Intervention Team

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



  • Mrs C McGrady – 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 P Lee


Mrs McGrady holds additional qualifications in SEND:-

  • Post Graduate Certificate in Dyslexia and Literacy ATS
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Dyslexia and Literacy AMBDA
  • Assessment Practising Certificate –PATOSS
  • Numbers Count Accredited Teacher – Edge Hill University


Mrs McGrady is the link teacher for the Boosting Reading@Primary School Intervention.


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
  • Dr John Adrian-Vallance – 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