Tyne and Wear
Doxford Park Way
Phone: 0191 5280440
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What is SENhub?
SENhub was set up by Sunningdale School to provide teachers, parents and carers with training and advice about enhancing the educational experience of children with special educational needs. We work with those teachers and parents whose children are in both mainstream education and those attending special needs schools.
The SENhub is also the venue through which we host our unique Initial Teacher Training (ITT) course in partnership with the University of Northumbria for those wishing to train to be teachers in Specialist settings and provisions. This course is virtually unique and one of only a few in the entire country.
The school works with an extensive range of professionals with a view to ensuring that the best support and care available is offered to the pupils and their families.
Courses and sessions include Makaton, Intensive Integration, Personalised Planning, Mental Health First Aid, Attention Autism and the Thrive Approach. Many of these interventions have potential application in the education of all children including those within mainstream schools. Roughly one in six children have recognised special educational needs such as behavioural, emotional and social difficulties; speech, language and communications needs; hearing, visual or multi-sensory impairment; physical disabilities and autistic spectrum disorders.
Working with its partners and through ongoing programmes of research and development, the school has devised a range of learning interventions which it shares though events and workshops. To make the value of this experience available to as many children presenting learning needs as possible, the SENhub was established.
Many of these events and workshops take place in our dedicated training spaces , the Nest and the Hive, which are available to other organisations working for children with special needs.