How do we work as partners?

It is important that SENDCOs, teachers, parents, TAs, outside agencies, the Local Authority and the children themselves work together to remove barriers to learning for all. Prior to referral for support from outside agencies, details and concerns will be discussed with parents.

The Local Authority

LINK to the Derbyshire Local Offer

Our SEND Officer is TBC.


Parents - For any impartial advice for SEND contact Derbyshire Information Advice & Support Service for SEND (DIASS)


Tel: 01629533668 / 01629533660



Outside Agencies

More information can be found on the Local offer web page.

Following discussions with parents and class teachers, SENDCOs may request advice from the following services:

Educational Psychologist - TBC

Support Service for Children with SEN (SSSEN) - Sian Smedley

Autism Outreach - TBC

Speech and Language Therapist - Ciara Smith

Behaviour Support Teacher - TBC

Visual Impairment Team - Claire Cotton

Hearing Impairment Team - Jane Charters

School Nurse 

Where there are concerns around possible ASD, ADHD, ADD or other health needs, a referral to Single Point of Access (SPOA) may be completed, with parental consent. for more information about this process please go to: Neurodevelopmental pathway SPOA

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS)

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