Links with other Professionals/Staff expertise

We have access to a broad range of services to support our children with SEND, which include: 

Health services:

  • Speech and Language Therapy

  • Occupational Therapy

  • Physiotherapy

  • CAHMS (Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service)

  • School Nursing


Team Educational Specialists:

  • Educational Psychology

  • SENIT (Special Educational Needs and Inclusion Team)

  • STARS (Specialist Training in Autism and Raising Standards)


Staff Training

  • The school SENCO attends termly network meetings within the cluster and city to keep abreast of current issues regarding SEND and to share good practice.

  • Our Speech and Language Therapist offers regular support & training to staff to deliver individual programmes for children.

  • Staff receive regular in-house training in SEND procedures and policies. 

  • Staff attend training and refresher training to support any published interventions which they carry out with children.

  • All staff have received L1 Autism awareness training.

  • Within the staff, we also have members who:


  • Have received L3 Autism training

  • Have received training in using the Autism Progression Framework

  • Are trained in using basic Makaton

  • Have a basic awareness of British Sign Language 

  • Have received training in how to use B Squared (a small-steps assessment tool for children with SEND)

  • Have received Dyslexia training


The school is fully committed to providing staff with continued professional development, which includes training in areas of special educational needs and/or disabilities.

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