Learning Support Services

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The Learning Support Services include a range of teams within the wider SEN and Disabled Children’s Team.

 

The teams are: 

Cognition and Learning Team (CALT)

Autism Advisory Service (including Advisory Teachers and an Advisor for Families)

Early Development and Inclusion Team (EDIT)

Each team has a different focus.


Cognition and Learning Team (CALT) – the team are all qualified teachers with experience of working within mainstream schools in SEN and also have additional post graduate qualifications in Specific Learning Difficulties (in particular dyslexia).  The team works with schools and academies in West Berkshire, offering support and training for staff.  The team are also able to undertake assessments.  The service is traded.

Autism Advisory Service (including Advisory Teachers and an Advisor for Families) – the advisory teachers are all qualified teachers with experience of working within mainstream schools in SEN, specifically ASD, and have additional qualifications in ASD.  The teachers work with schools and academies in West Berkshire, offering support and training for staff.  They visit pupils in schools, providing advice and guidance for individuals with an autism diagnosis.  The Autism Advisor for Families has experience of ASD and supporting families, and has a qualification in adult education.  She runs training for parents and is able to make home visits post diagnosis.  The service is not traded, but central training delivered to schools and educational settings is charged.

Early Development and Inclusion Team (EDIT) – the team are all qualified teachers with experience of Early Years and SEN.  The team work with families of children who have been referred by paediatricians and therapists.  The team also support the settings where the children attend, further supporting the children at transition to school.  The service is not traded, there is no charge to families or settings for a child who is referred to the team. 

 

Contact: Rhian Ireland: Learning Support Services Manager: Rhian.ireland@westberks.gov.uk: 01635 503646 

        
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