Consultation support can be commissioned by local authorities, education settings or children’s services to provide advisory input regarding meeting an individual’s needs. Where consultation work is commissioned it might be linked to an EHCP and will have a holistic focus within a sustainable package that supports a pupil to thrive and to learn.
‘Your support for this pupil, the family and the teachers has been admirable and highly beneficial. A huge thank you.’ (Headteacher, Mainstream school)
Assessments can be commissioned by local authorities, education settings or children’s services and may provide input as part of a multi-disciplinary team regarding diagnostic opinions or may have an emphasis on recommendations to meet the educational needs of a child or young person.
‘Your helpful input will play a significant role in shaping the way in which we move forward with providing a flexible and creative education for him.’ (Educational Psychologist)
Advisory and development work may be commissioned to support education settings to improve their whole school offer and their staff skillset. This input may have an emphasis on SEND provision, on curriculum development, on quality assurance and on tracking progress.
‘Thank you on behalf of the staff for the way in which you made them all feel valued. Your feedback was well received and left staff feeling reenergised and excited about working on solutions to help our pupils.’ (Principal, Special school)
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