Welcome from the SENCO

Here at Longtown Primary, we offer an inclusive education to all children. The school has a policy of early identification of needs and prides itself on the high-quality response it provides.

We aim to give our pupils, parents and families the strongest voice and actively collaborate together to provide the best possible provision for our pupils with Special Educational Needs.

Our staff are experienced in supporting pupils with specific conditions such as Autism, ADHD, Dyslexia, Dyspraxia and many more. We are fortunate to have a strong team of teaching assistants to facilitate specific programmes of intervention both in class and in small group support. Working together, we aim to help every child to reach their full potential.

We recognise and value the need for a full range of educational and pastoral support, and as such Cumbria Education Trust has a dedicated welfare team. In addition to our SENCO, Assistant SENCo and Learning Support staff this team includes: Education and Welfare Officers (EWOs), Family Learning Mentors, Safeguarding Officers, Family Connector Project and other specialists in the pastoral field.  We also have regular visits from a counsellor and have excellent links with outside agencies.

We are proud to have a dedicated Nurture Room within our school called ‘The Ark’ this has been designed to support emotional wellbeing and is used to deliver interventions across school including Lego therapy, drawing and talking, sensory circuits, emotion coaching and feeling detectives. 

If you would like to make an appointment to discuss your child’s needs or find out more about the provision here at Longtown Primary, please telephone the school office on 01228 791203 or admin@longtownprimary.cumbria.sch.uk


Please see our SEND Information Report and local offer for details on how we can support with SEND

The Local Offer is a directory of all of the services available within Cumbria. To access this please click here.

The website for the Cumbria SEND Improvement website is available here.


The member of staff with responsibility for co-ordinating Special Educational Need within the school is: 

Kimberley Simpson, Longtown Primary School SENCO

Gayle Storey, Longtown Primary School SEND ASSISTANT

01228 791203


Mrs Sue Newstead, Director of Learning Provision, Cumbria Education Trust