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SEND Support & Advice

Sara has been working with children with special needs in a variety of settings including mainstream schools, special needs centres and nurture groups over many years. From her wide practical experience and academic background, Sara is able to offer realistic support, friendly advice and expert training for staff working with children with a variety of special needs. Sara has particular experience and expertise working with those with:

  • Social, emotional and mental health needs

  • Behavioural difficulties, including behaviour as communication

  • Autistic spectrum disorders

  • Dyslexia

  • Speech, language and communication need

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Support is tailored to you and your school’s needs. It will work to suit you

and could include:

  • Whole school review: How special needs friendly are you? Do you have strategies in place to meet the particular needs?

  • Support to produce EHCP applications

  • Review of existing strategies

  • Advice and support for work with individuals or groups

  • Preparation of case studies

  • Advice on individual support plans

  • Staff and leaders question & answer sessions

  • Training on working with children with particular special needs

  • Writing and using social stories


By working with SEA Inclusion and Safeguarding, you will know that your staff have the skills and confidence to develop a whole school approach to special needs. You will know that your school is working to support all its children to fulfil their potential, and you will have a range of appropriate strategies in place to support them.

Don’t forget the parents!

SEA Inclusion and Safeguarding is happy to work with parents, individually or in groups, to develop their understanding of their children’s special needs and how to meet them. 

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Pick up the phone and talk to Sara Alston to discuss what YOU really need:  07855 601645

“I found our discussion and your advice extremely useful. I am really looking forward to making improvements in the areas we discussed.”                     Ruth, SENCo

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