Who might help my child to meet their needs?

For all children the person who will work with them the most to meet their needs will be their class teacher who will work with them to provide work at a challenging but accessible level on a daily basis. In addition to this the school works alongside a wide range of different agencies and organisations to provide more specialist support. These agencies are chosen based on the needs which we identify of each child.

If your child is involved in work with these agencies you will be informed/asked for permission, invited to contribute to the professionals understanding of that child and informed with updates and outcomes from this work.

Within our school we work with a wide range of agencies/specialists and a detail of these (although not exhaustive since we constantly review our links) is provided below:



Specialist Service Area of Need Method of Referral Possible Format of Support Review Process
Educational Psychologist

- Cognition and Learning

- Communication and Interaction

-Sensory and/or physical

via SENCO

- Observations and assessments to inform advice

- On going meetings where needed

- Provide training to staff

Following implementations of recommendations the impact is analysed half termly
Speech and Language Therapists -- Communication and Interaction via SENCO or via NHS (ie health visitor)

- Assessment of needs

- Ongoing therapy

- Planned reviews

SENCO is in regular discussions with Therapist.

Children reviewed on individual basis

CAMHS (Child and Adult Mental Health Services)

- Cognition and Learning

- Communication and Interaction

- Social, emotional and mental health difficulties

via GP

- Assessment of need

- Diagnosis of some SEN

- Support and advice to school to help meet needs

- Ongoing support to parents/pupils

Timelines dictated by CAMHS
Occupational Therapy - Sensory and/or physical needs via SENCO - Activities prescribed to be conducted at school/home Any planned session are usually for a set number of weeks and include planned review times.
School Nurse - Sensory and/or physical needs Via SENCO/PSA - Provide advice and further referrals Reviewed as needed

In addition to these external support services the school also runs two Nurture Classes.


Specialist Service Area of Need Method of referral Possible formats of support Review Process
Key Stage One Nurture Class

- Communication and Interaction

- Social, emotional and mental health difficulties

Within school via SENCO

Provision half a day each day

Activities directed towards addressing identified areas of need

Progress monitored through Boxall Profile. 12 weekly reviews
Key Stage Nurture Base Communication and Interaction
- Social, emotional and mental health difficulties
Within school via SENCO

Length and content of provision is planned according needs of individuals

Curriculum based on cross curricular work with planned opportunities to meet social needs.

Progress monitored through Boxall Profile. 12 weekly reviews
Oasis - Cognition and Learning SLT - small group, high adult ratio teaching (daily) Termly
A Place to Be - Social, emotional and mental health difficulties

SLT/ PSA

Self referral

- Individual counselling

- Group support

- Parental support

As assessed by counsellor in conjunction with school staff
Behaviour Consultant All areas SENCO

- Observations

- Staff support

- Consultation with parents

Each piece of work is specific to the needs of a child