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Area SENCO, Advisory Teachers and Inclusion Support

Advisory Teachers and Inclusion Support Workers are part of the Early Years quality and inclusion team.

The Early Years Quality and Inclusion team provide advice and guidance to Early Years providers, such as nurseries and child minders to help them provide appropriate learning opportunities for all children including those who have been identified as needing extra support.

When settings request the team’s input an initial discussion takes place. This is followed by a Team Around the Child (TAC) meeting with parents /carers to discuss the level of support that may be needed to help the child to progress with regard to their learning and development. This may include strategies, interventions and resources.

Where additional support or training is needed the area SENCO or one of our Early Years Inclusion Support Workers may also go in to a setting to model strategies and support staff.

The team works in partnership with other professionals, including Speech and Language Therapists, Physiotherapists, Occupational therapists, Educational Psychologists, Health Visitors and Paediatricians.

During meetings any future support your child may need will be discussed; this might include support when they move onto school. Where a child will need additional support, a Person Centred Planning (PCP) meeting may be organised (please see our leaflet on PCP meetings - click here). For some children, this process may lead to submitting a request for statutory assessment.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Kate Barker
Telephone
01253 476677
E-mail
kate.barker@blackpool.gov.uk

Local Offer

Local Offer Age Bands
Early Years (3-4 years)
Birth (0-2)
Needs Level
Medium
SEN Provision Type
Targeted
Specialist
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