King Street Primary and Pre-School

We are a Primary and Pre-School in Spennymoor which caters for children aged 3-11 years. We are close to the centre of Spennymoor, making us accessible from all areas of the town.

We offer breakfast club from 7.45am and after school day care until 5.30pm which are both run by staff from within school. 

When is it on?

Time of day
Session information
Monday to Friday 8.40am - 3.05pm

Who to contact

Contact name
Mrs Joanne Bromley
Contact position
Head Teacher
01388 816 078
King Street Primary and Pre-School

Where to go

High Grange Road
County Durham
DL16 6RA

Other details

Cost description
Breakfast club and afternoon club are available for an additional fee.
Referral required?
Related links
Ofsted reports

Local Offer

Local Offer description

At King Street Primary and Pre-School, we are committed to the inclusion of all children across a broad, balanced and engaging curriculum. All staff work together to provide children with the best possible learning experiences both indoors and outdoors which will support them to reach their full potential, adapting activities where needed to meet each individual child's needs.

Our staff regularly receive training related to a wide range of SEN and we are fortunate to currently have a Teaching Assistant in each class, who supports with any additional interventions or therapies our children may need.

We have links to a variety of a wide variety of support agencies including Educational Psychologists, SEN and Inclusion team, Occupational Therapy and we also have a Speech and Language therapist who works in school once a week. In addition, we have a Positive Futures Worker who provides Social, Emotional and Mental Health support.

For more information, please click on the questions below or follow the link to our school website.


Contact name
Mrs Jenny Kane (SENDCO)
Contact telephone
01388 816 078
Contact email
SEND at King Street Primary School

How do you identify Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)?

How does the setting/school/college know if children/young people need extra help and what should I do if I think my child/young person may have special educational needs?


In school, we aim to identify any child who may need extra help at the earliest opportunity. Staff will discuss any concerns they have with Mrs Kane, our SENCO and other relevant staff members working with the child. We will also share our concerns with you as parents and discuss together what we can put in place to give them the support they need.


If you think your child might have special educational needs or you are concerned about their development, please speak to their class teacher or Mrs Kane. We are always on the yard at the start and end of the day. Alternatively, please give us a call or send us an email and we will get back to you as soon as we can.



How will you support my child with their special educational needs and disability?

How will early years setting/school/college staff support my child/young person?


As a staff, we have a wide range of experience and work together to share our expertise to support our pupils in the best possible way.


This could include:


- adult small group support during lessons

- 1 to 1 sessions (where appropriate)

- differentiated tasks at the appropriate year group level that your child is working at

- adjustments to tasks - e.g. adults scribing ideas, visual supports, use of computing equipment

- well-planned interventions working on particular skills or advice given by outside agencies

- implementing any advice given by outside agencies

- using visual supports, words mats, task boards etc to support working memory and communication


How will you make sure my child's education meet their needs?

How will the curriculum be matched to my child's young person's needs?

Our curriculum is carefully planned to ensure all children can access their learning regardless of the barriers they may face. For some children, their work is based on curriculum objectives from a previous year group to ensure they have a good understanding of the foundations before moving on. This is often relevant for Reading, Writing and Maths. For topic / foundation subjects, this can be where some children can really shine and have a particular interest. Here, we ensure they can fully access the lessons by removing the barriers wherever possible. For example, this could be giving alternative ways to record and share what they have found out in a Science investigation. Where possible, we also include the children's interests and suggestions about what they would like to find out about. 


How will we know my child is progressing?

How will both you and I know how my child/young person is doing and how will you help me to support my child's/young person's learning?

Pupils on the SEN register have an SEN support plan which is discussed and written together between teachers and parents. These are reviewed every term in an SEN support plan meeting. Parents are invited into school for a longer meeting than a standard parents' meeting. This allows time for both school and home to share how they feel things have been going, discuss the outcomes set out in the support plan and, once that has been reviewed, create a new plan for the coming term (where appropriate). Staff will explain strategies that we use in schools and share ideas of how you could support them at home, including advice from outside agencies when they have been involved. 


How will you support my child's overall wellbeing?

What support will there be for my child's/young person's overall wellbeing?

Children's wellbeing is at the heart of our school ethos. Our curriculum is carefully planned across all year groups to include a range of health and wellbeing issues. This is delivered through PSHE lessons, assemblies, small group and 1:1 sessions. 

Mrs Livesley is our Social, Emotional, Mental health lead who is offers support to children throughout the school day in small groups or 1:1. 

There are a wide range of extra curricular activires offered each term as after school clubs, forest schools sessions for Early Years and outdoor education sessions for Years 1-6. Also, children have the opportunity to attend residential trips and day trips relating to topics they are covering in class which also supports and develops their wellbeing. 

What specialist services and expertise is available at or accessed by the staff?

What specialist services and expertise are available at or accessed by the setting/school/college?

School funded expertise:

- Private Speech and Language therapist approx 1/2 a day per week 

- Future Steps Occupational Therapy - 1/2 a day per week 

- Social, Emotional, Mental Health leader (full time) 


Durham Local Authority SEN and Inclusion service

- NHS Speech and Language Therapists

- Occupational Therapists

- Physiotherapists

- Educational psychologist 

- CAMHS support 


SEND and Inclusion Services: 

- Cognition and Learning 

- EWEL team (Emotional Wellbeing and Effective Learning) 

- SALSP (Speech and Language Support Programme) 

- Autism and Social Communication Team 


How are staff trained regarding SEND?

What training are the staff supporting children and young people with SEND have had or are having?

Staff carried out training throughout the school year. This includes: 

- Lego therapy 

- Understanding Speech and Language and how to support children within the classroom 

- Autism training 

- PDA training 

- Fine and gross motor training 

- Physiotherapy exercises training 

- SEMH training

- Team Teach training 

- Support sessions by the SEN and Inclusion advisory teachers on classroom strategies and interventions 

- Precision teaching 

- Supporting children with literacy difficulties 


What activities outside the classroom will there be?

How will my child/young person be included in activities outside this classroom including school trips?

All our children are included in all activities outside of the classroom, for example, outdoor education, class trips, after-school clubs, residential visits. These are carefully planned before they take place to ensure all barriers are overcome and risk assessments completed where required. All adults who are working with the children during these activities are informed of any additional needs the children may have. 

How will you support my child's needs?

How accessible is the setting/school/college environment?

Our school is mostly on one level apart from 1 classroom upstairs. Ramps have been installed at the entrance to Reception and from the playground into school. We also have a disabled toilet with adapted taps. 

We work closely with the Local Authority's Occupational Therapists who advise us on any changes we need to make to the school environment for individual pupils. 

Our accessibility policy can be found on our school website. 

My child is going to be starting or leaving soon, how will you help them?

How will the setting/school/college prepare and support my child/young person to join the setting/school/college or the next stage of education and life?

When joining our school, we ensure we have talked with the parents and previous school or nursery to obtain any relevant information. Children are often buddied up with another child in their new class who will show them around school. Staff and children spend time getting to know them and their interests. 

When moving onto Secondary School, we work closely with the relevant schools to support the children's transition from Year 6 to 7. Mrs Kane, our SENCO, and the class teacher share information with the school including SEN support plans and any reports from outside agencies. In Year 5, children are invited to our local secondary school to take part in different activities and subjects. Then in Year 6, transition days are organised by the individual schools to give new students a taster of life in a secondary school. 

The SENDIASS team often provide support for parents when they are trying to choose an appropriate setting for their pupil based on their needs. 

What is available to help my child with their education?

How are the setting's/school's/college's resources allocated and matched to children's/young people's special educational needs?

Currently, each class has a teaching assistant which allows for a range of support and interventions to take place within the classroom where possible, so children are not taken out and missing their learning. 

We also have an additional teacher assistant who supports children with Education, Health and Care Plans.

Resources are purchased for individuals or groups of children based on their needs and recommendations from outside agencies. 

What support can I expect for my child?

How is the decision made about what type and how much support my child/young person will receive?

The decisions about the amount and type of support a child receives is initially discussed by the Senior Leadership Team. The SENCO will then discuss with individual teachers and teaching assistants the types and ways they can support individuals within their class effectively to ensure they can access a broad and balanced curriculum while developing and receiving support in the key areas they need. 

How will I be involved in my child's education?

How are parents involved in the setting/school/college? How can I be involved?

Parents of children with Special Educational Needs are invited into school termly to discuss their SEN support plans. However, we pride ourselves on building strong relationships with our families and are always available on the playground before and after school for discussions and to share any important information. 

Parents are also invited into school for different events throughout the school year. Sometimes, parents may also be invited on school trips. 


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