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Key SEND Contacts


Our Head Teacher is Mrs A Ryder.

Our designated Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCO) is Miss A Luke and she can be contacted on 0191 3847451 or via email at

Our designated SEN Governor is Mrs H Troupe.


It is the SENCO’s job to: 

  1. Oversee the day-to-day operation of the school’s SEN policy
  2. Liaise with the relevant Designated Teacher where a looked after pupil has SEN
  3. Advise teachers on using a graduated approach to providing SEN support
  4. Advise on the deployment of the school’s delegated budget and other resources to meet the pupil’s needs effectively
  5. Liaise with parents/carers of pupils with SEN
  6. Liaise with and be a key point of contact for external agencies
  7. Ensure that the school keeps the records of all SEN pupils up to date
  8. Work with the head teacher and school governors to ensure that the school meets its responsibilities with regard to reasonable adjustments and access arrangements.



Pastoral, Social and Medical Support

At St Hild's we take great care to ensure that the pastoral and social needs of all children are fully met. All of our staff have received training from the Local Authority and we have a number of systems in place to ensure that we are able to support children who may experience difficulties in these areas. 


All of our staff hold current first aid certificates (January 2016).

In addition, we have designated first aiders with additional qualifications across the school: Mrs L Abbott, Mrs C White, Mrs J White, Mr D Straughan

Paediatric First Aid: Miss N Reed, Miss C Forster, Mrs M Hann, Mrs C White, Mrs L Abbott

All staff have been trained to use a defibrillator. 


Children with additional medical needs are well supported in school. Mrs L Abbott, Mrs C White, Mrs J Roddam and Mrs J White are trained in administering medication and as a school, we work closely with the School Nurse and other medical professionals to ensure that we can support your child's medical needs fully, for example administering asthma medication, insulin, epi-pens and being aware of the symptoms of other medical conditions. 

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you would like to discuss your child's needs further.