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Please note that our online payments system will be unavailable on Sunday 10 July between 9.00am and 11.00am. We apologise for the inconvenience.

We're encouraging young people, parents and carers to share their views on the recent government green paper, which affects what is offered to those with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND). Have your say at Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) Review: Right support, right place, right time before 5.00pm on 17 June 2022.

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, 124.0kb) .

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, 75.1kb)

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