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SEND Information Report - Reviewed September 2019

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.

Statement of Intent for Promoting Equality

At Vane Road Primary School School we are committed to equality.  Every pupil fulfils their potential no matter what his or her background or personal circumstances.

We are committed to anti-discriminatory practice to promote equality of opportunity and valuing diversity for all children and families.

At Vane Road 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 the best educational experience for all our pupils including those with a special educational need or disability.

  At Vane Road Primary School we work hard as a team to 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.