Special Educational Needs Information

Here at Mount Pleasant, we have a 20 place resourced provision catering for children with Social Communication difficulties. Most of the children are diagnosed with Autistic Spectrum Condition (ASD). Our children are at the heart of everything we do.

We aim to:

  • support and enable our pupils to strive to achieve their full potential and integrate as much as possible into mainstream life. We do this through careful assessment, individualised teaching approaches and close monitoring.

  • incorporate children’s interests and strengths to help them overcome some of their challenges.

  • recognise that anxiety around social interaction and change may have a negative impact on a child’s learning and therefore use a range of strategies to support them in overcoming this. This may include social stories, social skills intervention and activities to reduce stress and anxiety.

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Provision Brochure for Parents

At Mount Pleasant Primary we recognise that all pupils are entitled to a quality of provision that will enable them to achieve thier potential. We believe in positive intervention, removing barriers to learning, raising expectations and levels of achievement and working in parnership with other agencies in order to provide a positive educational experience for all our pupils including those with a special educational need or disability.

Our school recognises there are particular groups of pupils whose circumstances require additional consideration by those who work with them to support their SEN.

At Mount Pleasant Primary we have appointed a Designated Teacher for Looked after Children (Mrs. J Blackham) who works closely with the SENCO (Mrs Sharon Minikin) to ensure all teachers in school understand the implications for those children who are looked after and have SEN.

At Mount Pleasant Primary we ensure that all pupils, regardless of their specific needs make the best possible progress.

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There are now four broad areas of SEND, these are:

  • Communication and Interaction
    This area of need includes children with Autism Spectrum Condition and those with Speech, Language and Communication Needs.

  • Cognition and Learning
    This includes children with Specific Learning Difficulties, Moderate Learning Difficulties, Severe Learning Difficulties and Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties.

  • Social, Emotional and Mental Health Difficulties
    This includes any pupils who have an emotional, social or mental health need that is impacting on their ability to learn.

  • Sensory and/or Physical Difficulties
    This area includes children with hearing impairment, visual impairment, multi-sensory impairment and physical difficulties.

Mount Pleasant Primary School​

Newton Lane

Darlington

Co. Durham

DL3 9HE

Lingfield Education Trust DPO

dpo@itsystems.uk.net

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Tel: 01325 244 950

Email: admin@mountpleasant.darlington.sch.uk