At St. Edwards we have a commitment to high achievement and we strive to provide all of our children with a quality education appropriate to their individual needs. The school environment nurtures the whole child, giving them the opportunity to develop their skills and knowledge in a Catholic setting.

We believe at St. Edward’s that Inclusive Education is about what we can do in the best interests of the child by providing an appropriate education within what is reasonably available.

More information can be downloaded below:

Click here to download School SEND Policy

Click here to download School SEND Information Report

Link to Keeping Children Safe in Education Policy 

SEN Information – Link to Middlesbrough Local Offer

For further advice please click on the link below:

Contact details of support services for parents of pupils with SEN:

SENDIASS – Information, Advice and Support Service

Contact Name: Alison Joyce

Telephone: 07925 149157

E-mail: [email protected]

Website: Barnardo’s website

SEND Acronyms – What do they Mean?

Acronym Explanation
ASD Autism Spectrum Disorder
CAMHS Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services
CCG Clinical Commissioning Groups
EGC Education, Health & Care
EP Educational Psychologist
ESCO Early Support Care Co-ordination
EWO Education Welfare Officer
HI Hearing Impairment
LA Local Authority
MLD Moderate Learning Difficulty
MSI Multi-Sensory Impairment
OT Occupational Therapy / Therapist
PD Physical Disability
PMLD Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties
PR Parental Responsibility
PT Physiotherapy / Physiotherapist
SALT / SLT Speech & Language Therapy / Therapist
SEN Special Educational Needs
SENCo Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator
SEND Special Educational Needs and Disabilities
SLCN Speech, Language & Communication Needs
SLD Severe Learning Difficulties
SpLD Specific Learning Difficulties
STAPS Specialist Teacher and Psychology Service
TA Teaching Assistant
VI Visual Impairment