Special Educational Needs (SEN)

If you have any concerns about your child’s SEN, Progress or provision we would urge you to come into school and discuss matters further with your child’s year team or the school SENDCO - Ashley Bottley, SENCO:

0191 255 9170

SEND at Great Park Academy

At Great Park Academy, we strive to ensure that all pupils achieve their potential personally, socially, emotionally and academically in all areas of the curriculum (regardless of their gender, ethnicity, social background, religion, sexual identity, physical ability or educational needs). 

We endeavour to provide our pupils with the skills needed to successfully follow whichever path they choose, regardless of their special educational need. We provide our pupils with an education that allows them to be creative, compassionate, and inquisitive, as well as a curriculum that equips them with the skills to be adaptable, driven, and resilient.

A child or young person has SEN if they have a learning difficulty or disability, which calls for special educational provision to be made for him or her.

A child of compulsory school age or a young person has a learning difficulty or a disability if they have significantly greater learning difficulties than the majority of others of the same age or have a disability that prevents them from using facilities generally provided for others of the same age in mainstream schools or mainstream post-16 institutions.

Special educational provision is educational or training provision that is additional to or different from that made generally for other children or young people of the same age by mainstream schools, maintained nursery schools, mainstream post-16 institutions or by relevant early years providers.

When a student is identified as having SEN or potential SEN, we work alongside parents/ carers and any relevant external agencies to ensure that any relevant assessments are carried out and any reasonable adjustments are made. From this, we implement individual classroom support plans and tailored interventions to ensure that every child reaches their full potential academically, socially and emotionally.

For further details on SEN provision at Great Park Academy, please see our SEND Policy and our SEN Information Report.


Further SEN Information

  • Our Three I's (SEND) at Great Park Academy

    Our Three I's

    At Great Park Academy, we aim to ensure that every child, regardless of their individual needs, has equal access to high-quality education and support.

    Our Three I's
  • Communication and Interaction support at Great Park Academy


    We support and make provision for students who need help with communication and interaction; this includes students with Autism Spectrum Disorder/ Speech Language and Communication Needs, for example.

    Communication & Interaction
  • Cognition and Learning support at Great Park Academy

    Cognition & Learning

    We support and make provision for students with cognition and learning conditions such as dyslexia, dyscalculia, and moderate learning difficulties.

    Cognition & Learning
  • PE 3I's Great Park Academy


    We support and make provision for students with various social, emotional and mental health difficulties, for example, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, anxiety, low mood, and social or emotional challe...

If you have a complaint

Although school complaint procedures are in place, we always hope to informally resolve any issues or concerns by working in partnership with parents.

Parents can contact their local Parent Partnership Service for impartial information, advice, and support regarding their child’s SEN and/or disability.

The Parent Partnership Officer can be contacted on 0191 284 0480 or by email:">

Northeast Special Needs Network supports families with disabled children / young people from birth to 25 years.

Northeast Special Needs Network,
Northern Counties Site,
Tankerville Terrace,
Newcastle Upon Tyne,

Admin: 0191 281 2485
Family Advice Workers: 0191 281 2255