3.5 Support services and other professionals
As a teaching assistant you are not alone in supporting children with SEND. There is a wide range of services and professionals also involved in this process. You may, or may not, have a direct working relationship, or contact with these, but it is useful to know who they are.
Activity _unit5.3.4 Activity 10
Jot down your answers to the following questions:
- What services or professionals come into schools to work with SEND children?
- What do you know about the service or the professional’s role?
- How could you find out more information?
The SENCo (Special Educational Needs Coordinator) in your setting is a good starting place if you are unsure of what is on offer in your setting. The internet is also a useful source of information, although you need to take care that you are accessing a reliable source, such as a national organisation website, or government site.
If you’d like to find out more, we suggest reading the resource document,.