Who are the other people who have direct contact with SEND pupils in the school?

We are a very unique school, as we have a specialist provision for children with a diagnosis of ASD.  We also accomodate the Compass Specialist Provision for children with SEMH difficulties.  Places in both of these provisions are allocated through a strict panel process.  We utilise the expertise of the staff who support these children both in these specialist classes and across the mainstream school, where appropriate.

In order to support these children and our mainstream children, we have a full time Learning Mentor, who support children throughout the school.  We also have a Family Support Worker, who works directly with families to improve outcomes for all.

We also seek advice and support from outside agencies such as STEPS, ASD Outreach, Waterside Outreach, Education Psychologist, CAMHS, Music Therapy, Amber Light Counselling, School Nursing and Occupational Therapy and from across our partnership.