Special Educational Needs

Ss Peter and Paul's is committed to maintain and develop the education of all pupils. We provide a broad and balanced curriculum for all and use the National Curriculum as our starting point for planning that meets the specific needs of individuals and groups of children.

When planning, teachers set suitable learning challenges and respond to children’s diverse learning needs. A minority of children have particular learning and assessment requirements that could create barriers to learning.

Graduated Approach

Where a child or young person is identified as having SEN, we will take action to remove barriers to learning and put effective special educational provision in place through the use of a Graduated Approach. In line with this, school will follow the Assess-Plan-Do-Review when supporting pupils with additional needs.

More information can be found here: NCC SEND Guidance

The Local Offer

The Children’s and Families Bill 2014 and the SEN Code of Practice 2014 require Local authorities to produce a ‘Local Offer’. The Local Authority Local Offer has two key purposes:

· To provide clear, comprehensive and accessible information about the support and opportunities that are available

· To make provision more responsive to local need and aspirations by directly involving young people with SEND, parents and carers and service providers in its development and review.

The Northumberland Local Offer can be found here: NCC SEND Local Offer

Support available for parents of pupils with special educational needs:

The Northumberland SEND information and Advice Service offers impartial information, advice and support to families of children and young people with SEND. This a is a free and confidential service. A leaflet about this service can be found here: 



Meet the team:

Hello, I am Mr Anderson and I am the SENCO at Ss Peter and Paul’s Catholic Primary School. I am responsible for the overseeing the provision for your child and ensuring the plans and support in place are appropriate and regularly reviewed.

SENCO: Mr S Anderson  Email: [email protected]

Telephone: 01670 716343

Higher Level Teaching Assistants:

Mrs M Marshall

Miss M Gilroy

Miss S Reilly

Teaching Assistants:

Mrs A Glendinning

Mrs M Turner

Miss S Armstrong

Support available for children with special educational needs:

· In class support where an additional adult help to students to access the curriculum.

· 1-2-1 or small group support as appropriate where the additional adult works with students either individually or with other student

· Nurture group

· 1:1 counselling with professional from 'The Road Centre'

· Adapted learning materials

· 1-2-1 reading

· Lexia

· Speech and language intervention

· Phonics intervention

· 3 weekly 1:1 reading sessions with a member of staff

· Adaptive teaching

· Wider enrichment opportunities


Supporting Documents:

SEN Policy

SEN Information Report 2023

Equality and Diversity Policy

Accessibility Policy

2021/2022 SEN Annual Report