Social Communication Interaction & Learning (SCIL) Team

Social Communication Interaction & Learning (SCIL) Team

We are a team of Specialist Teachers, Practitioners, Access & Inclusion Officers and a Project Support Officer for Early Years Inclusion Funding.

For more information please visit About SCIL Team | Skills 4 Bradford

Central contact: SCILTeam@bradford.gov.uk 

City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council, Department of Children’s Services,

0-25 Specialist Teaching and Support Service, SCIL Team, 

Margaret McMillan Tower, Princes Way, Bradford, BD1 1NN

 

Contact: SCIL Team Service Manager - lucy.stead@bradford.gov.uk

 

Learning Support Team (Cognition and Learning)

Contact: Team Lead – Learning Support - Fiona.Whitaker@bradford.gov.uk

The Learning Support (Cognition and Learning) team provide support for staff in schools teaching pupils with specific and general learning difficulties.  We offer training, coaching and individual pupil assessments (both cognitive and diagnostic), to help staff tailor provision to ensure best outcomes for pupils.  

 

Communication and Interaction (Autism) Team

Contact: Team Lead - Communication & Interaction - ruth.pecher@bradford.gov.uk

The Communication and Interaction team provides specialist advisory support and training for staff in schools and settings who work with children and young people with autism or identified communication and interaction difficulties.

 

Social Emotional & Mental Health Team

Contact: Team Lead – SEMH - Sara.Burgess@bradford.gov.uk

The Social, Emotional and Mental Health Team is a service which provides specialist advisory support  for schools and settings to increase their capacity in meeting the needs of children and young people presenting with SEMH needs. We can offer :

  • Training on a variety of topics to support the inclusion of children and young people presenting with SEMH needs
  • Advice on strategies which support the inclusion of children with additional support needs
  • Involvement in meetings, to contribute to a multi-agency approach
  • Assessment, planning and review, in line with the SEN Code of Practice and Bradford's Matrix of Need
  • Support with transitions between settings and key stages

 

Early Years Team

Contact: Team Lead – Early Years- sarah.gates@bradford.gov.uk

 

The Early Years team provides an advisory, assessment and teaching service for children from birth to 5 years. The child will have an identified additional support need in at least one area of learning within the Early Years Foundation Stage.

The Early Years team provides:

  • Information and support to parents and carers
  • Partnership working with parents and carers
  • Home, setting and/or school based work with an individual child including observation, monitoring and assessment
  • Liaison and joint working with other agencies involved with the child
  • Advice on strategies which support the inclusion of children with additional support needs
  • Involvement in meetings, assessment, planning and review, in line with the SEN Code of Practice
  • Support with transitions

 

Support for PVI settings – Early Years

Contact: Team Leader – Access and Inclusion Officers, Specialist Practitioners and Project Support Officer for Early Years Inclusion Funding. shelley.donnison@bradford.gov.uk

 

The Access and Inclusion Officers work in partnership with SENCOs, parents/carers and other professionals to provide support and advice to early years settings in the Private, Voluntary and Independent sector for children from birth to 5 years. The child will have an identified additional support need in at least one area of learning within the Early Years Foundation Stage. Settings can access an Early Years offer of support for children with SEND in their setting via a SCIL Team referral or via an Education Advice 1 (EA1) notification from a paediatrician.

The Access and Inclusion Officers provide:

  • Support and advice to a range of settings to enable them to understand their statutory duties and responsibilities in meeting the needs of children with SEND.
  • Setting based support around individual children including observation, assessment of developmental levels and recommendations.
  • Partnership working with parents/ carers and other professionals to improve outcomes for children with SEND.
  • Opportunities for capacity building and developing the skillset of practitioners in settings across the locality through training, SENCO forums and advice hubs.
  • Signposting to sources of SEND funding for example Early Years Inclusion Funding, Disability Access Funding.
  • Support around transition planning for children with SEND into schools and/or specialist provision.
  • Contributions to the Education, Health and Care Assessment process, as appropriate.

 

SCIL Team
Contacts page

https://bso.bradford.gov.uk/content/special-educational-needs-and-disabilities/0-25-specialist-teaching-and-support-service-stass/social--communication--interaction-and-learning-scil/contacts-for-scil-team

Early Years

https://bso.bradford.gov.uk/content/special-educational-needs-and-disabilities/0-25-specialist-teaching-and-support-service-stass/social--communication--interaction-and-learning-scil/early-years

Early Years Inclusion Funding

https://bso.bradford.gov.uk/content/special-educational-needs-and-disabilities/0-25-specialist-teaching-and-support-service-stass/social--communication--interaction-and-learning-scil/early-years-inclusion-funding

Learning Support (Cognition and Learning)

https://bso.bradford.gov.uk/content/special-educational-needs-and-disabilities/0-25-specialist-teaching-and-support-service-stass/social--communication--interaction-and-learning-scil/learning-support

NEW Baseline Assessment and Toolkit

https://bso.bradford.gov.uk/content/special-educational-needs-and-disabilities/0-25-specialist-teaching-and-support-service-stass/social--communication--interaction-and-learning-scil/learning-support---new-baseline-assessment-and-toolkit

Dyslexia and Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD)

https://bso.bradford.gov.uk/content/special-educational-needs-and-disabilities/0-25-specialist-teaching-and-support-service-stass/social--communication--interaction-and-learning-scil/dyslexia-and-specific-learning-difficulties-(spld)

Bradford Nurture Group Network

https://bso.bradford.gov.uk/content/special-educational-needs-and-disabilities/0-25-specialist-teaching-and-support-service-stass/social--communication--interaction-and-learning-scil/bradford-nurture-group-network

Social Emotional Mental Health (SEMH)

https://bso.bradford.gov.uk/content/special-educational-needs-and-disabilities/0-25-specialist-teaching-and-support-service-stass/social--communication--interaction-and-learning-scil/social-emmotional-metal-health-(semh)

 

 


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