Special Educational Needs and Disabilities information

At Sacred Heart Primary school we are keen to provide as much support as possible to families.  If your child has some special educational needs or disabilities, you may feel it useful to contact a support group who can help you to understand your child's needs in more detail.  The Newcastle 'Local offer'  is for you and your family if you have a child or young person in the family with Special Educational Needs or Disabilities (SEND).  Below is the website link for the SEND local offer and some other information that may be of use to you; we recognise that this is not an exhaustive list and you may well just want to speak to a member of school staff.  Please do not hesitate to come in to school  and speak to Mrs McKenna, the school's SEND coordinator, or any member of the school staff.

https://www.newcastlesupportdirectory.org.uk/kb5/newcastle/fsd/localoffer.page?localofferchannel=0

 

Support service for families with children who have additional needs - please see message below from the team at Contact

In light of the CV-19 pandemic, Contact have been adapting our support offer for families.  We’ve adapted our workshops to online options so that families can continue to connect with each other and gain useful information and advice at the same time.  We’ve also set up new, “Listening Ear” 1-1 confidential phone appointments with our family support advisers for parents who would like to talk to someone for reassurance and practical and emotional support at this time.

These are all FREE for families and we are listing the Workshop dates and “Listening Ear” appointments on our website so if you know a family who may benefit from either of these options please do tell them where to book on.  It would also be really helpful if you can share this information and the links to our website with any colleagues, friends or networks that can help us tell families about the support that we have for them.  The more families we can reach and support the better!

Workshops

https://www.contact.org.uk/about-us/family-workshops/

Listening Ear

https://www.contact.org.uk/news-and-blogs/introducing-our-new-1-1-listening-ear-service-(1)/

COVID -19 Information Pages

https://www.contact.org.uk/advice-and-support/covid-19/

If you have any questions please get in touch with Gail Walshe, Director of Participation and Regional Development  Tel: 01296 713138, Mobile: 07817 317371