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Children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities

"it shouldn't matter how slowly a child learns. What matters is that we encourage them to never stop trying" Robert John Meehan

Our children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities are extremely well supported. We celebrate all of our children and their successes and they all make their best possible progress with our well trained, experienced, caring staff team. 

Our curriculum is inclusive and flexible to meet all of our children’s needs above all other agendas. We build strong resilient independent learners. Its fluid. We utilise our extensive knowledge of Child Development in our interactions with children to support a personalised approach to learning. 

We recognise that children learn in different ways and at different rates and plan for this accordingly. Our aim is to support our children attending to attain their maximum potential within their individual capabilities, without discrimination. 


Our Playgroup is fully accessible to children and families with Physical Difficulties.

Our transition and settling in arrangements for all children are planned to suit each child's individual needs. We work closely with the Child, their parents and carers to create a plan specific to their individual needs. Our excellent keyworker system ensures our children settle quickly and make secure attachments to both their keyworker and other practitioners. 

Nichola, our Special Educational Needs Coordinator is very experienced and holds a Level 3 SENCo Award. 

We work closely with The Local Authority Early Years Assessment and Intervention Team, Portage, Speech and Language Therapy, The High Incidents Needs Team and any Professionals involved with your child's care. 

We are proud to be a part of Gateshead's SEND Threshold Pilot and have been instrumental in shaping the new Thresholds Document, due for publication in January 2024. The link below takes you to Gateshead's SEND Threshold Document

Gateshead SEND Threshold Document March 2024

As part of the Government's reforms around Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) and with the introduction of the new Code of Practice in September 2014, Local Authorities are required to publish a local offer showing the support available to disabled children and young people and those with SEND and their families and carers.

The link's below will take you to a webpage that will outline the services available within the Local Authority 

Gateshead Council Local Offer Website

Durham's Local Offer Website

Inclusive Education is not a privilege. It's a basic human right" Ban-Ki-Moon

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