Special Education Needs

A Special Needs Code of practice gives practical guidance on how to identify and assess children with special educational needs.  All early education settings, state schools and LEA’s must take account of this code when they are dealing with children who have special educational needs.


We have a copy of the Code of Practice in school for parents to look at and we have a guide for parents and carers published by the DfES which is available for parents who need it.

There are also Parent Partnership Services who can help. The telephone number for Northumberland is:01670 533694


The schools co-ordinator for special needs is Mrs Long and the governor responsible is Dr Gill Drake.
We follow the Code of Practice given to us and our policy is available on request.  Our aim is to provide children with special needs with individual educations plans with clear targets towards which they can work.


Whatever a child’s learning difficulty we hope that they can develop their full potential in a positive, caring learning atmosphere.


The school uses a variety of strategic resources to identify Special Educational Needs, ie teacher observation, parental observation, child’s own perceptions, pre-school information from Health Authorities and standardised public screens.  The intellectual, physical and social development of each child will be assessed and appropriate provision be made based on the assessment.  This will be reviewed on a regular basis in consultation with parents and other relevant bodies.

School Choir

Wylam First School choir is open to all children in Years 2, 3 and 4. We meet every Friday lunchtime (12.30 - 1:00) in the nursery classroom. We sing a wide variety of songs and the emphasis is always on having fun. We have performed at a wide variety of venues throughout the North East. Read more about it here.