A child is defined as having SEND if he or she has a learning difficulty, which calls for a special educational provision, namely provision different from or additional to that normally available to learners of the same age or, that the child has a disability, which hinders them from making use of educational facilities from those generally provided by schools for children of the same age, within the same area. We aim to identify special educational needs within pupils as early as possible.
The Link School uses a variety of ways to identify pupils with SEND needs, this includes;
The following Link School staff have responsibility for SEND:
Mrs Donna Walker – Head Teacher
Mrs Clare Curry – Associate Senior Leader, KS4 SENDCO
Mrs Emma Robson – KS3 SENDCo
Ms Leanne Clark – EYFS/KS1/KS2 SENDCo
Mrs Rachel Patterson – SEND Support Officer
Mrs Vicki Mitchell – KS2 Hub SENDCo
Mrs Victoria Knight – KS3 Hub SENDCo
Our Governor responsible for Safeguarding – Mrs Annette Parr
If you would like to speak to someone regarding SEND please call the main school switchboard on (0191) 561 5777 / (0191) 561 4777 and ask for a Mrs Rachael Patterson
You can read our full SEND Policy by downloading the PDF below.
Click link below for Frequently asked Questions
A new parent support site for children with speech and language difficulties.
In the coming weeks you will be able to watch more top tip videos, read our blogs about how to encourage your child’s talking at home, and we will be adding more games and activities.
We hope you and your child enjoy using this website.
Link School Springwell Dene
Swindon Road, Springwell, Sunderland, Tyne & Wear SR3 4EE
Tel: 0191 561 5777
Link School Pallion
Waverley Terrace, Sunderland, Tyne & Wear SR4 6TA
Tel: 0191 561 4777