Walworth Primary School

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Bluebell Way, Newton Aycliffe, County Durham, DL5 7LP


01325 300 194

Walworth Primary School

'Listen, Learn and be Happy Together'

SEN Specialist Expertise

SENCO and SEN Staff

  • Mr Roland Cooke (Head Teacher) MA Ed, NPQSL, PGCE, PGC(SENCo),PGC(SpLD), Cert Ed, Grad Dip (TESOL), MSET, AFHEA
  • Miss Vicky Bourne (Deputy Head Teacher / SENCO)
    BA Ed Hons and NASENCO Award
  • Miss Emma Reed (Senior Lead Practitioner/SENCO)
    BA Ed Hons and NPQH

Walworth Day & Residential School
Newton Aycliffe
Co. Durham DL5 7LP
Direct Line: 01325 372247
Main Line: 01325 300194
website: www.walworth.durham.sch.uk

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.

We have teaching and support staff specially trained in:

  • Elklan Speech and Language Therapy (Level3)
  • ASC (including writing Social Stories and Talkabout – Social Communication and Interaction Intervention)
  • Supporting pupils with Specific Reading & Spelling Difficulties (including Dyslexia)
  • Supporting pupils with Specific Maths difficulties
  • Supporting pupils with Visual Perception difficulties
  • Gross and Fine Motor Development
  • Drawing and Talking Therapy
  • The use of Accessible Technology
  • Team Teach
  • Supporting pupils with anxiety or anger issues
  • Lego Therapy
  • Connecting with Children


External Specialists and Other Bodies

The school 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

These include:

  • Durham County Council Local Offer
  • Durham SEND Information,  Advice and Support Service
  • Local Authority Special Educational Needs Inclusion Team
  • Educational Psychology Service
  • One Point Hubs
  • Health Agencies, particularly School Nurse Service and Health Visitors
  • Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) – Key Workers
  • Speech and Language Therapists
  • Durham Movement Difficulties Service
  • Future Steps Occupational Therapy Service for Children
  • Virtual School for Looked After Children
  • Autism Spectrum Condition Team
  • Cognition and Learning Team
  • Other specialist health services as required, e.g. hearing, speech, vision, diabetes
  • Medical Practitioners – GPs, Pediatricians, Clinical Psychologists
  • Family workers and One Point Children Centre staff
  • Social Workers
  • Independent Fostering Agencies


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 by:

  • Specialist training for all staff
  • Specialist training for SENCO
  • 1 to 1 support
  • Enabling the school to employ members of staff to support children and run programmes of intervention
  • Resources to enable children to meet outcomes
  • Buy in the services of specialists
  • Buy into support packages
  • Purchase assessment and intervention tools

If a child has complex special educational needs, we could also receive additional funding from the Local Authority to meet the agreed outcomes.