We are a junior school on Newton Hall Estate in Durham City.

When is it on?

Time of day
Session information
Monday to Friday
Term time only

Who to contact

Contact name
Mrs L Grieve
Contact position
0191 386 5975

Where to go

Durham Blue Coat Church of England (Aided) Junior School
Langley Road
Newton Hall
County Durham

Other details

Related links
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Local Offer

Local Offer description

We cater for a range of needs including supporting pupils with learning difficulties, physical disabilities, social and emotional concerns, as well as those requiring behavioural interventions.

This support is delivered through a range of approaches including: Quality First Teaching, specific intervention programmes, individually tailored support, and small group provision.

Our SEN policy outlines our procedures for identifying those pupils who may require SEND support.

Then we work through the cycle of

  • Assess
  • Plan
  • Do
  • Review

to ensure each individual’s needs are met appropriately.

Targeted support is offered where applicable in the form of Teaching Assistants working on specific intervention programmes as well as general in-class support.

Provision for those pupils with SEND is evaluated through holding regular pupil progress reviews with staff and using data to assess their progress.

Information from parents, staff and other agencies is also used to evaluate the provision on offer. Where necessary the environment and the curriculum are adapted to best meet the needs of identified pupils.

Specialist equipment and facilities to support these pupils will be purchased when required through the use of SEN monies.

In order to fully support those with social and emotional difficulties, we offer a range of strategies including PSHCE lessons, reflection opportunities during worship, buddies support work and small group provision with support staff.

Other educational provision is in the form of using the PE Premium monies to offer additional sporting activities that will enrich the experiences for the pupils and up-skill teaching staff to teach PE more effectively in the future.

Through an annual audit of PE provision and expertise, we can identify if/when/how much support is being offered to SEND pupils and make adaptations accordingly.

Involving those pupils identified as SEND is crucial in ensuring that the support we offer at Blue Coat is indeed specific, relevant and beneficial. This is achieved through discussion in a range of forums including school council, family group discussions, PSHCE lessons and pupil questionnaires. Any issues arising are discussed further and acted upon accordingly.

Pupil profile discussions take place bi-annually with pupils, parents and agencies where necessary, and the views of interested parties are actioned.

Our school groups with pupil representation play a large part in determining the direction of the school. The School Council, SNAG representatives, Smiley Blues, Blue Coat Buddies and Worship Committee members all have an opportunity to express their views on school development and represent these regularly at meetings with staff and governors.

Contact name
Mrs L Grieve (SENCO)
Contact telephone
0191 386 5975
Contact email

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Address: 80  Langley Road  Newton Hall  Durham  County Durham

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