North Shore Academy

Outcomes Focused, Child Centred

SEND Overview

At North Shore Academy we are committed to the equal inclusion of all students, in all areas of academy life. We recognise the diverse and individual needs of all of our students, from all cultures and backgrounds, and take into account the additional support required by those children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND).

We recognise that all students are entitled to a quality of provision which will enable them to achieve their potential: to be healthy; safe; enjoy and achieve; make a positive contribution and achieve economic well-being. Students are taught along with their peers in mainstream lessons. Staff are committed to understanding the nature of each individual's needs and how these can best be met in and beyond the classroom. Making progress is an essential element of every lesson; therefore quality assurance checks are in place to ensure this happens.

We believe in positive interaction; removing barriers to learning; raising expectations and levels of achievement, and working in partnership with other agencies in order to provide a positive educational experience for all SEND students.

A student has SEND if they have learning difficulties or disabilities that make it harder for them to learn, than most other students of the same age.

Should a parent or carer have a concern about the special provision made for their child they should in the first instance discuss this with the SENDCo.

The Academy SENDCO is Miss Emma Wells

The SEND Code of Practice can be found here :

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/send-code-of-practice-0-to-25

If the concern cannot be satisfactorily dealt with by the SENDCo it should be brought to the attention of the Principal. If the Principal is unable to resolve the difficulty the concern should then be put in writing to the Chair of Governors in accordance with the North Shore Academy Complaints Policy click here .

Correspondence to the Chair should be addressed to:

Chair of Governors

North Shore Academy

Talbot Street

Stockton-on-Tees

TS20 2AY

Further SEND information/advice and support in available through the local authority:

Stockton Borough Council - 01642 2527158


SEND Contact:

SENDCO - Ms E Wells

Telephone: 01642 612381



SEND Policy on our Policies page


SEND Information Report


Stockton Council Local Offer


Useful Contacts for Information on SEND