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SEN Report

How do we consult with our SEN pupils and parents?

How do we identify and assess children with SEN?

How we support SEN

Statement of Intent for Supporting Equality

Read our SEN Policy

Our school’s Policies and Procedures

Southwick Community Primary School SEN Report 2014
Parent Information
Special Education Needs and Disabilities Report


All Sunderland Local Authority (LA) maintained schools have a similar approach to meeting the needs of pupils with Special Educational Needs and are supported by the LA to ensure that all pupils, regardless of their specific needs, make the best possible progress in school.

All schools are supported to be as inclusive as possible, with the needs of pupils with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities being met in a mainstream setting wherever possible.

The broad ‘areas of need’ being Communication and Interaction, Cognition and Learning, Social, Emotional and Mental Health Difficulties and Sensory and Physical Needs.

What is the Local Offer/SEN Information Report?

The LA Local Offer

The Children and Families Bill will become enacted in 2014. From this date Local Authorities (LA) and schools are required to publish and keep under review information about services they expect to be available for children and young people with special educational needs (SEN) aged 0-25. This is the ‘Local Offer’.

The intention of the Local Offer is to improve choice and transparency for families. It will also be an important resource for parents in understanding the range of services and provision in the local area.

Sunderland Local Offer Website

The School SEN Information Report

This utilises the LA Local Offer to meet the needs of SEND pupils as determined by school policy and the provision that the school is able to provide.


Please click on the 12 questions below for more information about the Local Offer from Southwick Community Primary School.

Question 1: Who are the best people to talk to in this school about my child’s difficulties with learning/ Special Educational Needs or disability (SEND)?
Question 2: What are the different types of support available for children with SEND in our school?
Question 3: How can I let the school know I am concerned about my child’s progress in school?
Question 4: How will the school let me know if they have any concerns about my child’s learning in school?
Question 5: How is extra support allocated to children and how do they progress in their learning?
Question 6: Who are the other people providing services to children with SEND in this school?
Question 7: How are the teachers in school helped to work with children a SEND and what training do they have?
Question 8: How will the teaching be adapted for my child with SEND?
Question 9: How will we measure the progress of your child in school?
Question 10: What support do we have for you as a parent of a child with a SEND?
Question 11: How is Southwick Community Primary School accessible to children with SEND?
Question 12: How will we support your child when they are leaving this school? OR moving on to another class?
Question 13: What Emotional and Social Development support do we have for a child with SEND?
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