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What input do you receive from Therapists/Advisory Teachers/other specialist support services?

What input do you receive from therapists, advisory teachers and other specialist support services?

Staff at Streetsbrook are committed to working with external professionals in order to meet the needs of all children.  We currently work in partnership with the Specialist Inclusion Support Service (SISS) which is made up of five teams:

  • Communication & Learning Difficulties (CLD)
  • Autism
  • Social, Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH)
  • Sensory and Physical Impairment Team (SPI)
  • Speech, Language and Communication Disorders (SLCD)

The CLD, Autism and SEMH teams support children from the Spring Term of their Reception year to the end of Year 2. A linked teacher is allocated to us from each team and the school work closely with the link teacher to plan the allocated time effectively to meet the needs of the children.   The link teacher will work with your child to understand their needs and make recommendations which may include:

  • Making changes to the way your child is supported in class e.g. some individual support or adapting some aspects of teaching
  • Support to set targets which will include their specific professional expertise
  • A group or individual work with an outside professional
  • Further assessment with other professionals when and if appropriate

At the time of writing, the school receives 12 hours of support each term from the CLD Team and 12 hours of support each term from the SEMH Team.  The Autism Team only work with children who have a diagnosis of Autism.  Currently, we benefit from regular visits from our link teacher from this team. 

The school also works with the Early Years Support and Assessment (EYSAT) Team, which currently supports children in Childcare, Nursery and in the Autumn Term of Reception. 
In addition, Streetsbrook is committed to working with a range of external professionals including Speech & Language Therapists, Educational Psychologists, Physiotherapists, Occupation Health Therapists, Visual Impairment Teachers, Physical Impairment Advisors, School Nurses and Health Visitors. Staff from the English as an Additional Language Team (EAL) also work closely with the school.

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