Durham Johnston Comprehensive School

Dare to be wise

Students are identified as having SEND in the following ways:

  • Liaison with partner primary schools who identify the students before they join Durham Johnston. This involves transfer of records between schools, use of Key Stage 2 SATs results, review meetings and discussion with parents at the Year 6 Parent’s Evening
  • Results of Midyis and baseline reading and spelling tests for Year 7 students set by the school
  • Information gathered from annual review meetings by invitation from primary schools
  • Parental or Self -referral
  • Use of outside agencies’ advice from, for example, the Educational Psychology Service, ASD Service, CAMHS and Medical Services
  • Staff referral – at any time within the school year any student thought to have SEND, and not yet identified, should be brought to the attention of the SENCO by concerned staff