At St Bernadette’s school, we have high aspirations of children with special educational needs and disabilities. They are known, valued members of their community. Our vision for them is to fulfil their potential through enjoying, achieving and celebrating their learning through a quality education matched appropriately to their particular needs.

Please click the button below to see our SEN policy from our school policies page

Local Offer to children with SEN

What does St Bernadette’s offer children with special educational needs?


St Bernadette’s Primary School, a Catholic Voluntary Academy, Special Educational Needs and Disabilities SEND Local Offer is attached.  It clarifies:

  • Identification of needs
  • Support
  • Curriculum
  • Accessibility
  • Parental Involvement
  • Overall Well Being
  • Specialist Services
  • Staff Training
  • Activities outside of school
  • Transition to next school
  • SEND Resources
The SEND Local Offer is attached below – it also explains what St. Bernadette’s offers to all children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities.

Useful Links

The following links may prove helpful and provide information regarding any help or assistance you may require regarding children with Special Educational Needs.


Middlesbrough Local Authority – SEN

The SEND Assessment Team 0-25 deals with many aspects relating to inclusive education.

Middlesbrough Local Offer

Middlesbrough’s Local Offer supports children and young people with special educational needs and/or disabilities aged 0–25 and their families.

Independent Parental Special Education Advice (IPSEA)

IPSEA offers independent legally based advice, support and training to help get the right education for children and young people with special educational needs.

Special Needs Jungle

Special Needs Jungle creates easy to understand resources, articles and information for parents and carers of children with special needs, disabilities and health conditions to better enable them to navigate the special needs system.