Welcome to our SEND (Special Educational Need & Disability) information page. Using the hyperlinks below, you can quickly navigate to the particular area of the SEND Report that you would like to read.
At Caedmon Community Primary School, we recognise that all pupils are entitled to a quality of provision that will enable them to achieve their potential. We believe in positive intervention, removing barriers to learning, raising expectations and levels of achievement and working in partnership with other agencies in order to provide a positive educational experience for all our pupils including those with a special educational need or disability.
Our school recognises there are particular groups of pupils whose circumstances require additional consideration by those who work with them to support their SEN.
At Caedmon Primary School, we have appointed a Designated Teacher (Mr C Wisby) for Looked After Children. Mr Wisby works closely with the Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCo for short) to ensure all staff in school understand the implications for those children who are looked after and have SEN.
All staff at Caedmon Primary School ensure that all pupils, regardless of their specific needs make the best possible progress.
Please follow this link to our SEND policy.
Types of SEND
SEND can cover four broad areas:
Communication and Interaction
This area of need includes children with Autism Spectrum Condition and those with Speech, Language and Communication Needs.
Cognition and Learning
This includes children with Specific Learning Difficulties, Moderate Learning Difficulties, Severe Learning Difficulties, and Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties.
Social, Emotional and Mental Health Needs
This includes any pupils who have an emotional, social or mental health need that is impacting on their ability to learn.
Sensory and/or Physical Needs
This area includes children with hearing impairment, visual impairment, multi-sensory impairment and physical difficulties.
These areas can overlap and it is common for a child to have traits in all four areas.
Common conditions include Autism, ADHD, Moderate Learning Difficulties, Severe Learning Difficulties, and Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties, cerebral palsy, Speech language and communication needs, hearing difficulties, problems with sight, sensory needs, etc. This list is not exhaustive as each child is an individual.
The following are the main contacts for Special Educational Needs and Disability at Caedmon Primary School:
Mr S Gray is the Special Educational Needs Coordinator.
Mr C Wisby is the Head Teacher.
Councillor J Adams is our designated SEN Governor.
If you would like to contact any of the above, please call the school office on 0191 433 4095.
The Local Authority Local Offer
From September 2014 Local Authorities (LA) and schools are required to publish and keep under review information about services they expect to be available for children and young people with special educational needs (SEN) aged 0 – 25.
This is called the ‘Local Offer’.
In partnership with parents and carers, Gateshead Council and the Health service have coproduced a booklet that informs those looking after and working with disabled children and those with SEN about the support available. This document was published following the September 2014 Code of Practice document. Gateshead Council accept that this is a working document and will seek to review it every 12 months.
See the Local Offer here.