Outside agencies and useful contacts
As a school we strive to involve other bodies, including health and social care bodies, local authority support services and voluntary organisations in meeting children and young people’s SEN and supporting their families. Our SENCO has an overall responsibility for liaising with all necessary parties so that lines of communication are maintained between all services. We encourage parents/carers to regularly communicate with school if there are any changes that may affect their child’s progress or wellbeing. Our family liaison officer will be based at school to support families and children. If you have any concerns we urge that parents/carers communicate firstly with their class teacher. All information will be then passed on to the relevant individual. If you feel that your concern needs to be communicated directly with a member or Senior management, family liaison worker or the SENCO then please feel free to contact directly through the school office.
The School Nurse (NHS) will liaise with school for children within the early years setting once they turn 5 years old. The health visitor will also liaise with Nursery for children of preschool age within Nursery.
Educational Psychology service
The Activities Unlimited team is based:
Unit 7, Hill View Business Park,
Contacted on 01473 260026
Who to contact in Suffolk.
The Special Needs Officer team is split into three areas.
The Ipswich Team covers South Suffolk and pupils and young people attending education outside of Suffolk. They can be contacted on 01473 265101 or by email SENTeamSouth@suffolk.gcsx.gov.uk
The Lowestoft Team covers North Suffolk. They can be contacted on 01502 674718 or by email SENTeamNorth@suffolk.gcsx.gov.uk
The Bury St Edmunds Team covers West Suffolk. They can be contacted on 01284 758809 or by email SENTeamWest@suffolk.gcsx.gov.uk