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Our SEND Provision

A child or a young person has SEND if they have a learning difficulty or disability, which calls for special educational provision to be made that is additional to or different from that made generally for other children of the same age.

There are four broad areas of special educational need. These are: 

  • Communication and Interaction
    This area of need includes children with Autism Spectrum Condition and those with Speech, Language and Communication Needs
  • Cognition and Learning
    This includes children with Specific Learning Difficulties, Moderate Learning Difficulties, Severe Learning Difficulties and Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties.
  • Social, Emotional and Mental Health Difficulties
    This includes any pupils who have an emotional, social or mental health need that is impacting on their ability to learn.
  • Sensory and/or Physical Difficulties
    This area includes children with hearing impairment, visual impairment, multisensory impairment and physical difficulties.

The kinds of SEND that are provided for:

At the Durham Dales Federation, staff have had experience of supporting children and young people with a wide range of needs, including:

  • Attention Deficit Disorder & Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
  • Autistic Spectrum Condition (ASC)
  • Deficits in Attention and Motor Perception (DAMP)
  • Developmental Co-ordination Difficulties (including Dyspraxia)
  • Developmental Delay
  • Emotional well-being difficulties (including anxiety, phobias, self-esteem)
  • General Learning Difficulties
  • Moderate Learning Difficulties
  • Memory Difficulties
  • Physical Learning Difficulties/ Disabilities
  • Processing Difficulties
  • Specific Learning Difficulties (including Dyslexia)
  • Speech, Language and Communication Difficulties
  • Social Interaction and Communication Difficulties
  • Visual Perception Difficulties

Our schools provide data on the levels and types of need to the Local Authority. This is collected through the school census.