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External agencies

External agencies

Where a student with SEND is not making appropriate progress and The Academy at Shotton Hall feel that they need advice and support from external professionals, we will discuss such a need with parents. If it is felt appropriate, we will then refer a student to an external agency and/or professionals for diagnosis, support or advice.

Subsequent to such a referral, we will work with the external agency to support such students, using their support and advice. The Academy at Shotton Hall has a contract with the local authority EPSS Service (educational psychology support service) to whom we make referrals for advisory support teachers and educational psychologists. The Academy also works with other external agencies such as sensory support, child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS), speech and language therapy, physiotherapy and occupational therapy services.

The SEND department works with the following external agencies:

  • SEND and inclusion service
  • SEND information advice and support service
  • LACES
  • Anti-bullying service
  • Counsellor
  • CAMHS
  • SEND team (sensory support at Belmont)
  • Hartlepool physiotherapy team
  • Full circle
  • Educational psychologist
  • SEND health visitors
  • School nurse
  • Occupational therapists
  • Elddis
  • SALT (speech and language therapist)
  • ASD team (autistic spectrum disorder)