Special Education Needs and Disabilities (SEND)

The school prides itself in its ability to offer and successfully deliver a full curriculum that is inclusive to all children, irrespective of need. The SEND team work closely with all of the teaching staff and, as a result, are able to support children with a wide range of academic, physical and social needs. This may be in the form of classroom based support or withdrawn support, often in small group or one-to-one sessions using resources from within the school and from the support services within the Authority.

The school maintains very close working relationships with children, staff, parents and other agencies. Indeed, partnership with parents is of the utmost importance.

Click below to read/download our current:

SEND policy

SEND complaints procedure

SEND Information Report

SEND Team 
We encourage you to speak to your child's class teacher or a member of the Special Education Needs and Disability Team if you have any questions or concerns. You can contact us via school telephone 0191 4151510, or by email, our addresses are in the SEND information report or SEND Policy. 

Inclusion Manager - Mrs G Johnston 
EYFS/KS1 SENCO - Miss C Baggott 
KS2 SENCO - Mrs M Booth


Local Offer


To view how Sunderland Local Authority and school will support your child if they have SEND, view our Local Offer page.


Information for parents/carers


To view our SEND information report, please click here



If parents wish a child with SEND to be admitted to Biddick Primary School,  the school adheres to the Local Authority Admissions Policy. Information can be found here. 

Admissions arrangements for children with an EHCP

We have tried to gather together some information that might be of use to you if your child has any Special Educational Needs or Disabilities. If you are aware of any other useful websites, please let us know and we will try to include a link to them.


General information:

Office for Advice, Assistance, Support and Information on Special Needs

Special Educational Needs and Disability- SEND



Family Education website

National Attention Deficit Disorder Information and Support Service (ADDISS)



The Dyspraxia Foundation Family



Tourettes Action UK



National Autistic Society
Autism Independent UK

Sunderland Autism Outreach Team



British Dyslexia Association



The British Epilepsy Association


Visual Impairment:

Royal Institute for the Blind


Hearing Impairment:

Action on Hearing Loss


Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: