Come to our next meeting and let us know what you are interested in, swap some top tips and generally chat to like-minded colleagues.

​ "They are very informal and a chance to chat and discuss any issues we feel are relevant at the time. We mostly to disuss new paperwork for example support plans, but we also talk about things like interventions that have been successful and  how we record and analyse data. We help support new sencos to the north shields schools.

We try to meet at different schools if we have the chance to have a look around, looking at displays and intervention areas."

Jade Potter, NY Primary

The next dates are

  • Wednesday 20th April 1.30pm at Spring Gardens Primary School
  • Wednesday 15th June at 1.30pm Venue TBC
  • Wednesday 21st September 1.30pm at New York Primary school

 We look at and discuss various areas of mental health. Come along and join in - all welcome! 





  Anger management 

  Fetal Alcohol Syndrome



  Play Therapy 

North Shields Collaborative

Teaching School Alliance

Useful links:

Tyneside and Northumberland Mind - Offer advice, guidance and support on mental health issues in our region. Stuart Dexter, the Chief Exec, is always ready to talk about the services we offer and potential for developing projects in the region. Tina Hilpert is the Youth Development Worker, also great to talk to.  Can be contacted on 0191 477 4545. The website is, loads of good info on there including the Mood Tracker app which is really easy to download and use.

Streetwise - Organisation based in Newcastle that offers support, advice and guidance to 13-25 year olds. Holds drop-ins, sexual health advice, 1-1 counselling (including on line counselling) and group support. Contact is 0191 230 5400, website is Take self referrals from young people but will need parental consent if under 13.

Golden Tree CIC - Offer evidence based training in the north east. School orientated courses include Youth Mental Health First Aid, The FRIENDS programme and Laughter Yoga! Contact there is Simon Richardson (fantastic trainer, worked alongside him on MHFA training) on

Place 2 Be -  Offer services in primary and secondary schools, tailored to the individual needs of the school. Includes 1-1 counselling and group support to children, guidance to teachers and parents. Services are commissioned by schools often using pupil premium. Website is Really good website again!

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Welcome to our Senco Network page.

Jade Potter from New York Primary School holds regular teachmeets for Sencos to informally discuss challenges, opportunities and issues that are currently effecting us all today. She invites guest speakers from a variety of organisations and agencies to doQ&A sessions