“Ayresome Primary School prides itself on its Inclusion. We embrace all children, regardless of any additional needs and strive to provide a challenging and engaging curriculum, irrespective of ability.”

We have a dedicated Inclusion team who work closely together, alongside all staff to support our children and their families. Miss Hart is the Assistant Head Teacher responsible for Inclusion, Miss Ogden is the SENDCo responsible for Key Stage 2 and Mrs Barker is the SENDCo responsible for Key Stage 1 and Early Years. We have a range of highly-trained support staff to work with children across the school and are extremely fortunate to have a dedicated Social, Emotional and Mental Health Higher Level Teaching Assistant, Mrs Tidy, who is also a fully-qualified Emotional Literacy Support Assistant. If you have concerns regarding your child’s needs please contact your child’s class teacher in the first instance, who is best placed to have the most up-to-date information about your child and who can work closely with you to support your child’s learning. Following this, if appropriate, one of the Inclusion team may become involved in the support of your child. At which point, through discussion with you, your child would then be placed on our Special Educational Needs and Disabilities register.


We will…

  • Work with you to identify and support any additional needs your child may have.
  • Work with class teachers to monitor the progress of all pupils.
  • Ensure all children have full access to the National Curriculum.
  • Remove barriers to learning so that all children can make progress.
  • Refer to and work with outside agencies when needed.
  • Create a learning environment where all children are valued and everyone’s voice is heard.

External Support

We work with a range of outside agencies, including:

Speech and Language

Educational Psychology

Occupational Therapy

Children and Adults Mental Health Service

Hearing Impaired team

Visually impaired team

Ethnic Minority Achievement Team

We also facilitate other outside agencies for support when requested.

Useful Links:

Middlesbrough Local Authority Local Offer

Special Educational Needs Code of Practice

Information about Education, Health Care Plans

Some other useful websites: