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 Local Offer (PDF)

Gateshead Council Local Offer webpage

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

St-Philip Neri SEN Information Report 2018 -19



The Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENCo) is Mrs V Douglass who can be contacted by calling the school on 0191 460 4378.


Disabled Access


The school recognises that many of its students, visitors and staff, whether disabled or otherwise, have individual needs when using the school and its facilities.  In light of this we have the following

  • Step – free access
  • Disabled parking bays
  • Accessible toilets
  • Accessible break areas
  • Accessible dining area
  • A private room for administration of medication
  • Automatic Fire Doors which allow free movement around the school building.

A risk assessment 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 Equality Policy and an Accessibility Plan which is available on the website.

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