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. 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. Some examples are:

§  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