How does the Local Academy Board involve other bodies, including health and social services bodies, local authority support services and voluntary organisations in meeting the needs of children with SEND and in supporting the families of such children?
External support services play an important part in helping school identify, assess and make provision for children with special educational needs. Our school receives regular visits from a member of the Educational Psychology Service. In addition, school may seek advice from specialist advisory teachers for children with sensory impairment or physical/medical difficulties or social communication difficulties, such as the school nurse or specialist nurses eg epilepsy
The speech and language therapy and occupational therapy services (NHS) involved with individual children support school in the implementation of specific programmes and contribute to the monitoring of progress and reviews of children.
School maintains links with child health services, children’s social care services and education welfare services to ensure that all relevant information is considered when making provision for our children with SEND.