The school enjoys good working relationships with a wide range of people who provide services to children with SEND and their families, particularly when a child is demonstrating further cause for concern or their learning need is more complex and persistent.
The external specialists may:
- Act in an advisory capacity
- Extend expertise of school staff
- Provide additional assessment
- Support a child directly
- Suggest statutory assessment is advisable
- Consult with all parties involved with the child
Currently we are working with:
- Durham SEND Information, Advice and Support Service
- Special Educational Needs – Inclusion Team
- Learning Difficulties and Disability Support Service
- Autistic Spectrum Disorder Support Group
- Crisis Response
- CAMHS Assessment Team
- Durham Movement Difficulties Service
- Sensory and Physical Team
- Social, Emotional and Mental Health Services
- Core Assets
- One Point Children’s Services
- Speech and Language (SALSP)
- EPC – Educational and Psychological Consultants
You can find further information or contact details for a wide range of services on the County Durham Families Information Site
We work with a number of other agencies to meet individual needs fully:
- Medical Practitioners
- Educational Social Workers
- The Education Welfare Service
- Health Agencies and medical professionals
- We employ a counsellor to support children as needed
In addition, we have a School Chaplain, who is based at St Anne’s and can provide support to families as needed.
At each step in the process, parents and carers are involved. All of the professionals we work with meet with parents and carers to gain their views and feedback their findings. They offer support and advice to ensure that the support we provide in school is also provided at home.
If you would like to discuss your SEND requirements in detail please contact the school to arrange an appointment.