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All SEND services in County Durham are following government guidance set out by Gov.uk: Education, health and care needs assessments and plans: guidance on temporary legislative changes relating to coronavirus (COVID-19). See our Changes to special educational needs and disability services (SEND) for more information about some of the changes to our services.

Special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) - Strategies, plans, policies and inspections


Our strategies, plans and policies to support special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) and details of our inspections.

Inspection: Re-visit of Durham local area from 22 to 24 January 2020

Ofsted and the Care Quality Commission (CQC) re-visited us as part of the local area SEND inspection between 22-24 January 2020. This visit followed the previous inspection that took place in 2017 and evaluated how effectively leaders have addressed the areas of serious weaknesses detailed in the written statement of action (WSOA). 

You can view the feedback from the inspection in our press release County Durham SEND services improving and the  Icon for pdf Letter from Ofsted: Joint area SEND revisit in Durham (PDF, 131.5kb) .

Watch the update about the inspection feedback from Martyn Stenton, Head of Early Help, Inclusion and Vulnerable Children:

Icon for pdf Send inspection update - video transcript (PDF, 79.3kb)

Contact us
SEND and Inclusion Service
03000 267 800
Our address is:
  • Broom Cottages Primary and Nursery Schoo
  • Ferryhill
  • County Durham
  • United Kingdom
  • DL17 8AN
01740 657 792
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