The Complex Needs Team supports and advises staff in Sefton schools and settings to facilitate the inclusion and academic progress of children and young people with physical, medical and complex needs. Key support provided by the team includes:
- Build capacity in schools and settings to include children and young people with physical, medical and complex needs through the delivery of training appropriate to needs.
- Assist schools to ensure optimum progress and best pupil outcomes by facilitating a personalised curriculum for pupils performing well outside national expectations.
- Assist schools in ensuring that pupil progress data is accurate and robust and informs next steps in learning for the child or young person.
- Carry out access assessments in conjunction with therapy services, to consider the physical access needs of a physically disabled pupil in terms of the school site and the curriculum.
- Work alongside Health Care Professionals to ensure that the educational implications of a pupils medical needs are understood by school staff and they are able to make reasonable adjustments to their practise to effectively include the child or young person.
- Co-ordination of transition meetings when a pupil is moving between schools or Key Stages.
- Multi-agency working with health and social care professionals.
- Close liaison with parents and carers.
The team receive referrals from schools, settings, Health Visitors, Therapy Services.