Miss Sharrock (Assistant Headteacher)

I am the Special Educational Needs & Disability Co-ordinator (SENDCO). I am passionate about helping all children to reach their full potential and develop into extraordinary young people. My role is all about supporting children to have the best learning experience during their time at Northbrook Primary Academy and making sure their needs are met. I work with the child, parents, teachers and the pastoral team to help with strategies to support the individual child. I regularly meet with staff, children and their families to discuss what support they need and challenge and support them in their learning journey.

Director of SEND

Mrs Adams 

My name is Christine Adams. I am the Director of SEND, working alongside Headteachers and senior leaders across the Endeavour Learning Trust. I have been a senior leader in five different schools, including being a Headteacher and an Executive Headteacher and as such have have gained significant experience of successfully leading and developing whole school improvement. 

Miss Sharrock can be contacted by email via 


At Northbrook, we provide first-class support for all of our childrens' learning within the classroom setting allowing all children to make good progress. Our learning support team have expertise in all areas of learning needs. We offer quality support for a range of difficulties, including:

  • Specific Learning Difficulties including Dyslexia, Dyspraxia  
  • Moderate Learning Difficulties 
  • Physical Difficulties – including Visual & Hearing Impairments and other Health related medical difficulties 
  • EAL students 
  • Social, Emotional & Mental Health Difficulties – eg ASD, ADHD etc 

We currently provide extra support through:

  • Social, Emotional and Mental Health support through the work of the Inclusion Co-ordinator, Mrs Cole, and via external agencies such as Children & Families Well-Being Service. 
  • IT provision for those students with handwriting difficulties or difficulties with fine motor skills  
  • We liaise closely with external agencies such as CAMHS (Child & Adolescent Mental Health Services), Occupational Therapy, Speech and Language Therapy, Educational Psychologists and the School Nurse Team. 

As SENDCO, Miss Sharrock works closely with teachers to offer support with strategies for interventions with children. Subject based intervention is usually provided by specialist teaching staff, although most intervention takes place within the teaching classroom. 

When a child requires SEN support a Targeted Learning Plan is designed for them. This is developed with parents and gives teachers strategies to support them as an individual in lessons and describes the targets the child  is working to achieve.

SEND Information

The Lancashire SEND Partnership was formed following the Ofsted and the Care Quality Commission (CQC) joint inspection of special educational needs and disability (SEND) services in our local area.

The partnership brings together all the agencies in Lancashire which provide the SEND services for children, young people, their parents and carers. It ensures everybody can work together to provide the best outcomes for children, young people and their families, with representatives who use the service.

For further information and regular updates about the changes taking place please see the SEND local offer websiteview their event listings on Eventbrite or view their Facebook page.

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