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Statement of Intent


For children with SEND to participate, learn and make progress by removing barriers to learning and by putting effective specialist provisions in place. Hopefully by doing this, children with additional needs will be able to reach their full potential and improve their curriculum knowledge in all subjects.


Our school motto is: Working together, aspire, succeed; growing a forest from each small seed.  We aim to work together with you to make sure that your child achieves their personal best while they are with us.  Together, with your support, we will work as a team to help your child reach their full potential. You know your child best and you may feel that they need some additional help or support for some or all of their time at school - we are here to ensure that we work with you to access additional support where required.


Our ‘SEN Information Report’  will inform you of the types of support offered and available for your child locally at Forest Hall Primary School.  It will help you understand who can help and how this support can be accessed and is available to read in the policy section below.


We have also included a link to North Tyneside Council’s Local offer which can give you further information about agencies available to support children with SEND needs in North Tyneside.  This offer is accurate now, but services are regularly reviewed and could change. 



What children say...

'I like going in a small group because I don't get embarrassed when I get it wrong and feel more confident speaking in a small group to give my answers.'



'When I had extra help it really helped me with my reading, I'm much better now'.



'I like getting help because I feel like it lets me get my ideas out.'

What parents say...

'My child has came on a lot over the year due to good teachers and extra support.'



'When my children started the school they were quite behind.  The teachers have spent a lot of extra time bringing them up to date and they have achieved well.'



'My child loves school. They are very supportive in areas that need a bit more help.  Fantastic school.'


Mrs N Nolan (SENDCo)

Contact: (0191) 2008341


Mrs L Lee (SALT Teaching Assistant)

Contact: (0191) 2008341



Link to North Tyneside Local Offer
Policy Documents

Supporting Families


SENDIASS (Special Needs and Disability Information and Support Service)

The Special Educational Needs and Disability Information, Advice and Support Service (SENDIASS) provide advice and information to Young People and Parents/Carers of children with Special Education Needs. They provide impartial and factual support on all aspects of the SEN framework to help Young People and Parents/Carers play an active and informed role in their child's or their own education.


Parents can contact SENDIASS on:

Telephone: 0191 643 8317 and 643 8313


North Tyneside Parent Carer Forum

A groups of parents and carers of children, young people and adults aged 0-25 who have special educational needs and/or disabilities, who live in North Tyneside.  Their aim is to support parents and carers in our community enabling them to access services and give them a voice in shaping and developing these services.

They work closely with relevant providers on a strategic level to help improve services available to families.  They also work closely with the local authority, health and social care and with our local SENDIASS team as well as other agencies.


Parents can contact the Parent Carer Forum on:


Telephone: 0191 4060018


CAMHS Workshops

Useful Websites

Ambitious about Autism


Autism Education Trust


British Dyslexia Association


Cbeebies- Special Needs


DANS (Disability and Additional Needs)- North Tyneside


Dyslexia Action


Dyslexia North East


Dyspraxia Foundation


DANS (Disability and Additional Needs) North Tyneside Council


Do to Learn- Resources


Epilepsy Action


Family Lives- Parenting and family support Children with special educational needs (SEN)


I Can- Helps children communicate


Mental Health Foundation


Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB)


Special Needs Jungle- Parent led information, resources and informed opinion about children and young people with SEN


The Communication Trust


The National Autistic Society


Talking Point- Information on children’s communication


Statutory Guidance. SEND Code of Practice: 0-25 years


Visual timelines