouse@sbcschools.org.uk

Aspirational Opportunities for All

SEND

Staff and Governors at Whitehouse Primary School believe that all children should have access to educational experiences of the highest quality. We encourage all of our children to attain the highest standard of personal achievement.

We aim to make appropriate and flexible provision for every child and are totally committed to the principle of inclusion.

High quality teaching that is differentiated and personalized, will meet the individual needs of the majority of children and young people. Some children and young people need educational provision that is additional to or different from this.  This is special educational provision under Section 21 of the Children and Families Act 2014. Schools and colleges must use their best endeavors to ensure that such provision is made for those who need it.  Special educational provision is underpinned by high quality teaching and is compromised by anything less.

(1.24 Of Special educational needs and disability code of practice:  0 to 25 years)

Definition of Special Educational Need

A pupil has SEND if they have a learning difficulty or disability which calls for special educational provision to be made for them.

They have a learning difficulty or disability if they have:

  • A significantly greater difficulty in learning than the majority of others of the same age,

Or

  • A disability which prevents or hinders them from making use of facilities of a kind generally provided for others of the same age in mainstream schools.

Special educational provision is additional to, or different from, that made generally for other children or young people of the same age by mainstream schools.

The four areas of Special Educational Needs as outlined in the SEND Code of Practice are:

  • Communication and interaction
  • Cognition and learning
  • Social, emotional and mental health
  • Sensory/physical

 Mrs. S. Gallafant holds the National Award for SEN Coordination (NASENCO)

Children and Young People’s Disability Register

What is the Children & Young People’s Disability Register?

The  Children’s  Act  1989  requires  all  local  authorities  to collect  and  retain  a  record  of  disabled/additional  needs children  in  their  areas.

What are the benefits of being included on the register?

It  keeps  parents,  carers,  disabled  children  and  young people  informed  about  what  is  available  for  them  in  and around  Stockton-On-Tees. It  helps  us  to  map  where  disabled  children  live  and  map needs,  which  assists  in  better  service  planning. The  record  is  not  linked  to  any  other  register  and  will  not affect  entitlement  to  services  or  benefits. Being  on  the  register  does  not  automatically  mean  your child  will  be  entitled  to  services.

Families Information Service, 16 Church Road, Stockton-On-Tees, and TS18 Telephone:  (01642) 527225 Email:  fis@stockton.gov.uk

https://www.stocktoninformationdirectory.org/kb5/stockton/directory/dcr.page

Special educational needs and disability code of practice: 0 to 25 years.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/send-code-of-practice-0-to-25

Support

 http://stocktonparentcarerforum.co.uk/

https://www.stocktoninformationdirectory.org/kb5/stockton/directory/advice.page?id=3Xi_pZSOLm4

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