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North Gosforth Academy

North Gosforth Academy

Special Educational Needs

Our SEN provision is driven by a strong commitment to inclusion and delivered in line with our SEN Policy. The policy is reviewed regularly by governors and explains our provision for students who have additional needs.

The small, caring nature of our school is of particular importance in the way we deliver our SEN support - nowhere is our commitment to the wellbeing of the individual child felt more strongly than here at the heart of the school. Any child who needs support of any kind may call in - we will never turn anyone away and will always try to help, whatever the problem. 

Our own team of specialist Teachers and Teaching Assistants deliver learning support in a variety of ways : sometimes in lessons and sometimes in small groups or 1:1. We aim always to help students catch up if they fall behind or to develop skills they are finding it difficult to master.  

We use a range of excellent programmes and strategies to promote learning in fun and exciting ways and work with several other partner organisations when we need to bring additional expertise in to help with particular issues.

The SEN Department has several teaching areas, but Room 72 is where any student should come if they want to ask for help or feel they want to chat about something - anything - which they need to share.

Please do not hesitate to contact Miss Lindner, our SENCO, if you wish to discuss provision for SEN students at Seaton Burn or if you would like to arrange a visit.

Emotionally Healthy School 

Seaton Burn has recently completed an Emotionally Healthy School checklist from North Tyneside on being an Emotionally Healthy School and we are pleased that we came out strongly in most areas.

Mental Health is one of the most important areas in today's education and is something that we take very seriously.

As a result of the audit, we have decided to:

* Increase the mentoring time that we have at our college.  We have a trained Family Partner (Cathy Dunn) and Learning Mentor (Jeannette Crowe) in our Pastoral Team who have timetabled slots to deliver counselling and mental health support.

* Increase the focus on Mindfulness and Relaxation in our tutorial and assembly programme. We have an excellent practioner (Jacqui Curtis) who delivers Health and Well Being lessons in Key Stage 4 but we are planning to bring this into Key Stage 3.

* Include Mental Health Awareness in our Staff CPD programme.  Last year we delivered sessions on 'Attachment Disorder' which was excellent. This year we will focus on Specific Mental Health Difficulties.


SEN Policy

North Tyneside Local Offer

Seaton Burn College School Information Report