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Please note: After carrying out an extensive risk assessment, it has been decided not to open to the wider school on 1st June 2020. This situation will be reviewed again in two weeks time. Please continue to take care and stay safe.......If any already contacted parent needs childcare please email schooloffice@blessedjohnduckett.net. We will do our best to accommodate your needs. For information about coronavirus please go to Useful Information for Parents - Coronavirus......... For Fr Nick's Sunday sermon please visit Community - Our Church, Our Diocese

Contacts

The following are the main contacts for Special Educational Needs and Disability at Blessed John Duckett RC Primary School:

Mrs Sharon McQuiggin is the Head Teacher

Mrs Denise Thornton is our designated SEN Governor

Miss Jenna Ellison is our designated Special Educational Needs Coordinator  
Mrs Margaret Hodgson is our designated Speech and Language Assistant
 

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 01388 731082 or sending an email to: blessedjohnduckett@durhamlearning.net
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