SEN Support

As part of the government’s reforms around special educational needs (SEN) and with the introduction of the new code of Practice in September 2014, local authorities are required to publish a local offer showing the support available to disabled children and young people and those with SEN and their families and carers.

Please download below the Gateshead local offer information pack for parents and carers of children aged 5-16

This booklet was produced jointly by Gateshead Council and the health service in partnership with parents and carers. It will help us to make sure that we are providing the sort of services that families have told us they need. It will be reviewed every 12 months so that it continues to reflect the views and needs of families living in Gateshead.

Gateshead SEND and Local Offer Information

Please find below our report that outlines the support for SEN that you can expect from us at Oakfield.

SEN and Inclusion Policy 2018

SEN Information Report

Infant School Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator: Mrs Ackerley 

Junior School Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator: Mrs Simpson 

Disabled Access

The schools are not fully accessible to children with physical difficulties as both schools are built on a steeply sloped site and there are many steps and stairs. Disabled Access to the school playing field is limited

The following facilities are available for pupils and their parents/carers with physical difficulties:

  • Disabled parking bays
  • Accessible toilets- at ground level at Oakfield Infant School and at ground and first floor level at Oakfield Junior School
  • Induction loop for hearing aid users
  • Contrast edging and dual height rails on internal/external stairs –Oakfield  Infant School
  • Contrast edging on external stairs –Oakfield Junior School
  • Accessible break area
  • Accessible dining area
  • A private room for administration of medication


A risk assessment is carried out and personal evacuation plan will be drawn up for all pupils with physical difficulties. All staff working with the student will be made aware of the plan. We have an Accessibility Policy which is available on this website.


Executive Head Teacher: Mrs J Jacques
Head of Infant School: Mrs C Ackerley
Head of Junior School: Mr M Thompson

Infant School
0191 487 0354
SENCo: Mrs Ackerley
Admin Officer: Mrs Gair

Junior School
Tel: 0191 433 4086
SENCo: Mrs Simpson
Admin Officer: Mrs Routledge

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