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: Families/ Parents/ Carers Stockton on Tees SEN and Engagement Team Educational Psychology Hearing Impairment Service Visual Impairment Service SEND and Inclusion Service Local Authority Education and Health Care Needs Local Authority Service Improving Progression of Young People’s Team CAMHS Children and Young People’s Services ASD Team/MAAT Occupational Therapy / Future Steps / NHS / Tree Tops Speech and Language Therapy Team Post 16 Establishments Youth Directions The Local Authority’s Offer for children and young people with SEND and their families is accessible through their website, Stockton on Tees Information Directory website. Local Authority SENDIASS Team – Special Educational Needs and Disability Information Advice and Support Service. This is an independent service for parents/carers and details can be found on the Stockton Local Authority Information Directory. If you would like to discuss your SEND requirements in detail please contact the school to arrange an appointment.