SEND Information Report

 General Information


Welcome to our SEND information page. Hopefully you will find everything that you need. 

This page gives details about how the school supports children with Special Educational Needs. Parents may also wish to visit the County Durham Families Information Service and click on the 'SEND Local Offer' section for further information about services and support available within County Durham :


 At New Brancepeth 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 a positive educational experience for all our pupils including those with a special educational need or disability.


Our school recognises there are particular groups of pupils whose circumstances require additional consideration by those who work with them to support their SEN.

At New Brancepeth Primary School  we have appointed a Designated Teacher for Looked after Children who works closely with the SENCO to ensure all teachers in school understand the implications for those children who are looked after and have SEN.


Notional SEN budget 2015-16:



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


There are now 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.


Progress of SEN children

During academic year 2015-16: 


63% of SEN pupils across the school (Y1-Y6) made 'expected' or better progress

45% of SEN pupils across the school (Y1-Y6) made better than expected  progress 


84% of SEN pupils across the school (Y1-Y6) made 'expected' or better  progress

46% of SEN pupils across the school (Y1-Y6) made  better than expected progress