Support for families

Gosforth Central Middle School aims to offer support, when needed, for all pupils and their families.

Please feel free to contact us via email, a phone call or pop in to school to arrange a meeting.  Form teachers are the first point of contact.

For advice about special educational needs and family services please contact:

  • Lisa Proudlock (SENCo)
  • Marianne Good (Head of Inclusion)

We can also sign post you to other specialist services.  Please find links to local services below.

Newcastle Support Directory (Local Offer)

Parents can find impartial and useful advice and services available on the Local Offer website.

Newcastle Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Information, Advice and Support Service provide information, advice and support at any stage of a child or young person’s education, and can arrange an Independent Supporter for families in the process of getting an Education Health and Care Plan.

Contact: Judith Lane, Newcastle SEND Information, Advice and Support Service Lead SpecialistTelephone: 0191 284 0480        E-mail:

Northeast Special Needs Network

Northeast Special Needs Network supports families with disabled children/young people from birth to 25 years.  Family Advice Workers provide practical, targeted support tailored to each family.


Alan Shearer Centre

The Alan Shearer Centre is a specialist, respite, residential and social facility for people with complex disabilities and acute sensory impairments.


Tim Lamb Children’s Centre

Pathways 4 All is a registered charity which provides social and recreational activities for children with disabilities and additional needs within North Tyneside and the surrounding areas. The Tim Lamb Children’s Centre is based in the Rising Sun Country Park, Benton, North Tyneside.


National Autistic Society