Which other services do we use to provide support for pupils with SEND?

The following services are used by our school to help to provide the most effective support for your child's needs. They will carry out assessments and work closely with the school to plan provision and will regularly visit the staff and pupils on their caseload.

  • Advisory Teaching Service (ATS) : Support pupils with identified difficulties such as Autistic Spectrum Disorders, learning difficulties or physical disability. Only usually work with pupils who have a diagnosis or Statement/Education Health Care Plan.

  • Speech and Language Therapy (SALT): Support pupils with a Speech and/or Language difficulty.

  • Occupational Therapy (OT): Assess pupils with physical disabilities or co-ordination difficulties.

  • Physiotherapy: Assess pupils who have a physical disability.

  • Educational Psychologists (EP): Assess pupils who are not making progress despite interventions or pupils who are applying for an Education Health Care Plan.

  • Pupil Referral Service (PRS): If your child has a difficulty in conforming to normal behaviour expectations the school will plan intervention that is individual to your child’s needs. The school will try to avoid exclusion where ever possible. If your child needs a higher level of behaviour support the school may involve the Pupil Referral Service (PRS) who will offer more specialist services.

  • School Nurse: Assess children for a range of medical or physical needs and refer them onto the appropriate agencies.

IMPORTANT: Your child will only be referred to these services with your consent. You will receive copies of any reports or assessments carried out by other professionals.