Special Educational Needs and Disabilities

Resources, links and contacts for all aspects of provision for SEND pupils

Ordinarily Available Provision

Guidance on the provision of everyday support and adaptations as part of high-quality teaching which is the additional support that mainstream schools/settings should be able to provide for a child or young person through their existing agreed funding and resource arrangements



Northumberland’s Guidance for the implementation and review of an Education, Health and Care Needs Plan

SEND Provision

Guidance on identification of need, completion of the school's SEN Register, provision of SEN Support and how to request an Education Health Care Needs Assessment (EHCNA - previously known as COSA)

EHC Needs Assessment (COSA)

Guidance and documentation required when applying for an Education Health Care Needs Assessment

SEND Support

Editable versions of Northumberland's Pupil Passport and Support Plan documentation to be used for those pupils requiring a more detailed support plan, incorporating input from external agencies, in order to meet need(s) and/or overcome barriers to learning


SEND Service Referral Forms

Links to:

  • Psychological Services Team
  • Low Incidence Needs Team (LINT)
  • High Incidence Needs Team (HINT)
  • Early Years Inclusion Support
Need Further Support?

Padlets curated and updated by the team

Your first port of call for peer support, general queries relating to SEND, including offering advice and guidance on statutory/LA processes (such as support service requests, EHCPs and annual review)

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The Senior Team

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