School Offer

This document gives families information about the variety of ways we, at Canning Street Primary School, ensure support is in place for our children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) to achieve their potential. We provide a full range of educational and pastoral support to all children and our children with SEND make very good progress. The school has systems in place which make it possible to offer a flexible range of provision which is able to meet the individual needs of every one of our pupils. The information here is general; each child is an individual and will receive unique provision and resources where necessary. The school has adopted the criteria set out in the LA’s admission policy. The school welcomes pupils with special educational needs and disability, as well as identifying and providing for those not previously identified as having SEND. At Canning Street Primary School, all children are treated with dignity and respect irrespective of need or disability. 


See Canning Street School SEN Information Leaflet below. 


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If you would like further information, or a chat, please contact our SENDCO, Sarah Holmes

 Email  admin or telephone 0191 273 5465



Staff Qualifications, Training and Expertise within Canning Street Primary School


  • SENDCO completed ‘National Award for Special Educational Needs Co-ordination’
  • Fully Qualified first aiders
  • ‘Developing Good Autism Practice’ training for teaching staff
  • Learning Support Assistants with ASD awareness training
  • Learning Support Assistants with training from Local Authority Early Years Team.
  • Learning Support Assistant with ELKLAN Level 2 Speech and Language Qualification
  • Learning Support Assistants trained to deliver Drawing and Talk Therapy
  • Teaching and Support Staff trained to deliver the Letters and Sounds phonics programme
  • Learning Support Assistant with Addacus training
  • Teaching and Support Staff with Makaton Training
  • Learning Support Assistant trained in PECS communication system
  • Learning Support Assistant trained in Boardmaker software
  • Staff trained in use of Social Stories
  • Learning Support Assistants trained to deliver Lego Therapy
  • Dyslexia awareness training for teaching staff
  • Speech and Language awareness and strategy training for teaching staff
  • Positive Handling training for all staff


For all children at Canning Street Primary School who have an additional need we:

  • Recognise that the family is the expert on their child and work in partnership with them.
  • Deliver high quality teaching, adapting the curriculum and our resources to ensure children can access the learning. Regularly evaluate our teaching resources to ensure they are accessible to all SEND children.
  • Monitor, through the schools’ self-evaluation process, quality teaching and learning for pupils with SEND.
  • Employ a fully qualified Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENDCO) to lead on SEN provision across the school.
  • Assess and review the learning of our SEND children, using that information to inform future planning and teaching.
  • Operate a graduated response based upon need; assess, plan, do, review.
  • Provide learning support assistants in class who work with SEND children and also, importantly, support other children so that the teacher has more opportunities to work with the SEND children.
  • Allocate support staff according to their expertise and the needs of the pupils, to ensure that quality of provision and value for money is maintained.
  • Hold regular meetings for SEN learning support assistants with the SENDCO, to review children, interventions and resources to adapt provision where necessary.
  • Support our families with children with SEND, formally through review meetings and informally through our “open door” approach. Families are also advised of other services and organisations which may offer further advice and support.
  • Seek advice from outside agencies to ensure each child’s needs are fully identified and understood and to learn from specialists how best to support our SEN children. (Link: Outside Agencies)
  • All school-related activities are evaluated in terms of their positive impact on the learning success and inclusion of pupils with SEND. Ensure our school activities and trips, as far as is possible, are accessible to all our SEN children.
  • Hold, at least, twice yearly, review meetings with families for children with a higher level of SEND.
  • Provide on-going SEND training and information for teachers and learning support assistants.
  • Liaise closely with secondary schools at transition times to ensure SEND pupil information is clearly communicated and recommendations heard so that the move to secondary school is as smooth as possible.


For children with a higher/more complex level of need, including those with a statement of SEN or an Education Health and Care Plan (EHCP), we provide:

  • Detailed planning and monitoring of progress
  • Individualised programmes of work across several areas
  • Annual reviews of a statements of SEN or a EHCP with recommendations submitted to the local authority
  • Multi-agency planning and assessment of targets at interim reviews


Please see the SEND Policy for more information.