The school prides itself in its ability to offer and successfully deliver a full curriculum that is inclusive to all children, irrespective of need. The SEND team work closely with all of the teaching staff and, as a result, are able to support children with a wide range of academic, physical and social needs. This may be in the form of classroom based support or withdrawn support, often in small group or one-to-one sessions using resources from within the school and from the support services within the Authority.

The school maintains very close working relationships with children, staff, parents and other agencies. Indeed, partnership with parents is of the utmost importance.


SEND Policy 2020-21

SEND Complaints Procedure

SEND Information Report 2020

Together for Children SEND Ranges 

The ranges will provide a framework for all professionals working with the pupil and will give clarity for parents and families in terms of what their child’s needs are and what they will receive to support this. They have been made using all agencies in Sunderland and with additional outside advice so it will hopefully mean children across the authority will receive consistent and targeted support to suit their needs. We endeavour to place our children within The Ranges in Autumn Term 2019 and you are welcome to discuss this with your child’s class teacher or a member of the SEND team at your next review meeting, or before by making an appointment. You can download a copy of the SEND ranges here. A parent guide to The SEND Ranges can be found at 

 We held an information meeting for parents regarding The SEN Ranges; find our powerpoint here


With the recent Coronavirus outbreak, we understand that some children with SEN and their parents may need some additional support. Please do not hestitate to contact your child's teacher or a member of the SEND Team. There is also some handy ideas and information on the NSPCC website.  



To view how Sunderland Local Authority can support your child if they have SEND, view Sunderland's Local Offer page.

To view Biddick Primary's SEND information report and local offer, please click here


Sunderland Parent Carer support can be found here


If parents wish a child with SEND to be admitted to Biddick Primary School,  the school adheres to the Local Authority Admissions Policy. Information can be found here

Admissions arrangements for children with an EHCP








 We encourage you to speak to your child's class teacher or a member of the Special Education Needs and Disability Team if you have any questions or concerns. You can contact us via school telephone 0191 4151510, or by email, our addresses are in the SEND information report or SEND Policy.
Inclusion Manager - Mrs G Johnston  
EYFS/KS1 SENCO - Miss C Baggott   
KS2 SENCO - Mrs M Booth   

We have tried to gather together some information that might be of use to you if your child has Special Educational Needs or Disabilities. If you are aware of any other useful websites, please let us know and we will try to include a link to them.

 Office for Advice, Assistance, Support and Information on Special Needs

Special Educational Needs and Disability- SEND

Mental Health Support

Sunderland CAMHS


Family Education website

National Attention Deficit Disorder Information and Support Service (ADDISS)


The Dyspraxia Foundation Family


Tourettes Action UK


National Autistic Society
Autism Independent UK

Sunderland Autism Outreach Team


British Dyslexia Association


The British Epilepsy Association

Visual Impairment:

Royal Institute for the Blind

Hearing Impairment:

Action on Hearing Loss

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: