Contact SENCO

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The following are the main contacts for Special Educational Needs and Disability at Burnside Primary School:

  • Mrs K. Charlton is the Acting Head Teacher

  • Miss N. Daglish is our designated SEN Governor

  • Mrs R. Thompson is our designated Special Educational Needs Coordinator (email: r.thompson300@durhamlearning.net)

It is the SENCO’s job to:

  1. Oversee the day-to-day operation of the school’s SEN policy

  2. Liaise with the relevant Designated Teacher where a looked after pupil has SEN

  3. Advise teachers on using a graduated approach to providing SEN support

  4. Advise on the deployment of the school’s delegated budget and other resources to meet the pupil’s needs effectively

  5. Liaise with parents/carers of pupils with SEN

  6. Liaise with and be a key point of contact for external agencies

  7. Ensure that the school keeps the records of all SEN pupils up to date

  8. Work with the head teacher and school governors to ensure that the school meets its responsibilities with regard to reasonable adjustments and access arrangements by phoning the school on 01207 234020 or sending an email to: burnside@durhamlearning.net.

For further information about the roles and responsibilities of the SENCO, please view our SEN Policy located in our School Policies section.