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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.