Our SEN Information Report – which is part of Durham County Council’s Local Offer – provides details about how we support children and young people with Special Educational Needs in our school. Our SEN Information Report will provide details about how we implement our policy and practice to deliver high quality SEN provision for children and young people with SEN.

The SEN Information Report was reviewed and updated in October 2021.

St. Margaret’s CE Primary School values the contribution that every child can make and welcomes the diversity of culture, religion and intellectual style. We are committed to offering an inclusive curriculum to ensure the best possible progress for all of our pupils whatever their needs and abilities. The school seeks to raise achievement, remove barriers to learning and increase physical and curricular access to all. All children with SEND and vulnerable groups are valued, respected and equal members of the school.

As such, provision for pupils with SEND is a matter for the school as a whole.

“All teachers are teachers of pupils with SEND”.

This SEND Information Report should be read alongside the school’s SEND Policy, the Equalities Information and Objectives and the Accessibility Plan.

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Key Contacts

SEND Admissions

For information on the admission of pupils with a disability, please visit the School Admissions section of our website and view the Accessibility Plan in our School Policies section.

St Margaret’s Primary school has an admissions limit of 30 pupils per class from Reception to Year 6. Durham County Council is the admission authority for St Margaret’s and details of criteria used for admissions can be found on the Durham County Council Admissions section.

If you would like to discuss your child’s SEN in more detail please contact the school to arrange an appointment.

All our policies ensure that all children are treated equitably, including our anti-bullying policy. Discrimination of any kind is dealt with seriously and reported to the Local Authority. To view our school policies regarding Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) Inclusion and Anti-bullying, please visit the school policies section of our school website.


The full range of local support available for children/ young people with SEND and their families within and outside of school can be found in the County Durham Local Offer.


Consulting with our SEN Pupils, Parents & Carers

Consultation with Children and Young People with SEND

Teachers/SENCO and Support Staff will work with children and young people to identify the support needed to meet agreed outcomes.  The provision is planned and interventions are allocated to individual needs.

As part of our transition arrangements, we consult all children about the teaching strategies and support mechanisms that we have used throughout the year. We specifically engage children with SEND to listen to their views as part of the review cycle.

Consultation with parents and carers of children and young people with SEND

We are committed to working with parents and carers to identify their child’s needs and support.  Parents and carers will be involved throughout the process.

There is a range of ways this can be done, for example:

  • Termly parents/ carers evenings;
  • Ongoing discussions with a class teacher and/or SENCO;
  • An ‘open-door’ policy, where parents and carers are welcome to come into school to discuss any concerns they may have;
  • Through regular reviews of their child’s SEN Support Plan/ EHC Plan.
  • Yearly parent questionnaire, with specific regard to SEND and provision in school

Compliments, Complaints & Feedback

At St Margaret’s we value the contributions made by parents and carers.  Any concerns, complaints or compliments can be made by contacting our school office.

We are always seeking to improve on the quality of education we provide for children with SEN and are keen to hear from parents about their child’s experience.

We would also like your views about the content of our SEN Information Report. If you would like to comment please complete the online form in the Contact Us section of our website.

Compliments are always greatly received and can be passed on either directly to staff and the SENCO, or formally recorded via our regular questionnaires to parents or in the form of a letter to the Head Teacher.

We hope that complaints about our SEND provision will be rare, however, if there should be a concern, the process outlined in the school Complaints Policy should be followed.

Further information can be found in the Complaints Policy in the School Policies section of your website or by visiting the Durham SEND Information, Advice and Support Service website.