SEN and Disabilities Information

Special Education Needs & Disabilities (SEND) Information

Our education provision within mainstream Duke’s Secondary School caters for pupils with moderate learning needs.

The NCEA Duke’s School SEND Information Report (available below) provides information on what services children, young people and their families can expect through Duke’s School, including education, health and social care.  Knowing what is available gives you more choice and therefore more control over what support is right for your child.

They provide information on a number of things, including:

  • special educational provision
  • health provision
  • social care provision
  • other educational provision
  • leisure opportunities


Click on the links below to view information for each of these areas:

This is our guide for parents/carers relating to special educational needs and disabilities information for 2021.

The NCEA Duke’s School SEND Information Report has been written to explain how we can meet the special educational needs of young people and their families, and takes into account the following documents:

NCEA SEND Secondary Information Report

Duke’s SEND Policy

Duke’s Accessibility Statement

Special educational needs and disability code of practice: 0 to 25 years (January 2015)

Disability Discrimination Act 1995

Equality Act 2010

Other policies are available on the NCEA Trust website.  Please click here to visit.

These pages provide information and advice about the services for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) and their families living in Northumberland.

This is described as the Local Offer.

Northumberland SEND Local Offer

SEND Contacts

Mrs Jill Collin is SENDCo for Duke’s Secondary School and is responsible for the special educational needs of mainstream learners in the school. Mrs Collin can be can be contacted on 01670 816111 (Ext 303). If you would like to arrange a meeting, please telephone for an appointment.

SEND enquiries and support can also be directed to the following contacts:

Duke’s Secondary School: 01670 816111


Safeguarding concerns should be raised with the Duke’s School Designated Safeguarding Lead, Mrs Jeanette Gadsby, who can be contacted on 01670 816111.

Learner Welfare Team

The NCEA Trust also support learners in all our schools socially through the Learner Welfare Team, a central service working with families in all NCEA schools around attendance and early help.  Contact the Learner Welfare Team by telephoning 01670 816111 (Ext. 367) or e-mail