James Watt Primary School

James Watt Primary School

A 'reading school'

How do we get more specialist help to support children with SEN?

 

At James Watt Primary School, if we feel a child needs more specialist help, we can work with a range of outside agencies. We may need parents’ permission before some specialists will become involved with a child.

Agency or Service

Who they work with and what support they offer

Educational Psychology Service

(EPS)

The EP works with children with more significant and complex learning needs. They:

·         carry out observations and specialised assessments.

·         work with school staff to provide advice on teaching strategies and resources.

·         provide individual and whole school training.

Pupil and School Support (PSS)

PSS works with children with cognitive and learning needs. They:

·         work with school staff to provide specialist advice on teaching strategies and resources.

·         provide individual and whole school training to support pupils with difficulties in language, literacy and numeracy.

·         provide individual assessments, for pupils who are not making progress in language, literacy and numeracy.

Speech and Language Therapy Service

(SaLT)

The speech and language therapists work 1 to 1 with children who have significant and delayed speech and language development.

To access SALT support, children are referred by the GP or school and are offered a ‘Package of Care’ which involves parents and school being trained to carry out regular intervention.

 

Communication and Autism Team

(CAT)

The CAT team work with children with social interaction, communication and sensory difficulties or a diagnosis of Autism.

They provide individual and whole school training for staff with advice on teaching strategies, resources for pupils.

Sensory Support Service

HI (Hearing impairment)

VI (visual impairment)

Sensory support Services work with children with visual or hearing impairments. They provide teachers and SENCo with specialist advice regarding resources and strategies to support children with sensory impairments.

Physical Difficulies Support Services

The Wilson Stuart outreach team work with children with gross motor skill difficulties.  They provide school with advice regarding resources and strategies to support children with physical difficulties. They work with the SENCo to produce Physical Management Plans for children with physical difficulties.

City of Birmingham School

(Behaviour Support)

The behaviour support team work with children with challenging behaviours. They provide school staff with advice on teaching strategies and resources. They provide individual and whole school training.

Health professionals

Health professionals give advice and support to staff working with individual children with specific health needs.

These professionals include:

School Nurse

Occupational therapist

Physiotherapist

Child Development Centre assessments