SEND and Equality Information


St Columba’s Catholic Primary School has a named SENDCO, Mrs C Harman, who is responsible for SEND.

St. Columba’s Catholic Primary School have adopted the Bishop Bewick Catholic Education Trust SEND policy which as been developed in consultation with SENDCOs, headteachers and trustees from across the trust.

Please click here for the full SEND Policy

Other relevant documentation relating to Equality data, information and objectives:

View our School Equality Data for 2020 – 2021 here

View our School Equality Data for 2019 – 2020 here

View our School Equality Information here

SEND Information Report

The Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) Local Offer sets out the support and services that are available for children and young people aged 0-25 years across North Tyneside.

Click here to view our SEND Information Report 

Further information on available local offer services is available on the North Tyneside website here.

Intervention Team

The St Columba’s Intervention team are made up of the following members of staff:


  • Mrs C Harman – Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator
  • Teaching Assistants who are trained in a range of Interventions including 1st Class@Number, Success@Arithmetic, Boosting Reading@Primary School (BRP) and BLAST.
  • Tracy Anderson – Next Step Wellbeing – School Counselling Service
  • The link governor for SEND is Mrs C Coltman

Outside agencies who are involved with the school may provide specific programmes of intervention or work in the school to support individual pupils these include :-

  • Sue Wilson – Language and Communication Team
  • Victoria Harper – Educational Psychology Service
  • Joanne Johnson – Speech and Language Therapist
  • Kate Nesbitt – Sensory Support Team

Visiting staff from:

  • CAMHs
  • North Tyneside Dyslexia Team
  • Silverdale outreach team
  • School Nursing Service
  • The Locality Team