Welcome to the SEND - page.
The staff member responsible for SEND in our school is Mrs Vickie Allen who can be contacted at Vickie.allen@Northumberland.gov.uk
Our Governor for SEND is Miss Kayleigh Adams. Please contact the school for her details.
Special Educational Needs and Disabilities SEND
In line with the current SEN Code of Practice we adopt a graduated approach, which recognises that children learn in different ways and have different needs. We work closely with our partners to identify needs before children start nursery or as soon as possible thereafter. At first a child may receive additional support or input. Step by step if the child fails to make adequate progress we may draw on specialist help. Your child may need help for a short period of time or for many years. You as parents will be involved at every stage and you will meet not only the class teacher but also the Special Educational Needs Coordinator, Mrs Allen.
On 15 May 2012 the Department for Education (DfE) published its formal response to the public consultation on its green paper, Support and Aspiration: A New Approach to Special Educational Needs (SEN) and Disability. The DfE intends to introduce legislation that makes the changes to the law in order for the green paper reforms to take effect from 2014.
Our SEN policy and SEN report, which provides all you need to know about SEND at our school, is available to download by clicking the link below:
Every Local Authority must publish a Local Offer.
Northumberland Local Offer
The SEND Code of Practice says that the local offer should: provide clear, comprehensive accessible and up to date information about provision and how to access it… make provision more responsive to local needs and aspirations by directly involving disables children and those with SEN and their parents, and disabled young people and those with SEN, and service providers in its development and review (paragraph 4.2)
The Northumberland Local Offer can be found here.
Parents can access further information and support is available from Northumberland SEND information, advice and support service. This is self-referral service and can be contacted by phone on 01670 623555 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org