Wardley Primary School
Keir Hardie Avenue, Wardley, Gateshead, NE10 8TX

Call Us 0191 469 3012

E-mail Us wardleyprimaryschool@gateshead.gov.uk

Wardley Primary School

Miss A. Oliphant

Miss Oliphant - SENCO

Special Educational Needs

Wardley Primary School is a mainstream school and we have many children with Special Educational Needs & Disabilities (SEND). We work hard to support children’s access to education in our mainstream setting and work very closely with parents/carers of pupils with SEND.

Our SEND information report and school SEND policy is available by clicking the link below.  In addition to this, the school Disability Equality Scheme is provided and the ‘Local Authority Offer’ can be accessed below.

SEND Information Report November 2023

Wardley SEND Policy November 2023

Equality Scheme & Accessibility Plan 2023-2026

Gateshead SENDiass offer free impartial, confidential information and advice for children and young people aged 0-25 and their parents and carers where a child or young person has or may have special educational needs or disability. Click on the link for further information and support: Gateshead SENDIASS | Barnardo’s (barnardossendiass.org.uk)

The Local Offer

Identifying Need

All pupils follow a broad balanced curriculum that is appropriate to their age and stage of development. It is personalised to take into account their needs and abilities. In order to identify a pupil’s special educational needs the school uses all of the information about the pupil’s progress and compares it with the progress of other pupils in the school and against national performance information.

If a pupil is not making the progress that would be expected, the pupil and parent/carer will be involved as soon as possible. The school will discuss their concerns with the parent/carer and get the parent/carers views about:

  • the pupil’s strengths and areas of difficulty
  • concerns that the parent/carer has
  • agreed outcomes
  • next steps

Following discussions with parents/carers we will then agree outcomes that the pupil will be working towards and the support or programmes of study that are needed to meet these outcomes. From the records of progress and discussions with parents/carers, the school will then decide the support or programmes of study that are needed to meet these outcomes.

Concerns are not always based on academic progress but could also be linked to the social and emotional development of the student. Any concerns that school staff or parents raise in this area may lead to a further investigation by the SENCo.