The SENCO at St Oswald’s C of E Primary and Nursery School is Mrs A. Hassall (Head Teacher). She can be contacted via the school office: or 0191-386-8029.

The Governor responsible for SEND is Dr Craig Thompson.

Within our school the SENCO has the following responsibilities:

¨      managing the day to day running of the SEN policy

¨      coordinating provision for pupils within our school

¨      arranging staff deployment to meet the needs of the pupils

¨      holding regular meetings with colleagues to discuss pupil progress

¨      regular updating the school’s SEN register

¨      liaising with the Head teacher to discuss provision and issues

¨      supporting colleagues in writing and monitoring of support plans

¨      working closely with parents / carers

¨      liaising with external professionals and seeking additional support where necessary

¨      managing appropriate documentation

¨      chairing review meetings

¨      writing of reports and necessary documentation required by the LA

¨      ensuring a clear understanding of the needs of the pupils within our school

¨      identifying training needs for teaching and non-teaching staff according to the needs of the pupils

¨      regular meetings and feedback to the Special Interest Governor

¨      managing SEN budget, prioritising additional resources to benefit our pupils

¨      attending Community of Learning 14 meetings


All staff have the opportunity to attend relevant training courses to develop their expertise in teaching children with SEND. Recent staff training has included:

Relax kids

Lego Therapy

Play Therapy

Team Teach

Magic Spelling


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