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
  • Provide additional assessment
  • Support a child directly
  • Suggest statutory assessment is advisable
  • Consult with all parties involved with the child


These include:

  • Families/ Parents/ Carers
  • Hearing Impairment Service
  • Visual Impairment Service
  • Cognition and Learning Team
  • SEND and Inclusion Service
  • Education and Health Care Needs Team
  • Improving Progression of Young People’s Team
  • Children and Young People’s Services
  • ASD Team
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Tree Tops
  • Speech and Language Therapy Team
  • Post 16 Establishments


If you would like to discuss your SEND requirements in detail please contact Sacriston or Ushaw Moor to arrange an appointment with our SENCO Mrs  L. Smith