Esh Winning Primary School

We are a primary school with a 78 place nursery that caters for all needs.

Our pre-school, based in the school nursery, offers free 15 hours early learning for 3 and 4 year olds. We also provide wraparound care, offering parents the opportunity to pay for an additional session and lunch if required.

When is it on?

Session information
Monday to Friday 9.00am - 3.30pm

Who to contact

Contact name
Mrs C Hodgson
Contact position
0191 373 4701

Where to go

The Wynds
Esh Winning
County Durham

Other details

Related links
Ofsted reports


Free 3/4 yr places
Free 2 yr places
Will be providing 30 hours

Vacancy details

Immediate vacancies?
Other information
No vacancies (updated 22 September 2017).

Local Offer

Local Offer description

Please see SEND section of the school website for more information on the Local Offer:

Contact name
Mrs C Hodgson
Contact telephone
0191 3734701
Contact email
SEND at Esh Winning 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?

Initially talk to the class teacher, who will in turn arrange a meeting with the SENCO. Alternatively book an appointment to talk with the Headteacher.

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?

We will assess the child's needs and seek external advice if required and act upon any advice. Close monitoring and assessment details will be fed back to parents/carers.

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?

All pupils follow the National Curriculum at a level and a pace that is appropriate to their abilities. The SEND philosophy places SEND children at the heart of personalised learning and the curriculum is tailored to meet individual pupils needs.

At times and when it is felt appropriate, modifications to the curriculum may be implemented. To successfully match pupil ability to the curriculum at Esh Winning Primary School.


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?

Assessment procedures that emphasise pupils’ strengths and achievements.

How will you support my child's overall wellbeing?

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

 Many Enrichment and Enjoyment opportunities to stimulate and motivate learning.




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?

We work closely with the following professionals in order to provide the highest level of support for pupils with SEND.

  • Local Authority Special Educational Needs Inclusion Team
  • Durham Educational Psychology Service
  • Educational and Psychological Consultants
  • Durham One Point Hub
  • Health Agencies, particularly School Nurse Service.
  • Central Durham Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS)
  • Speech and Language Therapists
  • Durham Autistic Spectrum Team
  • Crisis Response
  • Durham Movement Difficulties Service
  • Tree Tops Occupational Therapy Service for Children
  • The Service for the Hearing Impaired
  • The Service for the Visually Impaired
  • Educational Social Workers
  • School Parent Support Advisor
  • Looked After Children Team
  • Learning Difficulties and Disability Support Service
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Medical Practitioners

How are staff trained regarding SEND?

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

Members of staff have Paediatric First Aid and Safeguarding Level 1 qualification. In addition, SEND support staff have a selection of training relating to Makaton, Movement Difficulties Programmes and specific training from Speech and Language Therapists. Each year the needs of children within the school are carefully considered and training organised to up-skill staff for example use of suction devices, PEGS feeding etc.


What activities outside the classroom will there be?

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

The school ensure that all children are offered the opportunity to participate with activities outside of the classroom by making reasonable adjustments to the organisation of these. For example, SEND children will have an appropriate level of adult support if going out of school, transport will provide the appropriate access and staff complete a comprehensive risk assessment of any excursion to ensure all children are safe and included. In addition, SEND children are given the opportunity to participate in visits to settings that meet their specific needs e.g. sensory play.

How will you support my child's needs?

How accessible is the setting/school/college environment?

The school is built on one level giving easy access to all areas including the building and play areas. There are disabled toilet facilities and a selection of specialist furniture within school to meet the needs of a variety of physical conditions.

Please contact the school if you have any questions about accessibility.

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?

Children with SEND are given an extensive level of support before they leave for a new school. Their teacher and SENCO will discuss with secondary colleagues how many transition visits can be arranged over and above those offered to children without SEND. These additional visits to the new school will be carried out with the child and Secondary School Staff in the summer term. This ensures that bridges are built between schools, key information shared between staff and the child is given the opportunity to settle into a new routine with the support of a familiar adult.

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?

The school work with an extensive range of services and professionals to ensure the needs of each individual child is met.  They encourage professionals to visit school as often as possible to work with staff and share their expertise. Wherever possible, staff implement programmes of work linked to these professionals for example speech and language programmes, exercises recommended by physical therapies etc.

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?

In line with the recommendations as outlined by the Warnock Report (1978) and established clearly in the 1981 Education Act, Esh Winning Primary School recognise that around 20% of children will at some time during their schooling experience some form of learning difficulty (around one in six at any one time).

The school recognise that there are a smaller group of children (about 2%) who may require additional provision over and above that which would generally be available to schools.

Esh Winning Primary School aims to help all children reach their full potential and take responsibility towards the identification and assessment of special educational need very seriously.

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

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

The school are fully committed to encouraging parents to be involved with all aspects of school life.  Parents are welcomed into school at the beginning and end of a school day and they are welcome to arrange additional dates to meet with the teacher to discuss progress and provision.  The school invites parents to school performances, community day, family group sessions, sports events, and in certain year groups they have phonics training sessions during the year. The school also encourage parents to help with the school garden.


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