Special Educational Needs and Disability SEND

From September 2014 Local Authorities (LA) and schools are required to publish and keep under review information about services they expect to be available for children and young people with special educational needs (SEN) aged 0-25. This is called the 'Local Offer'.

The intention of the Local Offer is to improve choice for families and will also be an important resource for parents in understanding the range of services and provision in the local area.

Welcome to our SEND information page. Hopefully you will find everything that you need.  We are continually adding information about SEND on our website.  If you would like to discuss SEND in more detail please contact Alex Hammersley - SENDCo or Leanne Barker-Executive Head Teacher, to arrange an appointment on 01661 842271. Or call Samantha Drysdale on 01207 560325 

At Broomley First School and Whittonstall First School we recognise that all pupils are entitled to a quality of provision that will enable them to achieve their potential. We believe in positive intervention, 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 our pupils including those with a special educational need or disability.

Our schools recognise there are particular groups of pupils whose circumstances require additional consideration by those who work with them to support their SEND. If you have any concerns about how your child is progressing, or is dealing with any other aspect of school life, please contact the SENDCo.

In the Federation we have a Designated Teacher for Looked after Children who works closely with the SENDCo to ensure all teachers in school understand the implications for those children who are looked after and have SEND.

We ensure that all pupils, regardless of their specific needs make the best possible progress.

First Aid

The majority of staff in both our schools have undertaken basic first aid training.
In addition to this, the following staff have completed specialised Paediatric First Aid Training.
Broomley First School
Mrs Karen Swan - Lead First Aider
Mr Alex Hammersley
Ms Amy Shepherd
Mrs Steph McGray
Whittonstall First School
Mrs Samantha Drysdale- Lead First Aider
Mrs Llyneth Ward
Mrs Claire Spencer
Ms Monica Wilson
Below are some information links for parents of organisations that may support and give advice and information. 
  • Whittonstall First School, Main Road,
    Whittonstall, Northumberland DH8 9JN
  • 01207 560325
  • admin@whittonstall.northumberland.sch.uk
  • Broomley First School, Main Road, Stocksfield
    Northumberland NE43 7NN
  • 01661 842271
  • admin@broomley.northumberland.sch.uk