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Newcastle SEND Advice and Support Allocation Panel (SEND ASAP)

Newcastle SEND Advice and Support Allocation Panel (SEND ASAP)

Newcastle's Graduated Response to meeting special educational needs includes the SEND Advice and Support Allocation Panel (ASAP).

The intention of services available through SEN ASAP is to provide free specialist advice and guidance to support mainstream inclusion.

These services are available to mainstream schools within Newcastle City Council Local Authority:

Please note, there will be a charge to private and independent schools wishing to access services through SEN ASAP.

The SEN ASAP also considers applications made for Individual Pupil Support Funding.

Please see the SEN ASAP Terms of Reference and the guidance and information forms in the documents section of this page. The link to requesting support from SEND ASAP is below.

You can click here for a link to the online form where you can request support from SEND ASAP.

Take a look at our Biteable video below to find out more about the Graduated Response.

The Graduated Response November 2023 - Includes the Social, Emotional and Mental Health Service Service



Please see this document for more information: 

The Graduated Response Explained


SEND ASAP RELAUNCH June 2022 Presentations

Introduction to SEND ASAP, Deanne Taylor, Head of SEND

The Green Paper and the Graduated Response, Cath Hitchen, DfE SEND Adviser

School Effectiveness Team, Sue Alexander, SEND Adviser

SEND ASAP, Angela Gemmell, Manager, SEND Outreach Service

SEND ASAP, Introduction to the teams supporting school age CYP

SEND ASAP Educational Psychology Service

SEND ASAP Sir Charles Parsons

SEND Outreach Service, Specific Learning Disabilities Team

SEND Outreach Service, Support Workers

SEND Support Workers Record of Action

Trinity SEMH support for primary schools

Hadrian School Outreach support


Case Studies

SEND ASAP Early Years Case Study

SEND ASAP Archibald First School Case Study

SEND ASAP Cheviot Primary Case Study

SEND ASAP Secondary Communication and Interaction Case Study

SEND Outreach Service Communication and Interaction Case Study 

SEND Outreach Service SEMH Case Study





Guidance for transitions

Gosforth Junior High Academy Transition Booklet September 2022

Key Stage 1 Transition Booklet

SEND Outreach Service- Communication and Interaction Team Transition Support

Top tips for transition from first to middle and primary/middle to high school for Autistic pupils


Who to contact

0191 277 8829
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