0-25 Specialist Teaching & Support Service (STASS)

0-25 Specialist Teaching & Support Service (STASS)

Bradford Council through Children’s Services, Education and Learning provides a range of specialist teaching and support services to schools and Private, Voluntary and Independent Early Years settings as part of its offer and statutory duties for children and young people aged 0-25 years with special educational needs and disabilities. The service, now known as the Specialist Teaching and Support Service (STaSS) comprises:

Social, Communication, Interaction, Learning Team (SCIL)

Formerly known as the High Incidence Team, the SCIL team are a team of Specialist Teachers, Practitioners, Access and Inclusion Officers and an Early Years funding officer.

They offer specialisms in four key areas:

  • Communication and Interaction (including Autism)
  • Early Years
  • Social, Emotional and Mental Health
  • Learning Support (Cognition and Learning)

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Low Incidence Team (Sensory Service)

The Low Incidence team are a team of specialist teachers and support workers, instructors, habilitation officers, audiologists and technical officers who provide specialist teaching, support and outreach work to children and young people with:

  • Visual impairment
  • Hearing impairment
  • Multi-sensory impairment
  • Physical needs

Local Authority led Specialist Resourced Provisions

Our resourced provisions are hosted in mainstream schools, both primary and secondary, for children and young people with Social, Emotional and Mental Health needs and Communication and Interaction (including Autism) needs.These are currently operational at:

  • Miriam Lord Community Primary school
  • Co-op Academy Princeville (Primary)
  • Hollingwood Primary School; Appleton Academy

and to open by the end of the academic year 2019/20 at:

  • Fagley Primary school

and the beginning of the next academic year 2020/21 at:

  • Thornton Primary School.

Medical Needs and Home Education Service

This service comprises teachers and officers providing an education service for all children of compulsory school age resident in the Bradford Local Authority area who cannot attend school because of illness and health problems. The service is based at Owlet Road Shipley and in the school rooms at Bradford Royal Infirmary and Airedale General Infirmary.


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