Cognition and Learning

Our School


Cognition and Learning Needs

Moderate Learning Difficulties (MLD), Specific Learning Difficulties ( SpLD)

  • We access the expertise and advice of the Special Educational Needs Teaching and Support Service (SENTASS) to ensure the needs of children are clearly identified.
  •  We provide small group support with a focus on literacy or numeracy skills, depending on need.
  •  We use intervention programmes to improve literacy or numeracy skills- e.g Read Write Inc, Word Wasp, Toe by Toe, Nessie, Barrington-Stokes Books, Power of 2 and Numicon.
  • We provide resources to support children with specific needs- e.g. coloured overlays and reading rulers to help with reading for our dyslexic children.
  • We are also currently employing a specialised Dyslexia teacher, who works with children on a weekly basis.

St Mark's Catholic Primary School is part of the Bishop Bewick Catholic Education Trust

A company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales under company registration number No 7841435.

Registered Office: Fenham Hall Drive, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE4 9YH