Durham Johnston Comprehensive School

Dare to be wise

Teachers and learning support assistants often work with children and young people to identify the support needed to meet agreed outcomes. The provision is planned and interventions are allocated to individual needs. The children take an active role with setting their targets, discussing them with teachers or their form tutor.

The children have regular meetings with staff to discuss their progress and support.

We are committed to working with parents and carers to identify their child’s needs and support. Parents and carers will be involved throughout the process.

There is a range of ways this can be done, for example:

  • Ongoing informal and formal discussions with a class teacher and/or SENCO;

  • An ‘open-door’ policy, where parents and carers are welcome to come into school to discuss any concerns they may have;

  • Through termly reviews of a child’s SEN Support Plan or the Annual Review of their Statement of SEN or EHC Plan.