Education support services

The Inclusive Education Service (IES) works to promote the inclusion and attainment of children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND). The teams provide support in the home, early years settings, mainstream schools, special schools and pupil referral units. Support is currently provided by the:

  • Autism Team, Learning Support Team and Sensory and Physical Team. For more information please click here.
  • The Special Educational Needs (SEN) Team works closely with parents, schools, children and families’ colleagues and health services to ensure that children and young people with SEN get the most out of their school life and maximise their achievements. Each area of the City (North, Central and South) has a dedicated caseworker and officer who provide consultation, advice and problem solving services for schools, parents and carers, colleagues and partner agencies, in addition to the services provided by the team as a whole. For more information please click here.
  • The Behaviour Support Team (BST) aims to support mainstream schools to meet the needs of young people experiencing emotional, social or behavioural difficulties through a holistic and multi-agency approach.
  • The Community Educational Psychology Service is a statutory service which provides statutory and core work on behalf of Nottingham City Council, but which is also available for schools, nurseries and colleges to purchase to meet their own needs. Educational psychologists are specialists in child development 0-19 with expert knowledge in the social, emotional, behavioural, and cognitive development of children and young people. The range of children the team work with are those 0-19 with complex and multiple needs, those with autistic spectrum disorders, learning difficulties, attachment disorders, ADHD, anxiety disorders, selective autism, life threatening illnesses and those who have suffered stress and trauma.