SEN Specialist Expertise

SEN Specialist Expertise

Our SENDCO is Mrs Murray

01388 762889 

Staff Expertise

Teaching staff at St Cuthbert’s have extensive knowledge of SEND. The SENDCO has completed the National SENDCO Award, SEND courses as well as extensive knowledge of a huge range of Special Educational Needs. We also have staff who have been specifically trained in the following areas:

  • Fine and Gross Motor Skills and exercises
  • Talk Boost
  • Relax Kids
  • Boost Reading Primary
  • Lego Therapy
  • Catch up Numeracy

In addition to the above, we also work in partnership with:

  • Parents, carers and pupils
  • Consult with relevant external agencies
  • Work with the County Durham SEND team
  • Use a range of assessment tools and materials
  • Use observations


More details of the SENDCO’s role can be found in the SEN Policy which you can find in the School Policies section of our website.

External Specialists and Other Bodies

The school enjoys good working relationships with a wide range of people who provide services to children with SEND and their families.

The external specialists may:

  • Act in an advisory capacity
  • Extend expertise of school staff
  • Provide additional assessment
  • Support a child directly
  • Suggest statutory assessment is advisable
  • Consult with all parties involved with the child

These include: