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 Observation 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 school staff on meeting the needs of HI and VI children. Staff training
Occupational Therapists Observation of children. Advice and training  for staff

Individual programmes for specific children on the caseload

Camden Language and Communication Service Observation of children. Advice and training  for staff

Individual programmes for specific children on the caseload

Camden Education Welfare Service Available to meet with staff and parents with regard to any issues regarding attendance and punctuality
The CAMHS Team Support for the emotional and personal development of children. Advice for staff. Staff training. In Brookfield this service is referred to as TOPs (Tavistock Outreach Programme)
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 and supports children with chronic conditions.
Nordoff Robbins Music therapy service (out of school) for individuals and groups of children.

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.