How do we involve other agencies in meeting pupils’ needs and how do we support families?
We engage with a range of education, health and care services to support children's individual needs.
At present, these include but are not exclusive to, the following agencies:
Educational Psychology Service; Advisory Service for Visual and Hearing Needs; Early Years SEND Support Team; Speech and Language Therapy; Paediatricians at the Edwin Lobo Centre; Play Therapist; Family Support Team; School Nurse; Occupational Therapy; Physiotherapy; The Jigsaw Centre; Brainbow; Specialist Teacher for Children with Down Syndrome; ASD Advisory Service; Medical Needs Team and CHUMS.
The SENDCo can make referrals to external agencies, with parental consent, to receive additional support for a child. The advice we receive is implemented in school by the child’s class teacher. The class teacher or SENDCo may accompany a parent/carer and child when attending an appointment with another professional to support families if requested.