Our Special Educational Needs Inclusion Team (SENIT) consists of three teams; the 0-3 Portage Service, the Low Incidence Needs Team (LINT) and the High Incidence Needs Team (HINT).
Portage referrals are usually made by Health professionals and are reviewed at the Gateshead o-4 Referral meetings. These meetings are held once a fortnight during term-time and are chaired by SENIT Managers. The meetings are attended by a wide range of professionals across Gateshead from education, health and social care.
Referrals to HINT are usually made by schools/settings, with parent/carer permission.
Referrals to LINT are usually made by Health professionals, but can also be made by schools/settings and parents/carers.
You can find referral forms by visiting the Information for Practitioners webpage.
High Incidence Needs Team (HINT)
The High Incidence Needs Team (HINT) consists of teachers and teaching assistants who are specialists in the areas of: Autistic Spectrum Condition...
Low Incidence Needs Team (LINT)
The Low Incidence Needs Team (LINT) includes the areas of hearing impairment, vision impairment and multi-sensory impairment. LINT provides support...
Portage is a home-based teaching service for pre-school children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) and their families. Portage...