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.

At present we work within the remit of The Special Needs and Disability Regulations 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.

In instances where a child does not make expected progress, they benefit from a differentiated curriculum and where appropriate, an intervention strategy.

Intervention strategies are reviewed termly and provided the measures used have achieved the targeted impact, they cease and monitoring will continue. In instances where the intervention strategy has not been effective, an alternative intervention may be introduced. In instances where intervention strategies do not achieve the desired impact, referral will be made to one or more external agency for guidance and support in constructing individualised learning programmes for the child. Monitoring and reviews from this point will include external agencies involved.

As a parent you have a vital role in supporting your child’s school life; home and school working together has been proved to be crucial to success. For ideas or examples of how you can support your child in their education please see individual school information.

Ponteland Primary School SENDCO: Mrs L Blain (Headteacher) Telephone 01661 822 103

The Local Authority representative is Sarah Jordan sarah.jordan@northumberland.gov.uk

The local authority’s LOCAL OFFER page can be viewed following this link: www.northumberland.gov.uk.

Download the Ponteland Primary School Special Educational Needs & Disabilities (SEND) Information Report for Parents / Careers

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Download the Northumberland Local Offer for Special Educational Needs & Disabilities (SEND)

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Download the Newcastle Local Offer for Special Educational Needs & Disabilities (SEND)

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Download the Supporting pupils with medical needs

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SEND Policy 2018

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Accessibility Plan 2016-19

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Accessibility Policy 2016

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