How does the school get more specialist help for pupils if they need it?
Sandwell Inclusion Support (for learning, behaviour (support for children with emotional, social or mental health difficulties which impact on their behaviour in school) hearing and visual impairment, training and advice) ?
Family Support Services
Looked After Children (LAC) Service
Sandwell Transport Services
The Orchard School’s Outreach Programme
Sandwell BEAM Counselling Service
The SENCo maintains a professional dialogue with all external agencies involved with a child, or will initiate a professional dialogue if external support is required. External agencies regularly visit Sacred Heart Primary to review children with SEND in order to ensure the correct and appropriate provision is in place. DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) checks are sought by the school before external agencies have access to any children.
Complex Communication & Autism Team (CCAT) Support for children or young people who are being assessed for, or already have, a diagnosis of Autism or communication difficulties
Speech & Language Therapy Service (SALT) Support for children with a high level of speech and language difficulties.
School Nurses Support for children with medical needs, including where medication is prescribed/required.
CAMHS (Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service) Support for children with mental health issues
Occupational Therapy Support for children or young people with physical/sensory issues which impact on their levels of independence and self care
Physiotherapy Service Support for children with physical difficulties