Lumley Infant & Nursery Site: Great Lumley, County Durham DH3 4JL | Tel: 0191 388 5292 | Email:
Lumley Junior Site: Cocken Lane, Great Lumley, County Durham DH3 4JJ | Tel: 0191 388 2310 | Email:

Lumley Primary Federation

SEN Specialist Expertise

SENCO and SEN Staff

Lumley Infant & Nursery School – Miss C Nicholson

Lumley Junior School – Mrs L Bell

Both SENCOs have completed the National Award for SENCOs.

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

We have teaching and support staff specially trained in:

  • Connecting with children
  • Draw and Talk Therapy
  • Elklan Speech and Language Therapy
  • Team Teach
  • Lego Therapy Training
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:

  • Durham County Council Local Offer
  • Educational Psychology
  • Emotional Wellbeing Team
  • Speech and Language Therapists
  • Autism and Social Communication Team
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS)
  • Cognition and Learning Team
  • Movement Difficulties Service
How We Secure Specialist Expertise

Our Additional Needs Budget is used to support children and young people with SEN.

This is used to support children and young people with SEND by:

  • Employing staff to support children
  • Gaining input from external specialists
  • Purchasing resources to support a child’s needs
  • Staff training

If a child has complex special educational needs, we could also receive additional funding from the Local Authority to meet the agreed outcomes.