Welcome to our SEND Information for Parents page. This page will be updated regularly with school and government updates related to Special Educational Needs and Disabilities.

As a school we are proud to be inclusive and to reflect the local community in which we live. Our school is situated in one of the highest population areas of SEND in our local authority. As a result, we have a wonderful diverse range of needs and abilities in our school. We are committed to ensuring the curriculum is not narrowed for our pupils with SEND and they have the same experiences as every other child. The delivery of the curriculum may be adapted and scaffolded but the learning is challenging and focused on each individual reaching their full potential.

You can find our full SEND Information ReportΒ here

If you have any questions regarding your child’s needs or support, please contact our SENCO, Mrs Richardson, on 0191 5373373 or at [email protected]


Please see links to useful websites below.

ICT in schools is a South Tyneside Local Authority website which has a SEND portal, sharing information for families of children with SEND and professionals who work with them. It is updated regular with resources and useful information.

 

The Local Offer outlines support that is available in our borough for children and adults who have SEND and their families.

SEND Ranges

BBC Bitesize has a Parents’ Toolkit for. It has links to lots of useful information relating to all types of SEND and practical support materials which you may find useful.

 

The Stronger Together Strategy outlines our Local Authority’s aims to provide the best care and provision for people with SEND in our Region.

Autism Awareness

There are some brilliant services and charities in our local area to support families around Autism. Please see information below and speak to your child’s class teacher or Mrs Newbrook if you require any additional advice or support.Β 

The Autism Hub

The Autism Hub provides pre- and post-diagnostic support to families and carers of children and young people, with or without a diagnosis of an autism spectrum disorder (ASD), up to the age of 18. It uses a family-centred approach, offering practical skills, advice, strategies, and a listening ear.

The team provides support to families and carers when:

  • Β  Β  Β  they think their child or young person may have ASD.
  • Β  Β  Β  they are currently being diagnosed.
  • Β  Β  Β  their child or young person has a diagnosis.

Referrals can be made by ringing 0191-816-0550 or by emailing [email protected].

For further information on support groups and upcoming events, see their website.

The Autism Hub – Events and Support Groups

South Tyneside ASD parent support group

A group for parents and carers of children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Come along and join for advice, support, or just a chat. Running alongside this will be a junior activity club to enable you to bring your child along while you attend the meeting. Meetings are held at Jarrow Children’s Centre twice a month on Monday evenings from 5.15 pm to 6.45 pm.

South Tyneside ASD Parent Support Group

North East Autism Society

The North East Autism Society provides support for autistic people and their families across the North-east pre, during, and post-diagnosis. It has a variety of resources to support family development of children who have autism.

North East Autism Society Family Resources

Dimensions

Dimensions supports people with learning disabilities, autism, and complex needs to lead ordinary lives. This organisation tests out and seeks out autism-friendly venues and events, including autism-friendly cinema screenings. To find an autism-friendly cinema screening, click the link below.

Dimensions – Autism-friendly Cinema Screenings