Agencies and Partnerships

At Laurel Avenue Community Primary School we actively seek the involvement of parents and carers and other bodies to educate and meet the needs of children with SEN including external agencies and initiatives.  The professionals within these agencies offer a wealth of knowledge and expertise for us to draw upon and ensure we meet the needs of all SEND children, no matter how complex.

Each year children with a wide range of SEND attend our school and we continually strive to cater for their unique needs and ensure they develop a range of skills during their time with us.  As a result we have built relationships with a large network of external agencies to consult with and offer support to children and staff respectively.  Below is a list of the different types of agencies we work with regularly.  If you would like further details about any of these, please contact us.


Professionals, Agencies and Organisations:

SENDIASS - Special Educational Needs and Disability Information, Advice and Support Service

School Educational Psychologist

Learning Difficulties and Disabilities Inclusion Service

School Nurse Service

Health Visitor

Portage Worker

CAMHS Assessment Team

Durham Movement Difficulties Service

Occupational Therapy

Physiotherapy Service

Speech and Language Therapy

One Point Children's Service

The Service for Hearing Impaired

Tree Tops Occupational Therapy

Autistic Spectrum Disorder

Behaviour Support Team

Special Educational Needs - Inclusion Team