Teaching and support staff work closely with relevant members of specialist services which provide support for our school. The services which are working in our school this year are:

Specialist Service Examples of what they do
Educational Psychology Service ·         Observations of children

·         Advice to staff, parents and children

·         Support for assessments

The Camden Hearing Impaired service and the Camden Visually Impaired service ·         Support and advice to parents, children and school staff on meeting the needs of HI and VI children.
Occupational Therapists ·         Observations of children

·         Advice and training for staff

·         Individualised programmes for specific children on the  caseload

Camden Language and Communication Service ·         Observations of children

·         Advice and training for staff

·         Individualised programmes for specific children on the caseload

Camden Education Welfare Service ·         Available to meet with staff and parents with regards to any issues regarding attendance and punctuality
The CAMHS Team ·         Support for the emotional and personal development of children

·         Advice for staff and staff training

MOSAIC ·         Assessment and support for families and children with more complex needs.
Social Services ·         Provides support for children and families
Health visitor/school nurse ·         Completes health screens in YR and Y6

·         Checks children’s vision and hearing

·         Delivers training to staff

·         Supports children with chronic conditions.

Each service has referral and eligibility criteria – this means that service support is targeted on children with higher levels of need.

These services provide a range of support including:

·         working one to one and in small groups with children

·         providing training for teaching and support staff

·         helping us to assess needs and plan next steps and review progress.

We will always involve you in any decisions about whether your child has a special educational need and the best ways to provide support.  If your child requires these services we will involve you in the process at every stage: we will ask you to sign a referral form before the support can go ahead.

You can find more information about specialist services who work with Camden schools in the Local Authority website.