External 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 or recommend appropriate resources
  • Provide additional assessment
  • Support a child directly
  • Suggest statutory assessment is advisable
  • Consult with all parties involved with the child

 

Our children have access to support from a range of Professionals according to their individual needs. This list is not exhaustive and may include;

  • Educational Psychology Service
  • Inclusion and Achievement SEND Team
  • The Speech and Language Therapy Service
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Sensory Support Service
  • Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS )
  • Movement Difficulties Support Service
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders Support and Development Team
  • Counselling Services
  • Social Services
  • Educational Welfare Officer
  • COL 13 Parent Support Advisor
  • Crisis Response Team
  • School Nurse

 

Our Community of Learning

Communities of Learning are clusters of schools that work together to provide additional local based support services and to share good practice around inclusion. The schools in our Community of Learning are:-

  • Belmont CE Primary School
  • Belmont Cheveley Park Primary School
  • Belmont Community School
  • Cassop Primary School
  • Durham 6th Form Centre
  • Durham Gilesgate Primary School
  • Kelloe Primary School
  • Laurel Avenue Primary School
  • Pittington Primary School
  • St. Hild’s College CE Primary School
  • St. Joseph’s RC Primary School
  • St. Thomas More RC Primary School
  • The Hill and Village Primary School
  • West Rainton Primary School