The Inclusive Education Service aims to promote the inclusion and attainment of children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities

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We provide support so that all children and young people:

  • can learn and achieve success
  • have the right to be included in their local community
  • have the right to an inclusive educational placement - wherever that may be

Support is provided in the home, early years' settings, mainstream schools, special schools and pupil referral units.

Teams providing support are:

  • Community Educational Psychology Service
  • Autism Team
  • Learning Support Team
  • Sensory and Physical Team
  • Portage Team

Each team offers a continuum of specialist support to children and young people, their families and schools which is flexible and can be tailored to meet individual needs.

Learning Support Booklet

Quality Assurance

Advisory teachers of Special Educational Needs and Disabilities have specialist or mandatory qualifications.  All of our staff have significant experience in working with children or young people in a variety of settings and schools.

The quality of service provided is assured a variety of ways including:

  • All staff have current enhanced DBS checks
  • All staff undergo induction and mentoring on joining the service
  • National standards are used to inform our practice and delivery of service
  • All staff undergo performance management
  • All support staff work under the supervision of a teacher
  • All staff are kept up to date with current legislation including safeguarding
  • Staff receive regular ongoing professional development in line with their specialist area
  • The service operates to the standards outlined in the Inclusive Education Quality Assurance Document
  • Complaints are dealt with in line with the Nottingham City Council Complaints Policy

Core role

The core role of the teams is to build capacity within schools and settings, supporting staff development and the implementation of effective policies and practices, so that children and young people with SEND are included in all aspects of school/setting life and make good progress. All core activities should result in sustainable outcomes for schools - so that schools and settings can continue to meet pupil need following the completion of a support package.


Elements of the work of the teams will be funded by the local authority. This includes support to individual pupils who have the most significant needs. Each team has published criteria to identify the nature of pupils who will receive individual support as part of the core role.

Support for pupils who do not fulfil the criteria is available at a charge.

range of servicesRange of services

  • School focused interventions, raising the capacity of schools to meet the needs of their pupils through the development and implementation of whole school policies and processes; training for staff at all levels; provision mapping; environmental audits; pupil tracking; data analysis and strategic planning; support to SENCos and curriculum resources
  • Pupil-focused interventions including family support; assessment; monitoring and review of pupils with high level needs; target setting and evaluation of progress; identification of support strategies and curriculum resources; classroom support; modelling of strategies and staff training; transition support at all key stages



Inclusive Education Service
Tel: 0115 876 5311 / 0115 876 5340

 Inclusive Education Service Physical Disability Support

Autism Team
Tel: 0115  876 5311
Learning Support
Tel: 0115  876 5311
Sensory Team
Tel: 0115  876 5340
Early Years Foundation Stage Special Educational Needs Team
Tel: 0115 876 5829