Special Educational Needs and / Or Disabilities (SEND)

CLICK HERE to view our latest SEND Report – January 2021

All children have a universal entitlement to good quality first teaching, and so much of what we do in school will be at this level, and many pupils will cope well, make good progress and be happy in school.

Some may at some point find some aspects of school life difficult– they may be finding reading a little difficult or they may have lost their spark in writing. They may be having some difficulties on the playground, or they may even just be feeling a little low. When these things happen we can step in and provide these pupils with some additional, targeted school based support.

This can take many forms, here are just a few:

  • 1:1 work with a teaching assistant (TA)
  • Small group work with their peers
  • Targeted support from the teacher
  • Giving the pupil tools to help themselves
  • Often, targeted support is short term, and pupils make good progress quickly. However, in some cases it may be more long term and in these cases children may be placed on the record of need

How do we support your child at Millbrook?

In a few situations, children still struggle and in these circumstances, as well as being placed on the record of need*, we may call on more specialised advice from external partners e.g.

  • The Speech and Language Team
  • The Autism team
  • The Educational Psychologist
  • The Behaviour Support Service
  • The Cornwall Dyslexia Team

In some of these situations this could lead to co-ordinated working between a number of agencies. The children and their parents will be fully involved in every step of this journey. *The record of need is simply a register of pupils receiving specialized or in some cases, more targeted support in school, and in most cases will have an IEP (Individual Education Plan).

  • Supporting Speech and Language e.g. playing word games, telling stories
  • Providing pupils with the tools they need to access a full curriculum e.g. resources for dyslexic difficulties
  • Parent Support Workers The support we provide is dynamic—as the needs of our pupils change, so do our strategies for support.

What is the Early Help Hub?

The Early Help Hub is the single point of access for council and community based health Early Help services for children, young people and families in Cornwall. This is the point of contact for advice and requests for support for a child or young person who:

  • May have additional needs that cannot be met solely by universal services and;
  • Where there is no perceived risk of significant harm.


Family Information Service Cornwall Council:

39 Penwinnick Road
St Austell
Cornwall PL25 5DR
Tel: 0800 587 8191
Tel: 01872 323 535
Email: fis@cornwall.gov.uk

Here we can seek advice and make referrals in cases of child protection:


Who to contact if you have concerns Referral Unit about a child:

(MARU) Multi-agency Referral Unit – 0300 123 1116
Out of Hours Service – 01208 251300
MultiAgencyReferralUnit@cornwall.gcsx. gov.uk

The Autistic Spectrum team support us in providing for pupils with a diagnosis of Autism.

We work closely with them to provide resources and support to pupils and their families. The ASDAT team is the more specialised assessment team, who work mainly in diagnoses of Autism. We contact the ASDAT team if we are seeking information on assessment.

Contact can be made through ‘Children’s schools and families’
0300 1234 101

Children’s Services Care Management Centre

Truro Health Park
Infirmary Hill
Cornwall TR1 2JA

The Educational Psychologist (EP)

We work with Cornwall Council to provide an EP service for pupils with particular needs. This is a very specialised service, where referrals are made if pupils meet certain, specific criteria. They also provide us with a consultations service where we can seek advice and resources for anonymous pupils. The EP service also provides a phone line for parents and professionals. This is a confidential line for seeking advice. It is available Wednesdays from 2pm-5pm. This aims to provide quick and easy access to professional visit http://www.cornwall.gov.uk/

Our Current EP contact at Cornwall Council is Hayley Jarrett h.jarrett@cornwall.gov.uk Luxstowe House Greenbank Road Liskeard PL14 3DZ

The Social and Emotional Behaviour Support Service

Cornwall Council – Social & Emotional Behaviour Support Service (SEBSS)
Cornwall SEBS Service (formerly BSS) offers support to schools in identifying, managing and providing for the social, emotional and mental health needs of individuals and groups of children in the school setting.

All referrals must come via the educational setting the child/ children attend. Parent/ carer permission must be given. SEBS Service support is available to all settings and is offered at no cost to maintained primary and nursery settings based on school needs and priorities.

Kate Flynn 01872327882

The Cornwall Dyslexia Team

We work with a dyslexia advisor and the Cornwall Council dyslexia team. We work with them in different ways including consultations, advice, referrals, work with pupils, dyslexia screening tests, advice for parents and support in working towards the ‘dyslexia friendly schools’ award. We work closely with our advisor, who provides her services through the dyslexia team. Please also see our Dyslexia leaflet for further information.
01872222911 01872274827
Jane Trapmore is our link advisor jtrapmore@cornwall.gov.uk

Hearing Support Team

The Hearing Support Team provides a specialist support service for the Local Authority, staffed and resourced to meet the needs of infants, children and young people who are affected temporarily or permanently by some degree of educationally significant hearing loss. Their support includes hearing tests in Year 1 and additional referrals for support if required

Hearing Support Team
The Educational Audiology Centre
Priory Road
St Austell PL25 5AB
01726 61004
Text: 60030
Email: hearing.support@cornwall.gov.uk

Vision Support Team

The team work with children and young people (0-25 years) with a diagnosed visual impairment in their homes, early years settings and schools to enable them to overcome barriers to their education caused by their vision loss. Vision.support@cornwall.gov.uk