Specialist teaching

We provide specialist teaching services to support children and young people with a variety of special educational needs and disabilities (SEND). We provide our specialist teaching services across all education settings, including post-16, secondary, primary, mainstream, specialist and early years.

What are specialist teachers?

Specialist teachers are qualified teachers who have received further training in a specific area related to learning and can provide targeted, quality first teaching. Our specialist teachers have all had further training in a specific area of SEND.

What do our specialist teachers do?

Our specialist teachers are each trained in a specific area of SEND and are experts in identifying and addressing the needs within their specialism. Our specialist teachers help support the needs of children and young people with SEND by providing a variety of services in relation to the following areas:

Who provides our specialist teaching services?

Our specialist teaching services are provided by qualified teachers who have earnt additional qualifications in relation to the area of need they support. Our specialist teachers have extensive experience of teaching. The combination of qualifications and experience ensures a high quality service to support children, young people and education settings.

When would a specialist teacher be used?

A specialist teacher can be used during any stage of education and can assist with the identification and addressing of needs. Usually a specialist teacher is required when an education setting would like additional support than that which can be provided internally. It is good practice for education settings to have access to a broad range of specialisms and to take SEND into account so children and young people can access the curriculum, and our specialist teaching provision facilitates this access by covering all areas of need. Where possible, while a specialist teacher is in an education setting they will share their expertise and knowledge within their area in order to upskill school staff and provide them with skills which will help them in the future.

How do education settings make use of our specialist teachers?

Education settings can make use of our specialist teachers in a variety of ways on a standalone basis or in a regular capacity through a service level agreement. Our specialist teachers can be used in a variety of professional capacities in addition to existing teaching staff. EHP specialist teaching provision is to identify and support children and young people with additional needs.

Where a child continues to make less than expected progress, despite evidence-based support and interventions that are matched to the child's area of need, practitioners should consider involving appropriate specialists, for example, health visitors, speech and language therapists, Portage workers, educational psychologists or specialist teachers, who may be able to identify effective strategies, equipment, programmes or other interventions to enable the child to make progress towards the desired learning and development outcomes.

SEND code of practice (2015)

What specialist teaching services do we offer?

Our specialist teaching services offer a broad range of services to education settings. Specific services each specialism provides, include:

  • Screening
  • Assessment
  • 1:1 intervention
  • Group intervention
  • Consultancy
  • Training
  • Whole school work

We support the needs of children, young people and education settings through our flexible and bespoke services.


Our training is available on and off site for education settings and organisations in relation to health, psychology and education.

Some needs may emerge after a student has begun a programme. Teaching staff should work with specialist support to identify where a student may be having difficulty which may be because of SEN.

SEND code of practice (2015)


Our services can be funded through a variety of ways.

Specialist teaching supports many areas of SEND within education settings and can be provided on an individual, targeted and whole school level. Our specialist teachers provide a broad range of services in relation to an area of need. Flexible and bespoke support maximises the potential and wellbeing of children and young people.

Commission EHP

Our specialist multidisciplinary services can be commissioned through a service level agreement and as standalone input.

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If you would like to find out more about the services we offer or to book a free initial discussion then please contact us on email

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