Special Educational Needs
The SEND department is made up of the following staff:
- Mrs J Mitchell SENDCO - contact via reception
- Miss A Kelly
- Miss A Mills
- Mrs D Abrahamson
- Mrs A Turnbull
- Mrs Z Amine
- Mrs G Henderson
- Miss S Reid
- Mr L Gates
- Mr J Breakingbury
- Mrs D Hall
- Mrs N Pinkney
- Mrs L Ambler
Heworth Grange seeks to meet the needs of all our students on an individual basis with consideration for the community of which they are a part. We recognise all of our students as individuals and that it is their entitlement to feel valued, recognised and rewarded. All of our students will be given the appropriate support and guidance ensuring they achieve their full potential.
Heworth Grange has clear structures in place to ensure that all students achieve to the best of their ability. It is our aim for every student to enjoy their time in school while making a positive contribution in a happy and safe environment.
Students are organised into year groups managed by Heads of Year, who, along with their advisor, have the responsibility to overview each student in their advisory group including aspects such as performance, behaviour and discipline. In addition to this the overview of SEND is maintained by the SENCO and the SEND team in collaboration with the Head of Year, advisor, teaching staff, student and parents.
Students with learning difficulties may be supported in several ways either by in-class support, smaller teaching groups or one-to-one via withdrawal from lessons. Students who have low levels of literacy and numeracy work with the SEND team to support gaps in knowledge.
The PITSTOP is also available to students at Heworth Grange, which is found in the Student Support area of school. The Pitstop recognises the individual needs students may have, for example being anxious or experiencing difficulties in certain curriculum areas. The staff in PITSTOP will support the young person and devise a plan to support back into mainstream curriculum.
If you wish to talk to somebody at Heworth about, SEND, contact our SENCO, Mrs Mitchell, on 0191 421 2244.
Or if you wish to send a query to discuss on a Wednesday morning, please forward to the following email SENDdropin@heworthgrange.org.uk
Gateshead Council has also developed a local offer which provides information about education, health, and social care support for children and young people with SEND in Gateshead. The Local Offer can be found at: