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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

These include:

  • Durham SEND Information, Advice and Support Service
  • SEND Team from Durham’s Children and Adults’ Services
  • Appropriate specialist support for pupils with a Specific Learning Difficulty
  • Educational Psychologists
  • First Response (Social Services) including an Educational Social Worker
  • The Service for the Hearing Impaired
  • The Service for the Visually Impaired
  • The Health Authority, in particular the School Nurse
  • The Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS)
  • One Point
  • Governors’ Pupil Welfare Committee
  • Industry and College links.
  • The Support Team at Wellfield including the SEND Team and Head of Learning for learning issues, and Year Managers for pastoral issues;

If you have any questions about SEND please contact the school and we will try our best to help you.