Special Educational Needs

For any SEN related enquiries, please contact our SENCO Mrs Gregson. 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 and entering  0607 when prompted for an extension number.

If you need to access support, please complete this form and we will arrange for the most appropriate person to make contact with you.


Support Request Form
Emotion Coaching

What is Emotion Coaching?

Emotion Coaching is a technique that helps children to understand and manage their feelings. When we Emotion Coach, children learn how emotions work and how to react to feelings in healthy ways. Emotion Coaching can help children both experiencing temporary periods of stress as well as managing significant stress as a result of traumatic experiences. Emotion Coaching is central to our nurturing approach at Haltwhistle Academy, helps us to develop children’s resilience and emotional well-being.

At Haltwhistle Academy, our staff team have been trained in emotion coaching strategies.  They have learnt how the human brain functions in times of stress and how we can support children to recognise, understand and manage their feelings. 

Many children present with worries or anxieties at some stage of their life.  If you’re experiencing these difficulties, you are not on your own. Below you can find tips and strategies to try at home.  No single approach is a magic cure.   The key to any of these approaches is to integrate them into your daily routine consistently and give them a little time to begin to work.


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.