South Stanley Infant School

We offer ‘30 hours childcare for working parents’.

We are an infant and nursery school located on Tyne Road, South Stanley, close to Stanley Town Centre.

We are proud to be part of the Stanley Learning Partnership community.

At South Stanley Infant and Nursery School, we aim to be the best we can in everything we do. We want our pupils to have fun, enjoy school and develop a sense of curiosity about the world and respect and care for themselves and others.

We want pupils to co-operate, work together, have a voice in their community and learn skills to prepare them for the future.

When is it on?

Session information
Monday to Friday 9.00am-3.00pm

Who to contact

Contact name
Heather Kemp
Contact position
Head Teacher
01207 232 445

Where to go

Tyne Road
South Stanley
County Durham

Other details

Cost description
50p each day for breakfast
Related links
Ofsted reports


Childcare availability
Before school
Term time
After school
Free 3/4 yr places
Free 2 yr places
Will be providing 30 hours

Vacancy details

Immediate vacancies?
Other information
Immediate vacancies available (updated 26 May 2017)

Local Offer

Local Offer description

Please see the SEND section on our school website.



Contact name
Heather Kemp
Contact telephone
01207 232 445
Contact email
SEND at South Stanley Infant 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?

We carefully track pupil progress as well as monitoring their work and interactions with other children and adults in school. If there are any concerns staff would contact parents/carers to discuss concerns.

If you think your child may have special educational needs please contact the school SENCO: Mrs Carole Ludlam.

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 work with parents/carers and child to identify the best way to support them. This may include individual teaching/support, small group work or involvement with other professionals.

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?

Work is matched to the needs of all pupils. This may include providing support in the form of extra resources eg apparatus, extra staff and an adapted curriculum to build on the child's strengths. All intervention work is carefully monitored by the SENCO.

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?

Our open door policy enables you to drop into school at any time to discuss your child's progress.

We also offer:

  • Regular meetings with class teacher and SENCO.
  • Review meetings.
  • Parents evenings when targets are shared, and formal end of year reports to indicate levels of progress.

How will you support my child's overall wellbeing?

What support will there be for my child's/young person's overall wellbeing?
  • We follow SEAL programme which reflects our school ethos
  • Each child greeted at school entrance by Teaching Assistants.
  • Nurture Group
  • Social skills/emotional development groups
  • School buddies
  • School council to develop children's ideas
  • Trained listeners for Listening Matters
  • Story Links therapy for parents and children
  • Counselling programmes.
  • Enhanced Healthy School Standard
  • Outside sports coaches to develop motor skills and self esteem
  • Celebrating success assemblies each week
  • Relax Kids
  • Drawing and Talking
  • Taming the Tempersarous
  • Lego Therapy
  • Persona Dolls
  • Rights Respecting
  • Makaton
  • Resilience Sessions

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?
  • Speech and language
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Education Psychoogy
  • Cognition and Learning Team
  • School nurses/Health visitors
  • CAMHs
  • Attendance Officer
  • School counselling service
  • Crisis Response
  • One Point
  • Autisim 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 have training in:

  • Supporting children with movement difficulties
  • Speech and language development
  • Talk Boost
  • Communicating Matters
  • Communicating in Print
  • Language/ Speech Link training
  • Lexia
  • Dyspraxia/supporting children with movement difficulties
  • Write dance
  • Squiggle while you wiggle/Dough disco
  • Tatty Bumpkin
  • ASD
  • ASD-Early Bird
  • ADHD
  • Attachment Disorder
  • Listening Matters
  • Counselling children and parents
  • Theraputic story writing
  • Nuture Group training
  • Circle Time
  • Persona Doll training
  • Drawing and Talking
  • Lego Therapy
  • Sensory Classroom
  • Fine Motor and writing skills
  • Makaton

What activities outside the classroom will there be?

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

Support for children during school trips will depend upon the child's individual needs. We would contact parent/carer to discuss necessary arrangements.

There is always a high staff/pupil ratio.

How will you support my child's needs?

How accessible is the setting/school/college environment?

School can be accessed by wheelchair users - each entrance has a ramp. There is a small staircase to Reception and Early Years but this area can be accessed through Foundation Stage entrance.

There is no disabled toilet in school.

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?

Information is gathered from parents/carers and relevant outside agencies before your child starts school.

Visits to school setting encouraged for child and parents/carers to experience school day, including a session at lunchtime to share a school dinner with your child.

Our SENCO leads transition discussions within our school and liaises with SENCO in receiving schools should a child leave our setting.

An established transition programme works well for our Year 2 children moving to the junior school. Extra visits are planned depending on needs of individual children.

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?

We produce a detailed provision map that covers the needs of all children with SEND.

If we request further funding from the council, we produce a costed provision map to indicate the extra support needed for that child.

Some children will have a SEND support plan which is more detailed.

In a few cases a child may need an Educational Health Care Plan which reflects the more complex needs and support required.

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?

Initially, we will meet with parents/carers and discuss any concerns. These concerns will be recorded on a short note and interventions will be put in place and monitored for impact within school.

If progress remains significantly below expectations, we will refer to outside specialist agencies. An agreed support plan is drawn up and action relating to SEN support will follow a graduated approach (assess, plan, do and review model).

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 are welcome in school at any time. We have volunteers as classroom support, preparing resources, helping at school events and visits.

Each week parents/carers are welcomed into school to attend our Awards Assembly and to enjoy tea/coffee.

A thriving Friends of South Stanley Group and dedicated parent governors who plan several events throughout the year.


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