We are now part of the ONE trust! Our facilities are outstanding and purpose built to ensure we can provide the very best educational opportunities! We have some spare places in some year groups if you would like to join our new journey!

SEND Information

Special Educational Needs Information

Simonside Primary School is a fully inclusive school. We ensure that all pupils are supported to reach their potential personally, socially, emotionally and academically regardless of their gender, ethnicity, social background, religion, physical ability or educational needs.  We recognise and value the need for a full range of educational and pastoral support.   In addition to a fully qualified SENCO (Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator) we also work very closely with our Parent Support Advisor and various other professionals from a wide range of outside agencies.  School also employs a Parent Support Advisor to support pupils with emotional or mental health difficulties, relationships, bereavements and self-esteem issues.


Parents can also contact Newcastle Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) Information, Advice and Support Service  for impartial information, advice and support in relation to their child’s SEN and/or disability. The Newcastle Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Information, Advice and Support Service officer is Sarah Francis. She can be contacted on 0191 284 0480  or by email: sarah.francis@newcastle.gov.uk 

This document is intended to provide parents, carers and families with information regarding the ways in which we support all of our pupils, particularly pupils identified with a special educational need or disability.  Our practice is continuously monitored and modified to meet the changing requirements of individual pupils’ needs.