SENCO and SEN Staff
At Chilton Academy, we receive a notional SEN budget from the Local Authority and 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. This is monitored each term by the Governing Body.
We have Teaching Assistants who are partly funded from the SEN budget and deliver programmes or interventions designed to meet groups of children’s needs. The budget is allocated on a needs basis. The children who have the most complex needs are given targeted support.
All children no matter what their needs are, receive daily Quality First Teaching. We aim to keep children with SEND part of their whole class as often as possible, therefore support is generally given in the form of a Teaching Assistant working alongside the children and teacher. Interventions are carried out throughout the day at a range of times.
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.
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.
Our SENCO is Mrs Anna Caine. She can be contacted on 01388 720255 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you would like to discuss your SEND requirements in detail please contact the school to arrange an appointment.
External Specialists and Other Bodies
Chilton Academy 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
- Durham County Council Local Offer
- Durham SEND Information, Advice and Support Service
- School Educational Psychology Service
- Learning Difficulties and Disability Support Service
- Speech and Language
- Future Steps
- Occupational Therapy
- One Point
- School Nurse Team
- Tree Tops
How We Secure Specialist Expertise
Our Additional Needs Budget is used to support children and young people with SEN. This is used to support children and young people with SEND. If a child has complex special educational needs, we could also receive additional funding from the Local Authority to meet the agreed outcomes.
This is used to support children and young people with SEND by:
- Offering advice following in school observation
- Delivering staff training
- In school support for an individual
If a child has complex special educational needs, we could also receive additional funding from the Local Authority to meet the agreed outcomes.