Overview of SEND


Framwellgate School Durham is committed to working to provide an education that includes and stimulates all children, regardless of ability. We have students with a wide range of abilities and different needs and endeavour to include them in all activities, providing them with the opportunity to fulfil their full potential. We recognise that some students will need extra support and adaptations to remove barriers to learning in order to access the school curriculum and to participate in school activities. The work of the Achievement Centre and its staff is central to overcoming these barriers to learning.

The Achievement Centre

The Achievement Centre has a pivotal role within the school in removing barriers to learning so that all of our students are able to maximise their potential, and is characterised by the flexible approach to teaching and learning it offers those students struggling to fully access the school curriculum. The availability of a range of flexible and diverse staff (including external professionals) ensures a swift response in the development of intervention strategies for students experiencing difficulties. Students accessing the Achievement Centre are those who have difficulties including behaviour, SpLD (ADHD, Dyspraxia, Dyslexia, ASD etc.), SEND, medical conditions, poor attendance, school refusal and other emotional vulnerabilities. The Policy on SEND and Inclusion articulates some of the aims and purpose of the Achievement Centre in supporting students with SEND or additional needs.

Additional Documents

To view the Special Education Needs (& Disabilities) and Inclusion Policy, please click here

To view the Health and Safety procedures for the Achievement Centre, please click here

To view the Accessibility Plan for the school please click here