North Shore Academy works in partnership with a variety of outside professional agencies to meet the needs of individual students within our community. We value their expertise and work collaboratively to affect positive change for students who are facing particular difficulties. Some of the partnerships we have developed include:
Our Educational Psychologist contributes to the identification and assessment of a child's needs and recommend strategies and support arrangements which will enable the child to make progress.
Speech, Language and Communication Needs
Some children and young people have difficulty communicating with others: they have speech, language and communication needs - often referred to as 'SLCN'.
Speech refers to:
- knowing and choosing the right words to explain what you mean;
- making sense of what people say.
If you are concerned about your child's speech, language and /or communication, please speak to Miss Wells who can refer them to the SALT team based in Hartlepool.
Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS)
CAMHS offer assessment and treatment when children and young people have emotional, and or mental health difficulties.
Children and young people and their families can be referred to CAMHS if children are finding it hard to cope with family life, school or the wider world. If these difficulties are too much for family, friends or GPs to help with, CAMHS may be able to assist.
There are different ways to get an appointment with CAMHS. You may speak to them yourself or via your child's GP. You can also speak to someone in the SEND department to complete a referral.
Visually Impaired Service, Middlesbrough
This Education service provides support for all children with a visual impairment in the Tees Valley area covering the Boroughs of Middlesbrough, Hartlepool, Redcar & Cleveland and Stockton. This service is managed by Middlesbrough Council under a joint arrangement with the other boroughs.
Hearing Impaired Service, Middlesbrough
The Hearing Impaired Service is staffed by Teachers of the Deaf who are specially trained in working with children who have an educationally significant hearing loss or Auditory Neuropathy Spectrum Disorder, which has been confirmed by a qualified paediatric audiologist or ENT consultant. It provides support for children and young people in Local Authority maintained schools up to the age of 19.