The specialist peripatetic service provides support to children and young people who have a range of additional support needs. The service comprises 6 teams of teachers who work in the pre-5, special, primary and secondary sectors. Staff in the peripatetic service work in partnership with staff in the establishments to plan and deliver an appropriate curriculum. The service also provides staff development and advice on resources.
The teams support the additional needs of:
- children with a significant hearing and or visual impairment;
- bilingual learners who are at early stages of learning spoken English;
- looked after and accommodated children and young people who are experiencing difficulties in school;
- children at early stages of primary school who have a developmental coordination disorder along with attention difficulties;
- young people who attend the extended new directions provision; and
- pre-5 children who have been identified as having significant support needs.