Compliments are welcomed and can be passed on either directly to staff and SENDCo, or formally recorded via our regular questionnaires to parents/carers or in the form of a letter to the Executive Headteacher.

We are always seeking to improve on the quality of education we provide for children with SEND and are keen to hear from parents/carers about their child’s experience. We would also like your views about the content of our SEND Information Report.

If you have a complaint about our SEND provision, please contact the SENDCo in the first instance. If we cannot resolve it, we will follow the procedures set out in our Dealing with School Complaints Policy. If you are not satisfied with a decision or with what is happening for your child’s Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities, please contact the Deputy Headteacher, Miss Forkin or Executive Headteacher, Mr Priestley.

The school SENDCo can be contacted as follows:

Lisa Lumsdon

[email protected]

School Telephone number: 01325 300 378


If the concern is directly related to an EHCP this will be managed directly by the Durham Statutory Casework Team. Parents will be contacted directly by the team to receive information about the mediation services and other action parents may consider.

The Special Educational Needs and Disability Information, Advice and Support Service (SENDIASS) – formerly Durham Parent Partnership Service, also provides independent information and advice to parents/carers to help resolve differences. The service also provides confidential, impartial support and advice for parents, carers, children and young people up to the age of 25 in relation to special educational needs and disability. They can be contacted on: Website:

Email: [email protected]

Telephone: 0191 587 3541