Aycliffe Village Primary & Nursery School

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Aycliffe Village, Newton Aycliffe, Darlington DL5 6LG


01325 300227

SEN Specialist Expertise

SENCO and SEND Staff

Our SENCO is Mrs Jayne Garlick.
More details of the SENCO’s role can be found in the SEND Policy which you can find in the School Policies section of our website.


External Specialists and Other Bodies

The school enjoys good working relationships with a wide range of people who provide services to children with SEND and their families.


The external specialists may:

  • Act in an advisory capacity

  • Extend expertise of school staff

  • Provide additional assessment

  • Support a child directly

  • Suggest statutory assessment is advisable

  • Consult with all parties involved with the child


These include:


How We Secure Specialist Expertise

Our Additional Needs Budget is used to support children and young people with SEN. In 2023-2024 this amount is £79,874


This is used to support children and young people with SEND by:

  • Providing support staff to work with children with SEN

  • Provide training for staff

  • Purchase resources for children with SEN (wedge cushions, intervention programmes)

  • Buy into services from specialist services such as Educational Psychology Service, Cognition and Learning Team, Autistic Spectrum Condition Team, additional Speech and Language Therapy.


If a child has complex special educational needs, we also apply for and receive additional funding from the Local Authority to meet the agreed outcomes.