Specialist Teaching Service

The central purpose of the Specialist Teaching Service is to promote the successful inclusion and progress of children and young people with SEND to achieve their personal best, working in partnership with schools, parents and other agencies.

The Specialist Teaching Service offers assistance to schools in meeting the needs of pupils who are experiencing a greater difficulty than their peers in accessing the Early Years and National Curriculum. These difficulties may be of a long or short term nature and could involve learning, sensory, language or physical difficulties.

The Specialist Teaching Service is organised into service areas as reflected in the SEND Code of Practice 0-25 years 2014.

The service areas

  • Communication and Interaction
  • Sensory and Physical
  • Cognition and Learning

Our aims

  • To promote the successful progress of children and young people, by working in partnership with schools, settings, parents and other agencies.
  • To promote an inclusive approach which will reinforce a commitment in schools and settings to raise achievement for all pupils.

Further information

Autistic Spectrum Disorder Team

Cognition and Learning Team

Down Syndrome


Hearing Support Team

ICT support

Physical Disability Team

Multi-Sensory Impairment Team

Vision Impairment Team


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