Special Educational Needs & Disabilities (SEND)
Across the Ponteland Partnership we believe that every child has an entitlement to learn, regardless of need. We aim to maximise potential, offering inclusion and equality at all stages of school life. This page will help parents and carers easily understand the procedures involved in supporting Special Educational Needs.
Ponteland Partnership, Attainment for All Children
Many of the children we see in our partnership require special educational provision at some time during their school career; these needs can be long term or short term. We work within the remit of The Special Needs and Disability Code of Practice 2014 and aim to liaise closely together as schools, and with parents, to offer a personalised curriculum and success for all. We believe that the most successful way to maximise potential of all children is through the successful partnership of staff, parents, children and support agencies.
SENDCOs across the partnership work very effectively together meeting regularly to share good practice, plan and to discuss current research. We rigorously assess and monitor the development of all children from their individual starting points to ensure they are making appropriate and expected progress. We follow the Northumberland Local Authority Graduated Approach to Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) This approach follows an Assess-plan-do-review cycle. More details can be found here
As a parent you have a vital role in supporting your child’s school life; home and school working together has been proven to be crucial to success.
Ponteland Primary School SENDCO: Mrs S Brown Telephone 01661 822 103