SEND Information

The Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) policy is a key document to support the finest inclusive practice in our school. It outlines our statutory responsibilities and approaches to ensure that all pupils including those with SEND can achieve their best possible learning outcomes and engage successfully in all aspects of the wider school community. It complies with current statutory requirements and guidance set out in relevant legislation and documents. It links with the School offer on the link below:

Gateshead’s Local Offer Website

SEN Accessibility Strategy

Whickham Parochial C of E Primary School SEND policy


Our Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCO) takes overall responsibility for the operation of this policy and coordinating specific provision for pupils receiving SEND support. Our SENCO also contributes to the strategic development of SEND provision. Our SENCO is Louise Williamson and she can be contacted via email or through the school office Email address.

Our SENCO is a qualified teacher and experienced in this role. She is Leading Practitioner and a member of the senior leadership team.



The school is accessible for wheelchairs.  An accessibility plan (required under the Disability Discrimination Act 1995) is currently being prepared.  This covers future policies for increasing access to the school by pupils with disabilities.

Please contact the Headteacher if you would like to view a copy of the school’s accessibility plan.

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