Special Educational Needs


Pupils attending Eslington Primary School have special educational needs (SEN).  Our school supports children in Gateshead who have Social, Emotional and Mental Health Difficulties, which in turn can lead to behavioural issues, and the majority of our pupils have an Education, Health and Care Plan (Single Plan).

Many of our pupils have other additional needs that can affect their learning such as Speech and Language difficulties, Autistic Spectrum Condition, Attention Hyperactivity Deficit Disorder, Dyslexia or Dyspraxia etc.

The staff at Eslington Primary School are experienced at meeting the needs of children who have a range of difficulties.  We use and adapt specific personalised learning programmes to ensure all children progress academically, as well as emotionally and socially.   We have a range of resources and expertise to support and motivate the pupils in our care.

Our Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Co-ordinators (SENDCos) work with staff and parents to review progress on a regular basis, and to make sure that targets are meaningful and appropriate and reflect the needs of the children. Mrs Emery and Miss Freeman are the SENDCos for Year 1 – Year 5 pupils. Miss Griffiths the Assistant Headteacher, co-ordinates the SEND requirements of our Year 6 and provides a link for the pupils if they then transfer to Furrowfield.

All children have specific learning programmes which are reviewed as part of the on-going assessment process with parents in November and March each year.  New targets are then set.  Annual Reviews are also held for each pupil with a Statement or Single Plan where other professionals such as medical staff and Liaison Teachers will be invited to review the child’s progress.  It is an opportunity to celebrate your child’s success and progress and to set new goals for your child at school and at home.

 It is vital that parents/carers attend these reviews so that staff can share the child’s progress, discuss issues or targets, and so that the right choices can be made regarding the child’s educational provision.