As part of the government’s reforms around special educational needs (SEN) and with the introduction of the new code of Practice in September 2014, local authorities are required to publish a local offer showing the support available to disabled children and young people and those with SEN and their families and carers.


The link below will take you to a booklet produced jointly by Gateshead Council and the health service in partnership with parents and carers. It outlines the services available within the local authority. It will be reviewed every twelve months so that it continues to reflect the views and needs of families living in Gateshead.


Gateshead Council Local Offer Information (PDF)


Please find below our report that outlines the support for SEN that you can expect from us at St Joseph’s Infants.

Click on the links below to find all the necessary information regarding identification, assessment, involving parents, ARMs provision, support and transition.


SEND Information Report

SEND Policy

Disability and Discrimination Policy

Disability Equality Scheme


Should you have any queries regarding SEN provision at our school please contact us on 0191 4102324





St Joseph’s Infant School is an old style building which has been adapted to accommodate the needs of the children and others who use the building, with full accessibility to all areas for children. There is an upper floor to the staff areas but it is not necessary for pupils to go up to this area.


Access to all classrooms leads from a long, wide corridor and the playground is accessible from three doors at various points along the corridor.


There is also an accessible toilet in the corridor.