Special Educational Needs & Disability

At Archibald First School, our vision ‘Having fun, achieving excellence’ underpins all that we do. It is a vision which extends to all our children. We pride ourselves on providing a caring, welcoming environment for our whole school community in which children; their families, staff and visitors feel valued and can flourish.

This document gives families information about the variety of ways we ensure we support our children with special educational needs to achieve their potential.  We provide a full range of educational and pastoral support to all our children which enables children with SEND to make at least the same progress as their peers or better.  The information here is general; each child is an individual and will receive unique provision and resources to meet their particular needs.

If you would like further information, please contact our main office who will direct you accordingly by e-mail at office@archibaldfirstschool.co.uk or by telephone 0191 2851957.

Mrs Angela Ward is our Special Educational Needs and Disability Leader and be contacted via the school contact details.

Archibald First School SEND Offer 2020

Please click on the link to access our full SEN information AFS SEN Offer 2021

All the key policies can be accessed via the Key Policies page.

Archibald First School Annual SEND Reports

SEN report 2020-21

SEN report 2019-20

AFS SEND Report 2018-19

SEND Report 2017-2018

Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Information, Advice and Support Service

Parents and carers can also contact the Newcastle Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Information, Advice and Support Service (SENDIASS) for impartial information, advice and support in relation to their child’s SEN and/or disability.

The Newcastle SENDIASS Lead Specialist can be contacted on 0191 2840480 or by email: sendiassadmin@newcastle.gov.uk

Local Authority SEND

The SEND website is now live on the Newcastle.gov.uk website via the link: www.newcastle.gov.uk/education-and-learning/special-educational-needs/send-reform

The Newcastle Local offer can be accessed via https://www.newcastlesupportdirectory.org.uk/kb5/newcastle/fsd/home.page

The Department for Education have produced a Guide for Parents: Special Educational Needs and Disability