The educational needs of most of our students are met through carefully structured work in the classroom, balancing support and challenge for children of every ability level. Some students, however, encounter a variety of learning difficulties. We undertake liaison with primary schools to identify appropriate support strategies, and then monitor and assess individuals throughout school. We aim to provide support as far as possible within the resources available. If necessary, additional support can be requested from the Local Authority; this will be organised by the Special Needs Coordinator, Mr C Jackson, after full consultation with parents/carers.  Mr Jackson can be contacted on 0191 3882248 / The SEND Governor is Mrs Caygill and can be contacted by the main office.

The School identifies and supports students with specific academic, sporting or musical gifts, providing a range of extension and enrichment opportunities for them throughout the academic year.

Park View SEND Information Report

From September 2014, the Governor asked all Local Authorities in the UK to publish a local offer.  This is information about the services and provision they expect to be available in their area for children and young people from 0 to 25 who have Special Educational Needs and/or a Disability (SEND).  In addition, every school has to publish what they can offer their own pupils.  At Park View School we are an inclusive school and cater for a wide range of individual needs.  Please feel free to view the ‘Local Offer’ document below, which should explain in more detail the provision that will be made for your child at Park View School.


Please contact Mr Jackson at the school should you require a printed copy of this document.

Special Educational Needs and Disability Information, Advice and Support Service (Formerly Durham Parent Partnership Service) offers support, information and impartial advice to parents, carers, children and young people up to the age of 25 years in relation to special and educational needs and disability Website: Email: Tel: 0191 587 3541

Park View Send Provision

What other information is there regarding SEND?
Parents/carers are invited to download the Park View School SEND Offer for further information.

Durham County Council’s SEND Local Offer can be accessed at

Gateshead’s SEND Local Offer can be accessed at

Sunderland’s SEND Local Offer can be accessed at


What is the current picture of SEND at Park View School?

As of the Autumn Term 2019 there are 229 students with some form of SEND at Park View School which equates to 14 per cent of the students on roll. The table below states the number of students on roll with specific needs:

Number of Students
Education, Health and Care Plan  17
SEN Support  110
Short Note (Raising Awareness) 102

Inclusive in the above figures are 35 students who have a diagnosis of autism and 27 students who have a diagnosis of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.


Who are the SEND team?

SENDCO: Mr Jackson, B.A. (Hons), PGCE, NASENCO, Postgraduate Certificate in Vulnerable Learners and Inclusion.

Higher Level Teaching Assistant: Mrs Carr with responsibility for Exam Access Arrangements and upper school interventions.

Higher Level Teaching Assistant: Mrs Collingwood with responsibility for Life Skills, English and as Additional Language, assistive technology and Assistant Learning Co-ordinator for Year 7.

Higher Level Teaching Assistant: Mrs Duffield with responsibility for Year 7 and Year 8 Literacy support and lower school interventions.

Learning Support Assistant: Mrs Pearson with responsibility for primary school transition and support for students through Education Health Needs team.

Learning Support Assistant: Ms Taylor with responsibility in-class support, SEN base support and 1:1 provision.

Learning Support Assistant: Mrs Wilkinson with responsibility in-class support, SEN base support, 6th Form support and 1:1 provision.

Learning Support Assistant Apprentice: Miss Snow with responsibility for in-class support and SEN base support.

Assistant Headteacher Inclusion: Mrs Tate

SEND Governor: Mrs Caygill


Compliments and/or suggestions

Please tell us what you think about our Local Offer by emailing Mr Jackson on or call the school directly on 0191 3882248.