This is the SEND Portal for South Tyneside. It is full of really useful information on all aspects of SEND. The LA set up this Portal so that everyone involved in working with children and young people with SEND, families, carers and the young people themselves can access a wide range of really useful information with ease.

The SEND Portal is an integral part of our SEND Strategy. Over the past year there has been extensive training for parents, staff in schools, colleges, governors, early years settings (PVI’s and Children Centres), child minders and a range of multi-disciplinary stakeholders.

The LA SEND Team also use the Portal to update and share new forms and guidance. All training materials from all the training sessions are on the Portal and staff are really keen to share their best practice examples.




We would like to keep the Portal up to date and if you want to share any practice or inform schools/settings of events then please contact:

Rachael Hood – rachael.hood@southtyneside.gov.uk




With Best Wishes

Andy Ritchie

Service Manager: SEND, Access and Inclusion

Rachael Hood

Area Wide SENCo