Mrs Bickle is our school SENDCo as well as being an Early Years specialist. She has completed the National Award for Special Educational Needs Co-ordination through Edge Hill University.
You can contact Mrs Bickle on telephone : 0191 2852553
School Information Report
This document is intended to provide parents, carers and families with information on how we support pupils identified with a special educational needs or disability.
The SEN Information Report should be read in consultation with the SEN policy, Accessibility Plan and Annual SEN Report. Together they include details of:
The school’s admission arrangements for pupils with SEN or disabilities
The steps school have taken to prevent pupils with SEN or disabilities from being treated less favourably than other pupils
The facilities provided to assist access to the school by pupils with SEN and disabilities.
(Children and Families Act 2014, Part 3)
At St Charles’ RC School every child is equal, valued and unique. We aim to provide an environment where all pupils feel safe and can flourish. We will respond to individuals in ways which take into account their varied life experiences and particular needs. St Charles’ is committed to providing an education that enables all pupils to make progress so that they achieve their best, become confident individuals living fulfilling lives and make a successful transition into adulthood.
We support our children with Special Educational Needs (SEN) to achieve their potential. The strategies, resources and support explained in this document are continually developed and provision modified to meet the needs of individual pupils. As a team we regularly liaise with each other, with our families, and other professionals so we can achieve the best for our children.
We are a dedicated whole school team with a variety of skills and knowledge. We have an SEND Coordinator (SENCO) Mrs Bickle, Special Education Needs Governor Mrs Barber and teaching staff and learning support staff with a diverse range of skills and training.
St Charles is a fully inclusive school. We ensure that all pupils are supported to reach their potential personally, socially, emotionally and academically regardless of their gender, ethnicity, social background, religion, physical ability or educational needs.
Children with SEN and disabilities may require additional behaviour support which will be provided with individualised strategies depending on the child’s needs. Children are supported with behaviour with their best interests in mind. Children with additional needs may be vulnerable and can be disproportionally impacted by things e.g. bullying without showing any outward signs due to communication difficulties. All staff are vigilant for this. For further information relating to bullying please see our behaviour and anti-bullying policies. If you have any concerns please do not hesitate to contact your child’s teacher.
The information here is general; each child is an individual and will receive unique provision and resources where necessary. The teaching team continually assess and monitor the progress of all our pupils and all provision focuses on achieving the best possible outcomes for every child.
If you have any concerns about your child the first point of contact is their class teacher in the first instance, who can pass information to the school SENCO. If your concern is not resolved and you would like to make a complaint please see our complaints procedure for more information.
Other useful information such as our Inclusion and SEND policy are available on the school website. If you would like further information about what we can offer then please do not hesitate to contact our SENCO Mrs T Bickle.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone on 0191 2852553.
Newcastle City Council has a ‘Local Offer’ of information and guidance for people with SEN or disabilities, their families and those who support them. This describes and has links to what is available in Newcastle and other nearby local authorities. You can find out more about this Local offer at:
For all pupils with SEN:
We use pupil friendly individual provision maps which clearly state the pupil’s area(s) of need, their targets and the provision and resources to be implemented to support them in meeting the targets set for them.
We support the four broad areas identified in the Code of Practice (2014). by:
Communication and Interaction
This may include;
Autistic Spectrum Disorders (ASD)
Speech, Language and Communication Needs (SLCN)
Social, Emotional and Mental Health Difficulties
This may include;
Mental health conditions
Cognition and Learning Needs
This may include;
Learning Difficulties (Moderate – MLD)
Specific Learning Difficulties (Dyslexia, Dyscalculia, Dyspraxia)
Sensory and/or Physical Needs
This may include:
Hearing impairment (HI)
Visual impairment (VI)
Useful Contact details:
Parents can also contact their local Newcastle Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Information, Advice and Support Service for impartial information, advice and support in relation to their pupil’s SEN and/or disability.
The Newcastle Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Information, Advice and Support Service officer is Judith Lane. She can be contacted on 0191 284 0480 or by email: email@example.com
Family, Advice and support team supports families with disabled children/young people from birth to 25 years.
Centre for National Autistic Society
Thomas Bewick School
Newcastle upon Tyne
Contact a Family
Contact a Family is the only national charity that exists to support the families of disabled children whatever their condition or disability.
Contact a Family Head Office
209-211 City Road, London, EC1V 1JN, 020 7608 8700, fax: 020 7608 8701