Special Educational Needs and Equality information

St Cuthbert's Catholic Primary School has a named SENDCO, Ms L Shepherd, who is a member of the Senior Leadership Team and named Governor, Mrs Glen-Ravenhill, who is responsible for SEND.

Together they ensure that St. Cuthbert's Special Educational Needs policy works within the guidelines and inclusion policies of the Code of Practice (2014), the Local Education Authority and other policies current within the school. Our SEND policy was developed in consultation with other SENCOs from the North Tyneside Catholic Schools Collaborative and developed in response to the 2014 SEND Code of Practice: 0-25 guidance.

The policy was written using NASEN guidance.

This policy was created by the school’s SENCO with the SEND Governor in liaison with the SLT, all staff and parents of pupils with SEND and has been shared with stakeholders, including governors, parents, and families via the school newsletter and website. You can download and read our SEND Policy below.


Other relevant documentation relating to Equality data, information and objectives:


SEND Information Report

The Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) Local Offer sets out the support and services that are available for children and young people aged 0-25 years across North Tyneside. You can download and read our SEND Information Report below.




Further information on available local offer services is available on the North Tyneside website here.

Intervention Team

The St Cuthbert's Intervention team are made up of the following members of staff:


  • Ms L Shepherd – Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator

  • Teaching Assistants who are trained in a range of Interventions including Precision Teaching, BLAST., 

  • The link governor for SEND is Mrs A Glen-Ravenhill


Outside agencies who are involved with the school may provide specific programmes of intervention or work in the school to support individual pupils these include :-

  • Sue Wilson – Language and Communication Team

  • Victoria Harper– Educational Psychology Service

  • Speech and Language Therapist


Visiting staff from:

  • CAMHs

  • North Tyneside Dyslexia Team

  • Silverdale outreach team

  • School Nursing Service

  • The Locality Team




The special educational needs and disability information, advice and support service (SENDIASS) is a specialist service that can help and guide parents in all aspects of special educational needs.

They provide:

  • General advice and information to children, young people, parents and carers

  • Impartial and factual support on all aspects of the SEN framework

  • Help with the planning and the assessment process of an education, health and care (EHC) plan.