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11 External Agencies and Partnerships

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
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At Greenfield Community College we work with a wide range of agencies to enable us to meet the needs of students with SEND and to support their families. Some examples are:

  • SEND Team Durham County Council
  • LACES (for Children who are Looked After)
  • Improving Progression of Young People Team
  • Educational Psychology Service
  • Equalities Team (GRT)
  • One Point
  • Improving Progression of Young People Team
  • NHS Speech and Language Therapy Service
  • NHS Occupational Therapy Service
  • NHS Specialist Nurses, advice on how to help some students
  • Sensory Support Service (for students with a visual and/or hearing impairment)
  • Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS)             
  • Special Educational Needs and Disability Information, Advice and Support Service (Durham SEND IASS) ~ formerly Durham Parent Partnership Service
  • First Contact (Social Services)
  • Educational Social Workers
  • Cruse Bereavement
  • Live, Change, Grow