At Hetton-le-Hole Nursery School we aim to provide a secure and caring environment where we can meet the needs of every child. We welcome all children in the community and ensure that they all have the opportunity to fulfil their potential and to participate in all areas of school life, including access to the Early Years Curriculum.

All Sunderland Local Authority (LA) maintained schools have a similar approach to meeting the needs of pupils with Special Educational Needs and are supported by the LA to ensure that all pupils, regardless of their specific needs, make the best possible progress in school.

All schools are supported to be as inclusive as possible, with the needs of pupils with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) being met in a mainstream setting wherever possible.

The broad areas of SEND need are:

  • Communication and Interaction
  • Cognition and Learning
  • Social, Emotional and Mental Health Difficulties
  • Sensory and/or Physical

 If you would like any specific information about SEND at Hetton-le-Hole nursery school please speak to Ruth Williamson (SENDCO) on:

0191 5171770 or email

You may also find the information you need within the documents below;

Hetton-le-Hole Nursery SEND information report

Hetton-le-Hole Nursery SEND policy 

Education, Health and Care Plan Information

Parent Partnership Service

Accessibility Plan (paper copies available from the school office)

Our SEND governor is Mrs Stacey Egan. Mrs Egan works with the Headteacher/ SENDCO to ensure that the best support is available to all children within our School.


We also work closely with Helen Snowball our school Educational Psychologist. She works in our school on a termly basis alongside our SENDco, 

Click here to find out more about the work Helen does. 


Hetton-le-hole Nursery School