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7. How do the school get more specialist help for pupils if they need it ?

 

In our school if we feel a pupil needs more specialist help we can work with the following people to get this.

 

Agency or Service

Who they work with

How school can get in touch with them

City of Birmingham School (CoBS) - Behaviour Support

Children with emotional, social or mental health difficulties that impacts on their behaviour in school

School have an allocated worker who they will contact after a parent or carer signs a referral form

Communication and Autism Team (CAT)

Children who are being assessed for or already have a diagnosis of Autism or communication difficulties.

They will also provide support for families of children or young people with these difficulties

School have an allocated worker who they will contact after a parent or carer signs a referral form

Educational Psychology Service (EPS)

Children with complex needs.

An Educational Psychologist will always be involved with a child who is referred for an Education, Health and Care Plan.

School have an allocated worker who they will contact after a parent or carer signs a referral form

Physical Disability Service (PDS)

Children with physical difficulties which impact on their access in the school setting.

School have an allocated worker who they will contact after a parent or carer signs a referral form

Pupil and School Support (PSS)

Children who are working below the levels expected for their age. 

A Pupil and School Support Teacher will also work with staff in schools offering support, advice and training.

Pupil and School Support teachers regularly visit schools.  School will let parents or carers know if they need to work with the child.

Sensory Support Service (SSS)

Children who have particular sensory needs such as visual or hearing difficulties where access to the usual school environment is effective.

Pupils are usually referred following a medical diagnosis; however school can phone them for further support and general advice.

Speech and Language Therapy Service (SALT)

Children or young people with a high level speech and language difficulties.

School can fill in a form which parents or carers sign.  The family doctor can also complete this form.

Occupational Therapy

Children or young people with physical difficulties that require regular exercise.

School can make a referral via the OTS with parental consent

School Nurse

Children with medical needs particularly where medication is needed.

School can make referral to the School Nurse Team at Stockland Green Medical Centre after parents give verbal consent


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