OurĀ INTENT is to include everyone, and we aim to do this by ensuring all children experience a fully accessible environment, curriculum, and quality of experience by seeking to remove barriers to learning and provide highly focused quality learning experiences for all children.

This is in accordance with support and advice from external partners such as the Local Authority, specialist SEND support teams, Medical Professionals and Educational Psychologists. Our Policy for Supporting Children with Special Educational Needs outlines procedures for identifying, assessing, and making provision for children with special and additional needs.

A Special Educational Need isĀ a legal definition and refers toĀ children with learning problems or disabilities that make it harder for them to learn than most children of the same age.

The Children & Families Act 2014 definesĀ Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND)Ā as:

A child or young person has SEN if they have a learning difficulty or disability which calls for special educational provision to be made for him or her.

Ā Our nursery has a Policy for Supporting Children with Special Educational Needs which outlines procedures for identifying, assessing and making provision for children with special and additional needs. Specific and detailed information about how our policy isĀ IMPLEMENTEDĀ in practice can be found in our Schools Information Report.

There are 4 broad areas of Special Educational Needs:

  • Cognition and Learning
  • Communication and Interaction
  • Social, Emotional and Mental Health
  • Sensory and/or Physical Difficulties

Sarah King (Glendenning) is our Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Co-ordinator, who works with staff, families and supporting agencies to monitor any child with a Special Educational Need/Disability and ensures they receive the appropriate support systems to reach or exceed their full potential. Our SEND Link Governor is Katherine Bruce, an experienced Early Years and SEND teacher. Her role is to monitor practice within our setting and provide appropriate challenge, support and guidance to staff. It is the role of both individuals to monitor the IMPACTĀ of our systems for children experiencing a Special Educational Need.


SENDĀ  Policy

Click to access SEND Policy

SEN Information Report

Click to access SEN Information Report

Accessibility Plan

Click to access Accessibility Plan


Please find the following helpful links to the South Tyneside Local Offer

South Tyneside Local Offer Page

South Tyneside Local Offer Website