Special Educational Needs
For any SEN related enquiries, please contact our SENCO Mrs Banks. Our SEND policy can be found under our policies section here.
Child and Family Support
It's normal for every family to need a little extra help from time to time. Our staff team will be able to offer support or will help you to find the help you need in partnership with other professionals working in our community. We are lucky to have a strong partnership with the Children's Centre, Health visitor and Health Centre here in Haltwhistle. Many problems can be resolved with help from your child's class teacher or support assistant.
More specialist support is available from Mrs Sayer, our Child and Family Support Officer and the Family Support Workers at the Children's Centre. Mrs Sayer can be reached Monday, Wednesday and Friday 8:30am to 4:00 pm via the school telephone number 01434 320467
Mrs Sayer is able to offer support for families experiencing a wide range of challenges. She has worked with families in the areas of:
- Establishing morning and bedtime routines
- School attendance
- Managing your child’s emotional wellbeing
- Emotion based school avoidance
- Bereavement and understanding loss
- Managing the behaviour needs of children with SEND at home
If you need to access support, please complete this form and we will arrange for the most appropriate person to make contact with you.
Frequently Asked Questions
The following section provides some basic information to support common childhood challenges. We regularly run workshops in these areas. Details can be found on our Facebook page, or school noticeboard. Further support is also available from Mrs Sayer or one of our partner organisations (see Partner Organisations section).
The following organisations are recommended as additional sources of information and support for parents:
Emotion Coaching Resources
Be A Champion
Our Be A Champion app develops pupils health and well-being through mentoring and support to develop the 4 health life habits of positive mindset, good sleep, healthy eating and physical activity. The app can be downloaded on Google play and apple store. A paper version is also available on request. There are super prizes, such as a fitness app, which can be awarded once good habits are established. Pupil codes are available from your child's class teacher.