We provide specialist practical support to children and young people with SEN. This helps them achieve the best possible educational outcomes and make successful transitions to adulthood.
The range of services we offer includes:
- direct specialist teaching
- assessments to identify dyslexia and/or specific learning difficulties in maths including dyscalculia
In addition, we offer:
- assessments to identify dyslexia and/or specific learning difficulties in maths including full diagnostic assessments for dyscalculia
- assessments for access arrangements and special considerations
- bespoke student programmes from which student progress can be measured
- specialist learning profiles detailing learning differences, strengths and weaknesses
- training for teachers and teaching assistants
- parental liaison and workshops
- SEN consultancy and advice on specialist support equipment
- SENDCo support and support for SEN administration
- we have the potential to offer ‘core plus SEMH’ assessment for early intervention and low level SEMH needs, providing cognitive profile and strategies to support both learning and behaviour
In addition to recent practical experience and qualified teacher status, each team member also holds at least one specialist qualification. These include:
- post-graduate diplomas in dyslexia
- post-graduate certificate in dyscalculia
- post-graduate certificate in autism
- post-graduate certificate in social emotional mental health difficulties
- post-graduate certificates in SEN co-ordination
- patoss practising certificates
- AMBDA status
Team members have experience teaching and assessing learners with the following specific learning differences:
- ASD, ADHD and developmental co-ordination disorder (DCD) and dyspraxia
- speech and language communication needs
- SEMH needs
- following assessment of a pupil, your specialist teacher will provide you with a comprehensive individual learning profile and targeted recommendations to support pupil progress
- STT recommends well-founded strategies and evidence-based interventions, which are known to support pupils with dyslexia and other specific learning differences. This means that you can put in the right support to enable children in your school to engage and achieve
- team members hold the necessary accredited qualifications required by the Joint Council for Qualifications (JCQ) for Specialist Assessors
- all settings entering into an annual purchase agreement: £74 plus VAT per hour (1 April 2024 to 31 March 2025).
- please ensure that you request the right amount of hours to meet your setting's needs for the full financial year
Assessments can be purchased as follows:
- learning profile assessments (includes assessment and report) - up to five hours per student
- full dyslexia assessments (includes full SpLD Assessment Standards Committee [SASC] assessment and report) – up to seven hours per student
- full dyscalculia assessments (includes full SpLD Assessment Standards Committee [SASC] assessment and report) - up to eight hours per student
- access arrangements' assessments – typically these take approximately one hour but, depending on the complexity and the arrangements needed, these could take up to two hours
- we have the potential to offer ‘core plus SEMH’ assessment for early intervention and low level SEMH needs, providing cognitive profile and strategies to support both learning and behaviour. These will be offered to limited number of schools initially before being extended countywide. If you would be interested in these assessments, please indicate on the order form
To guarantee access to support:
- place your order via Edulincs by the last Thursday in February
After this date, schools may only request ad-hoc hours. These will be charged at £79 plus VAT per hour (1 April 2024 to 31 March 2025) due to the additional administration costs involved. We will endeavour to meet requests for Ad hoc hours but these are subject to staff availability and are not guaranteed.
Cluster working with schools
Training support can be provided to a cluster of schools. The cost being shared between the cluster.
All arrangements will be agreed with the lead school before the training takes place. The lead school will be responsible for making the single payment.
Delivery can take place at any school within the cluster.
The maximum recommended number of participants is 50. Please ask if you want more. We will advise you how to get the most from your training.
In our 2022 to 23 annual customer satisfaction survey, 100% of all respondents said that they thought they had received value for the money they had spent with the Specialist Teaching Team and 99% said that their Specialist Teacher had contributed towards outcomes and raising the standards of SEND pupils' achievement in their schools.'Our ST is really knowledgeable and supports us to get the best for all of our pupils. Her knowledge has really supported our children make positive progress.'
‘All our Trust schools highly value the expertise of the STT Team and the advice that they provide.'