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Special Educational Needs and Disability


we are committed to the equal inclusion of all pupils in all areas of school life


At Shield Row Primary School we recognise the diverse and individual needs of all of our pupils and we are dedicated to providing an education which enables them to achieve their full 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 every child, including those with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND).

The school has a Designated Learning Support Assistant for behaviour and emotional need who works closely with our Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCO) to ensure all teachers in school understand the implications for those children.

We also have a Designated Teacher for Looked after Children who works closely with staff to ensure all teachers in school understand the implications for those children who are looked after and have special educational needs

our SEND Information Report

Our SEND Information Report is part of Durham County Council’s Local Offer for children and young people with Special Educational Needs. Click Here to Access 


The Government has asked all Local Authorities in the UK to publish, in one place, information about the services and provision they expect to be available in their area for children and young people aged from 0 to 25 who have Special Educational Needs and/or a Disability (SEND).  

This is known as the Local Offer.


The Local Offer outlines what Durham County can offer families and carers in order to support children with SEND. This can be found on the Local Offer Website.

The information that must be included in our SEND Information Report can be found in the links on this page.


We will continue to add information on the website and welcome your feedback by using our contact form.


This report is reviewed annually with the Special Educational Needs Coordinator and leadership team and shared with the SEND Governor.


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