An introduction to the SEN Teaching Support Services

An introduction to the SEN Teaching Support Services


The SEN Teaching Support Service is made up of  6 teams of staff undertaking a variety of roles...

  • Specialist Teachers
  • Inclusion Mentors
  • Portage Home Visitors
  • Specialist Early Years Practitioners
  • Specialist Technology Officers

All members of SEN Services have extensive experience and are highly trained within their specialism. 

Our primary aim is to improve the outcomes for Children and Young People (CYP) with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND).  

We provide support and advice to early years settings, schools, parents/carers and other agencies to build their capacity and confidence to meet a wide range of additional needs.

We work to the Quality Standards for Special Educational Needs (SEN) Support and Outreach Services (DCSF 2008) to promote continual service improvement.

Purpose of the SEN Services

  • To provide an assessment, advisory and teaching service for children and young people with developmental, learning, sensory and physical difficulties) aged 0 to 19 years.
  • To enhance the entitlements of children and young people described above by regarding them as the prime clients of the service, (Children in the ‘Looked After’ system are a priority).
  • To enhance the right of parents and carers as partners in promoting learning.
  • To enhance learning in schools by working together with teachers and other adults who have day to day responsibility for children and young people with special educational needs.
  • To contribute to a coherent and comprehensive service for children and young people with special educational needs, through collaboration with other Children's Services and external agencies.
  • To support Bradford Children's Services inclusion policies and strategies.



The Children & Young People

The children and young people who are the concern of the service fall within the broad definition of "learning difficulties". Included are children and young people who have:

  • developmental delay (Pre 5),
  • general learning difficulties where progression in the National Curriculum is severely affected,
  • specific learning difficulties,
  • a need to access information technology,
  • sensory impairment.
  • physical impairment.
  • Autism Spectrum.

In all cases, specialist assessment advice and/or teaching will be required.

The Service will work with children aged 0 – 5 and those who are registered pupils in mainstream education (5-19 years).





Head of Service: Angela Spencer-Brooke-SEND & Behaviour Strategic Manager 
Office  Manager  
Contact Details Tel: 01274 43 9636

Department of Children's Services
SEN Services

Margaret McMillan Tower
Bradford, West Yorkshire  





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