Cragside C of E Primary School SEND Information

SEND Provision at Cragside C of E Primary School

Our school motto, 'Let Your Light Shine' is taken from St Matthew's Gospel and
encapsulates the aim of our school, to provide encouragement and opportunities for
everyone to discover and use the gifts and talents they have been given. We seek to
enable all to flourish and achieve their full potential. We appreciate that you know your child best and that you may feel that they need some additional help or support for some or all of their time at school.

Approximately one in five children will have a Special Educational Need (SEN) at some time during their school life.

Children with SEN have learning difficulties and/or physical disabilities which make it harder for them to learn than most children of the same age. These children may need extra support of different help, for example, modified tasks, extra time to compete work or breaks during assessment periods.

Schools and other agencies can help work with parents to help most children overcome their difficulties quickly and easily. But a number of children will need extra help for some or all of their time in school.

This means that a child may have difficulty with:
• Some or all of the work in class
• Reading, talking, writing or mathematics
• Understanding information
• Expressing themselves
• Understanding others
• Sensory perception or physical mobility
• Organising themselves
• Managing their behaviour
• Making friends or relating to other children and adults

If you would like to discuss any concerns which you have about your child, then please arrange a meeting with your child’s classteacher or Mrs Parker, SENCO.


Please see a list of useful website links below:

Addiss - The National Attention Deficit Disorder Information and Support Service.

British Dyslexia Association - The BDA is the voice of dyslexic people. Our vision is that of a dyslexia friendly society that enables dyslexic people to reach their potential.

British Institute of Learning Disabilities (BILD) - BILD is committed to improving the quality of life for the 1.2 million people in the UK with a learning disability.

British Stammering Association - Information, resources and help to do with stammering

Cerebra - A charity that helps provide information, support and research for children with neurological conditions.

Contact a Family - Provides advice and information and support to the parents and carers of all disabled children.

Council for Disabled Children - A national forum for the discussion, development and dissemination of policy and practice issues for disabled children and young people and those with special educational.

Department for Education (DFE) - The Department for Education was formed on 12 May 2010 and is responsible for education and children’s services.

Disabled Children Team - Have certain responsibilities for disabled children and young people in Northumberland

Disability North - Provides independent information and advice on a wide range of disability issues (including equipment and adaptation) to disabled people.

Down's Syndrome Association- Information and support on all aspects of living with Down's syndrome

Dyslexia North East - Offer advice and information. Are run by volunteers who care about improving opportunities and support for those affected by dyslexia and related conditions such as ADHD and Dyspraxia and Autism.

I CAN - I CAN is the charity that helps children with speech and language difficulties across the UK. The charity works to create a society where their special needs are recognised, understood and met, so that they have the same opportunities in life as other children.

Inclusion Website on the National Grid for Learning (NGfL) - Information, news, legislation and advice on issues related to Inclusion

IPSEA - A national charity that provides free legal based advice for families who have children with special educational needs. 15

Mencap - Mencap is the UK’s leading learning disability charity working with people with a learning disability and their families and carers.

National Autistic Society - The NAS exists to champion the rights and interests of all people with autism and to ensure that they and their families receive quality services appropriate to their needs.

National Deaf Children’s Society - The National Deaf Children’s Society is the only UK charity solely dedicated to providing support, information and advice for deaf children and young people, their families and professionals working with them.

Northumberland Disabled Children's Register (Infolink) - A voluntary data base held by Children's Services for children with disabilities. Families receive regular newsletters which contains information of interest to parents of disabled children. Also provide Max cards for those on the register that offers discounted or free entry to some of Northumberland and Newcastle attractions.

Royal National Institute for the Blind - RNIB are UK’s leading charity offering information, support and advice to over two million people with sight problems

Royal National Institute of the Deaf (RNID) - RNID campaigns in many ways to make daily life better for deaf and hard of hearing people. We also support deaf and hard of hearing people by providing free information via our helplines, running vital services, supporting scientific and technological research, and running the RNID Typetalk telephone relay service. And we help other organisations to provide better services to their deaf and hard of hearing employees and customers.

SCOPE - Scope is a disability organisation in England and Wales whose focus is people with cerebral palsy. Our aim is that disabled people achieve equality: a society in which they are as valued and have the same human and civil rights as everyone else.

SEBDA - SEBDA is a charitable organisation that exists to promote excellence in services for children and young people who have social, emotional and behavioural difficulties.

SENSE - Sense is the UK’s leading organisation for people who are deafblind or have associated disabilities.

The Alan Shearer Centre - Is a specialist recreational, sensory and social resource for disabled people of all ages and caters to a wide spectrum of need.

Toby Henderson Trust - An independent charity for Autism based near Morpeth