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SEND & Local Offer

At Wellfield 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. 

The following are the main contacts for Special Educational Needs and Disability at our school: 

  • Mrs Laura Talbot is our Special Educational Needs Coordinator 
  • Mrs Helen Witty is our Director of Special Educational Needs across the Trust 

It is the SENCO’s job to:

  • Oversee the day-to-day operation of the school’s SEN policy
  • Liaise with the relevant Designated Teacher where a looked after pupil has SEN
  • Advise teachers on using a graduated approach to providing SEN support
  • Advise on the deployment of the school’s delegated budget and other resources to meet the pupil’s needs effectively
  • Liaise with parents/carers of pupils with SEN
  • Liaise with and be a key point of contact for external agencies
  • Ensure that the school keeps the records of all SEN pupils up to date
  • Work with the head teacher and school governors to ensure that the school meets its responsibilities with regard to reasonable adjustments and access arrangements.

Should you wish to contact the SEN team you can phone the school on 01429 838 783 or sending an email to: l.talbott@wellfieldschool.net

 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. 

At Wellfield School, we ensure that all pupils, regardless of their specific needs make the best possible progress. 

You can view our SEND Information Report here.

Special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) and our Local Offer - Durham County Council 

Welcome to the Local Offer in County Durham. Our Local Offer is designed to help you find the very best support for your child or young person (from birth to 25 years) with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND). It is here to help you find information, advice and guidance about the types of services and support available to you. 

Don't forget we also offer support through our Family Hubs including drop-in sessions, peer support groups, and courses and groups to support you and your family. See our Help for families - your virtual Family Hub page for more information 

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