SENCO and SEN Staff
Our SENCO, Charlotte O’Neil has a BA Honours in Primary Education, a Post Graduate Degree in Vulnerable Learners and has completed the NASENCO award. She can be contacted via phone on 01388 833186 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
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
At Oakley Cross we work in partnership with the following people:
- Durham County Council Local Offer
- Durham SEND Information, Advice and Support Service
- CAMHS Assessment Team
- Durham Educational Psychology Service
- Speech and Language Therapy
- Behaviour Support Services
- EP Consultants
- The Centre (based at St Helen Auckland Primary School)
- School Nurse Service
- Educational Welfare Officer
- Parent Partnership
Our Additional Needs Budget is used to support children and young people with SEN. In 2018/19 this amount is £65 632.35. The spending of this is monitored by the Head teacher and SENCO.
This is used to support children and young people with SEND by offering a wide range of intervention and enhancement programmes within school and through our partnerships with other agencies and professionals within the Local Authority. At Oakley Cross Primary school we provide the following additional support to our children with SEND:
- Small group and individual targeted intervention work with a Teacher or TA
- Talkabout (social communication)
- Benji Bear (social skills)
- Lego Club (Social Communication)
- Power of 2 (a maths enhancement programme)
- Lexia (reading and spelling)
- Toe By Toe (reading support programmes)
- Speechlink and Languagelink
- 1-1 speech and language support including specific programmes provided by Speech and Language Therapy
- Memory fix
If a child has complex special educational needs, we could also receive additional funding from the Local Authority to meet the agreed outcomes.
A Costed Provision Map will be developed in liaison with the child, young person, parent or carer. An example of a costed provision map can be found here:
If you would like to discuss your SEND requirements in detail please contact the school to arrange an appointment.