The Government has asked all Local Authorities in the UK to publish, in one place, information about the services and provision they expect to be available in their area for children and young people from 0 – 25 who have Special Educational Needs and/or a Disability (SEND).
This is known as the Local Offer. Further information about the Gateshead Local Offer can be found on the Gateshead Council Local Offer home page.
A child or young person has SEN if they have a learning difficulty or disability which calls for special educational provision to be made that is additional to or different from that made generally for other children or young people of the same age. (CoP 2015, p16)
Broad areas of need – There are four broad areas of special educational need, these are:
Communication and Interaction – Includes pupils with Autistic Spectrum Condition (ASC) and those with Speech, Language and Communication Needs (SLCN).
Cognition and Learning – Includes pupils with Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD), Moderate Learning Difficulties (MLD), Severe Learning Difficulties (SLD) and Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties (PMLD).
Social, Emotional and Mental Health Difficulties – Includes any pupils who have an emotional, social or mental health need that is impacting on their ability to learn.
Sensory and/or Physical Difficulties – Includes pupils with hearing impairment, visual impairment, multi-sensory impairment and physical difficulties.
School Ethos and approach
Falla Park is a maintained mainstream school for children from the ages of 3 to 11. We believe everyone should be supported to reach their full potential, enjoy their learning and develop the skills they need to be successful and independent in their life. We provide a high quality, creative, personalised education for all children, who are all different, yet equal. We support children to reach their true potential in a safe and enjoyable environment where they can be proud of their achievements.
The school caters for children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities through in class quality first teaching and through additional 1:1 or small group sessions.
This SEND Information Report should be read alongside the school’s SEND Policy, the Equalities Information and Objectives and the Accessibility Plan.
- Miss Vanessa Carr is the Head Teacher and can be contacted on (0191) 433 4011 or by emailing: email@example.com
- Mrs Jaqueline Crozier is our designated Special Educational Needs Coordinator and can be contacted on (0191) 433 4011 or by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Miss Victoria Beattie is our designated SEND Governor and can be contacted on (0191) 433 4011 or by emailing: email@example.com
If you would like to discuss your child’s SEN in more detail please contact the school to arrange an appointment.
The full range of local support available for children/ young people with SEND and their families within and outside of school can be found in the Gateshead Local Offer
Gateshead SENDiass offer free and impartial information and advice for parents/carers where a child may have special education needs or disability. Click on the link below for more information.