Buckinghamshire Traded Services

Special Educational Needs

Special Educational Needs

Buckinghamshire Local Offer for SEND

The Integrated SEND Service is part of Buckinghamshire Council’s local offer for children and young people with SEND. The service consists of a range of specialists including Specialist Teachers, Educational Psychologists, and Education, Health and Care who carry out statutory services for education, health and care needs assessments, planning, and monitoring.

The service is organised across the county in area hubs, which are located in Aylesbury, Wycombe and Chiltern, and South Buckinghamshire. The Sensory, Physical, and Down syndrome teams are countywide teams that work across the hubs.

The Integrated SEND Service works in partnership with schools, settings, and post 16 providers to promote inclusion, achievement, and participation, towards securing better outcomes for children and young people with SEND across Buckinghamshire.

This is done through enabling the development of skills for staff in schools and settings, typically around an individual child or young person. There is a focus on promoting an understanding of learning, development, and emotional wellbeing for all.

The purpose of the service is to support and facilitate effective SEND provision, ensuring that children and young people are enabled to reach their full potential and secure positive outcomes for now and for their futures.

Specialist Teachers

The Specialist Teachers provide statutory and additional services to support schools to meet the needs of their pupils (statutory school age upwards) with

  • Communication and Interaction needs (including Autism and language needs)
  • Difficulties with understanding, including Down Syndrome and specific learning difficulties
  • sensory impairments – hearing, visual or multi-sensory
  • Physical difficulties

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Educational Psychology

Educational Psychologists (EPs) undertake a range of work aimed at promoting inclusion, psychological well-being, and raising standards for children and young people aged 0 to 19 years, across the full range of abilities.

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Cognition and Learning

The Specialist Teaching service also supports schools to meet the needs of their pupils (statutory school age upwards) with specific and general learning difficulties. This can include pupils with Dyslexia, Developmental Co-ordination Difficulties (DCD), and Maths difficulties as well as associated difficulties such as ADHD and language difficulties.

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