How do the school get more specialist help for pupils if they need it?

How do the school get more specialist help for pupils if they need it?

In our school if we feel a pupil needs more specialist help we can work with the following people to get this:

Agency or Service Who they work with  How school can get in touch with them
City of Birmingham Schools (COBS) – Previously: Behaviour Support Service (BSS) Children or young people with emotional, social or mental health difficulties that impacts on their behaviour in school  School have an allocated worker who they will contact after a parent or carer signs a referral form
Communication and Autism Team (CAT)

Children or young people who are being assessed for or already have a diagnosis of Autism or communication difficulties.

They will also provide support for families of children or young people with these difficulties. 

School have an allocated worker who they will contact after a parent or carer signs a referral form
Educational Psychology Service (EPS)

Children or young people with complex needs.

An Educational Psychologist will always be involved with a child or young person who is referred for an Education, Health and Care Plan.

School have an allocated worker who they will contact after a parent or carer signs a referral form

Physical Disability Service (PDS)

Children or young person with physical difficulties which impact on their access in the school setting. 

School have an allocated worker who they will contact after a parent or carer signs a referral form
Pupil and School Support (PSS)

Children or young people who are working below the levels expected for their age. 

A Pupil and School Support Teacher will also work with staff in schools offering support, advice and training
Pupil and School Support teachers regularly visit schools.  School will let parents or carers know if they need to work with the child or young person
Sensory Support Service (SSS)  Children or young people who have particular sensory needs such as visual or hearing difficulties where access to the usual school environment is effective.  Pupils are usually referred following a medical diagnosis, however school can phone them for further support and general advice
Speech and Language Therapy Service (SALT) Children or young people with a high level speech and language difficulties School can fill in a form which parents or carers sign.  The family doctor can also complete this form.
In school Speech and Language Support Children or young people with a high level speech and language difficulties School are working with a Speech and Language Therapist who will work in school one day a week. If children are identified as requiring this support, parents will be asked to provide their consent
Child Psychotherapist  Children or young people with emotional difficulties School are now working with a Psychotherapist who will work in school one day a week. If children are identified as requiring this support, parents will be asked to provide their consent. 
School Nurse Children or young people with medical needs. Hearing, sight, weight and height checks will be completed by school nurses at various points School has an allocated school nurse who will work with us as required throughout the year. Written consent will be required for some of the services.