Support for SEN in schools
In South Tyneside, we want every child to reach their potential, and to enjoy learning and achieving.
Children and young people with SEND have a right to have their needs met and not to be disadvantaged.
All schools in South Tyneside are inclusive, which means they will adapt to include children with a wide range of learning and other special needs.
In South Tyneside, we have a schools Inclusion Charter which all our schools are signed up to.
In this section
In this section you will find information about:
- The Council's responsibilities
What the Council must do to support children and young people with SEND.
- The school / setting's responsibilities
What the education setting must do to support children and young people with SEND.
- Special Educational Needs Co-ordinators (SENCOs)
The person who is responsible for SEND arrangements in the school / setting, their responsibilities, and how to contact them.
- SEN information report
The report that must be published by all mainstream school / settings about how they support children with SEND.
- Types of support
Universal, Targeted and Specialist SEN support.
- Support with exams
Support for children and young people with SEND when taking exams.
- Moving within or between schools (transition)
How children and young people with SEND are supported when moving within or between schools.
- Resolving disagreements about support
What to do if you disagree with your child / young person's plan of support.