What specialist services and expertise are available at or accessed by BSCS?
BSCS provides outstanding pastoral care and guidance. We place significant value on working closely with you, as parents and carers, to learn about your own child’s needs.
At BSCS we have a dedicated and committed team of teaching and support staff, many of whom have additional qualifications for supporting students with SEND. These qualifications include a Honours Degree in Special Educational Needs and a Post Graduate Diploma in the Teaching of Students with Dyslexia and Specialist Leader in Behaviour and Attendance. Staff are offered regular opportunities to deepen their knowledge and skills, enabling them to access courses up to Masters level in areas such as dyslexia, dyscalculia and autism. In addition, all Teaching Assistants are trained in Level 1 manual handling and many are trained first aiders.
BSCS work closely with a range of services across Education, Health and Care including:
- Educational Psychology Service (EPS)
- Inclusion Support Service (ISS)
- Sensory Support Service
- Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS)
- School Health Nurse (SHN)
- Occupational Therapy (OT)
- Locality Social Care Teams
- Looked After Children Social Care Team
- Child Health and Disability Team (CHAD)
- Drugs Action Team (DAT)
- Community Police Team
- Student Counsellor (BSCS staff)
- Specialist Assessor for access arrangements and advisor for students with SPLD (BSCS staff)
The Local Authority will commission intervention from external agencies, where appropriate, for those students with Statements of SEND/EHCPs. For those students with an identified SEND, who do not have a Statement or ECHP, support may be commissioned by BSCS, providing permission has been granted by parents/carers.