Additional Help

Additional Help

As discussed in other sections Durham Federation provide a lot of support for students to succeed within school. However, there will be times when new concerns arise. As a result, we encourage you to contact Mrs L Smith the SENCO to enable us to target the appropriate interventions that are required.

Identifying students with SEND

We take information from a range of sources when establishing if a child has specific SEND needs. These sources include:

  • Primary Schools.
  • Standardised tests, (including literacy/numeracy tests, ‘value added’ measures reading age test and SATs results).
  • Individual teachers and departments.
  • Parents.
  • Pupils themselves.
  • Outside Agencies.
  • In-College monitoring.
  • MET team.
  • SEND Team.


If you would like to discuss your SEND requirements in detail please contact our school office on 0191 3730336 to arrange an appointment with our SENCO Mrs L Smith