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Welcome to Easterside Academy

"Giving the Chance to Shine"

SEND

Easterside’s Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) means that all children at Easterside will be fully supported in their learning development.

All schools are supported to be as inclusive as possible, with the needs of pupils’ with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities being met in a mainstream setting wherever possible.

The four broad ‘areas of need’ are defined as:

Communication and Interaction, Cognition and Learning, Social, Emotional and Mental Health Difficulties, and Sensory and Physical Needs.

Easterside Academy is a mainstream primary school with a 26 place Nursery. The Academy also houses a High Needs Base (HNB) which provides education for 12 children with Special Educational Needs. The HNB pupils are allocated a place by process of a panel meeting at the Local Authority (LA), Middlesbrough Borough Council.

Our school SENCo (special Educational Needs Co-ordinator) is currently Mrs Linacre, however we have a SEND Team approach at Easterside Academy and any member of the team is able to support children and families. An appointment can be made with any member of the team through our school office.

SENCO  Mrs Southern
SENCO Support  Mrs Linacre
SENCO Support / HNB  Miss Gaskarth
Speech and Language  Mrs Bazanek
Pupil Well-Being Leader  Miss Sharp

What is the Local Offer?

The LA Local Offer:

  • The Children and Families Bill became enacted in 2014. From this date, Local Authorities and schools are required to publish and keep under review information about services they expect to be available for the children and young people with Special Educational Needs (SEN) aged 0-25. This is the ‘Local Offer’.
  • The intention of the Local Offer is to improve choice and transparency for families. It will also be an important resource for parents in understanding the range of services and provision in the local area.

Click here for the Middlesbrough Local Authority Offer: https://www.middlesbrough.gov.uk/schools-and-education/special-educational-needsSEND

The documents regarding Easterside Academy’s Local Offer – SEN Information Report are available below:

Easterside Academy’s SEND Information Report for Parents  Click!
Easterside Academy’s SEND Information Report for Pupils  Click!

 

In this section

Latest News

Year 5 and 6 Open Morning!

On Thursday we welcomed Year 5 and 6 family members into our school for the morning, to work with their child and their child’s friends on a range of activities ...

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KS1 Visit to Preston Park Museum

Classes 7, 8 and 9 will be visiting Preston Park Museum on ...

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KS1 Visit to Preston Park

On Tuesday KS1 children should be visiting Preston Park. As yet, because of the snow and School closure last week, we are unsure if this will still go ahead or ...

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Upcoming Events

Apr
26
Thu
Early Years Stay and Play @ Easterside Academy
Apr 26 all-day

Early Years (Nursery and Reception) parents and family are invited to stay on Thursday’s to join in themed activities with their child in the setting.

For morning nursery and reception this is at 8.45am and for afternoon nursery this is at 12. The sessions last for approx 30 – 45 mins. Everyone welcome!

May
2
Wed
Funky Feet – Nursery @ Easterside Academy
May 2 all-day

Funky Feet is an exciting, programme of physical, fun activity.

Full Governing Body Meeting @ Easterside Academy
May 2 @ 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Governors will meet with the School Council at 3.30pm.

The Full Governing Body meeting will commence at 3.45pm.

May
3
Thu
Early Years Stay and Play @ Easterside Academy
May 3 all-day

Early Years (Nursery and Reception) parents and family are invited to stay on Thursday’s to join in themed activities with their child in the setting.

For morning nursery and reception this is at 8.45am and for afternoon nursery this is at 12. The sessions last for approx 30 – 45 mins. Everyone welcome!

May
9
Wed
Funky Feet – Nursery @ Easterside Academy
May 9 all-day

Funky Feet is an exciting, programme of physical, fun activity.

May
10
Thu
Early Years Stay and Play @ Easterside Academy
May 10 all-day

Early Years (Nursery and Reception) parents and family are invited to stay on Thursday’s to join in themed activities with their child in the setting.

For morning nursery and reception this is at 8.45am and for afternoon nursery this is at 12. The sessions last for approx 30 – 45 mins. Everyone welcome!