What specialist services and expertise are available at or accessed by the school?

At times it may be necessary to consult with outside agencies to receive their more specialised expertise. The agencies used by the school include:

  • Child Protection Advisors (MASH)
  • Educational Psychologist
  • CAMHS (Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service)
  •  Educational Welfare Officers
  • Inclusion Team
  • Outreach support from Chaffinch Brook, Priory School and Red Gates
  • Speech and Language
  • Occupational Therapy
  • School Nurse
  • Early Help
  • Outreach support from independent specialists (including behaviour)

An Educational Psychologist is allocated to each school.  He/she would normally only work directly with pupils whose needs are felt to be quite considerable and have not responded well to the interventions previously put in place for them. In order to help understand the pupil’s educational needs better, the psychologist will generally meet with the parent and give feedback after the assessment has been completed.  He/she will offer advice to the school and parents/carers on how to best support the pupil in order to take their learning forward.