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The SEND Teaching Support Team (TST) provides a service to support inclusion and raise the educational attainments and achievements of children and young people with special or additional needs. We normally work with schools to support children from Year One upwards. The two sensory teams who work with children who are Blind/Visually Impaired or Deaf/Hearing Impaired work with those children and their families from birth.
There are small specialist teams within the wider team focussed on the following areas of Special Educational Need and Disability (SEND):
• Autism Spectrum Conditions
• Blind/Visual Impairment
• Deaf/Hearing Impairment
• Physical/Medical Needs
• Severe Learning Difficulties
• Specific Learning Difficulties (Literacy)
• Speech and Language Difficulties
We offer support and constructive challenge to schools and settings always with the aim of improving the outcomes of children and young people. When support from the team is written into Statements or Education Health and Care Plans, then the SEND TST forms part of the range of provision that Cumbria LA offers to meet SEND needs.