At The Woodlands, we have a close relationship with a range of professionals who can provide additional help for young people identified as having SEN:
- Educational Psychologists – Julia Dixon is our Educational Psychologist (EP) from Durham Educational Psychology Service. We also access support from Educational Psychology Consultants where are Assistant Psychologist is Olivia Sanderson. Learners on short-term placements access their home school’s EP.
- Child and Family Mental Health Services (CAMHS)
- Health Services
- Children’s Social Care
- Occupational Therapist – We have weekly sessions in all bases from Future Steps. We also work closely with Tree Tops if a young person is already receiving support from their service.
- SEND and Inclusion
- Speech and Language Therapy
The SENDCo makes referrals to partner services where appropriate.
We work in partnership with other education providers to make sure learners make a successful transition to the next stages of their learning, through careful and co-ordinated planning. For the learners at The Woodlands this may not be at the end of a school year or Key Stage as learners move to new schools or back to their home school depending on their individual needs. Parents/carers are fully involved in decisions about transition and can identify their preferences for their preferred school. For learners within the EHCP process, this is discussed at the Multi Agency Meeting.
SEN information is shared with the learner’s next school, or with their home school, prior to their transition.
If you would like to discuss your SEND requirements in detail please contact the school to arrange an appointment.