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SEND Information Report


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 (SENDCo 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.


Types of SEND



SEND can cover four broad areas:


  • Speech, Language, Communication and Interaction – problems processing language, limited vocabulary, trouble organising thoughts and putting words on paper.


  • Cognition and Learning – difficulty with literacy or numeracy, not developing as quickly as other children of the same age.


  • Social, Emotional and Mental Health Needs –anger issues, impulsive behaviour, difficulty with friendships, anxiety, depression, verbally or physically challenging, easily distracted, attention difficulties.


  • Sensory and/or Physical Needs – hearing impaired, visually impaired, health conditions or impairments, sensory processing issues (sensitive to light sound and touch, limited diet, etc), limited movement.


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 and Disabilities 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:

Gateshead Local Offer


SEND Thresholds Gateshead

Gateshead Local Offer - Information for Parents/Carers

Gateshead SEND Thresholds


Gateshead SEND Thresholds are a graduated approach to identifying and meeting needs of children who need additional support. It is guidance for all adults who work with children identified with barriers and it creates consistency across all agencies and partners involved. 

The document will provide families, young people and practitioners with a common language to use when implementing a graduated approach from quality first teaching to additional provision and resources. It also provides clarity over access to a range of support across all agencies. 

It is an in depth guidance and expectation on the delivery of support and quality interventions in settings, schools and post16. 

The document focuses on the 4 areas of need from the SEND Code of Practice and Preparation from Adulthood (PfA) outcomes. 


SEND Thresholds Document