SEND: Special Educational Needs and Disability

Every child matters at Norton Primary and we are committed to ensuring that all children are given the best possible opportunity to meet their full potential. Staff are dedicated to understanding the individual needs and interests of each pupil and through ongoing assessment we very closely monitor progress. Through using robust and detailed assessment we are quickly able to identify children who may need additional support

Our SENCo (Hayley Smith) works very closely alongside staff and leadership to monitor the provision and progress of children on the SEND register. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact Mrs Smith within school.

September 2014 saw significant changes to SEN provision, making sure that children and young people with SEND are placed firmly at the centre of provision and decision making along with their families. At Norton Primary Academy we have fully embraced these changes and work hard to continue to develop our SEND provision. If you were unable to attend our SEND update afternoon and would like further information regarding these changes please visit the website below:

A guide to SEND

For an introduction to SEN and to find out more about the Local Authority provision please click below:

SEN - an introduction and information on Stockton's Local Offer

Click here to view Stockton's Local Offer

To find out about our Academy provision including the specialist provision we make for pupils with SEN please read:

What does Norton Primary Academy offer?

Want to know how the DfE 'Assess, Plan, Do, Review' model operates at Norton Primary Academy, including some of the external agencies we work with, look here:

Meeting Individual Needs Effectively

For more information about parental involvement please click here:

Parental Involvement

Our SEND Policy can be seen here:

Norton Primary Academy Policies page

Some commonly asked questions are answered here:


Acronyms commonly used in relation to SEND

A range of SEN websites and resources are listed here which may provide further support and advice for parents:

External SEND Websites

Support with speech, language and communication needs

Dyspraxia Support Group

Theories of the Autistic Mind

For further information on the Disability register see here:

Disability register

Click here to read our SEND Report 2018

A copy of our complaints procedure is available in the policies section of the website:


To find out more about the current after school activities available to all pupils in the academy please click the link below:

After School Clubs

If you would like to speak to the Academy SENCO please contact the school office on 01642 356091 to make an appointment