12 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. Links with external agencies are vital to ensure that we provide the highest levels of support for our students with SEND. 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

 

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. The school is currently working with the following teams/agencies:

§  SEND, Looked After and Vulnerable Groups Casework Team (Durham LA)

§  Educational Psychology Service

§  One Point

§  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 SENDIASS)

§  First Contact (Social Services)

§  Educational Social Workers

§  Special Educational Needs and Disabilities and Inclusion Teams 

§  Emotional Health and Resilience Nurse (NHS)