Special Educational Needs

Within the SEN policy you will find information under the following headings:

  • Our rationale
  • Objectives
  • Definitions of Special Educational Needs, Disability and Inclusion
  • Context of the School
  • The role of Senior Management
  • Identification of pupils with SEN
  • The 4-part graduated approach
  • Involving parents and pupils in the reviewing process
  • Transition arrangements for SEN pupils
  • Information sharing on SEN student intake
  • Designated base rooms
  • Approaches to teaching pupils with SEN
  • Supporting inclusion – adapting the curriculum and environment for pupils with SEN
  • Examination support
  • Extra-curricular activities
  • Training and expertise of staff to support pupils with SEN
  • Evaluating the effectiveness of the provision for SEN pupils
  • Supporting pupils who are looked after by the local authority and have SEN
  • Support for improving the emotional and social development of SEN pupils
  • Involvement of outside agencies in supporting pupils with SEN and their families
  • Arrangements for handling complaints
  • The Resourced Provision for pupils on the autism spectrum


Parents can view the local authority’s Local Offer at the following link:
Darlington Families Information Team

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