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Specialist Teaching Team

The Specialist Teaching Team (STT) offers high quality specialist support to schools and academies working with students with Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities. Working in partnership with our colleagues in schools and academies within the graduated approach outlined in the SEN Code of Practice, STT provides expertise and practical specialised assistance that enables children and young people with SEN to achieve the best possible educational outcomes and make successful transitions to adulthood. We offer a range of services including direct specialist teaching programmes and assessments to identify dyslexia and/or specific learning difficulties in maths.  We can also provide assessments directly to individuals for the purpose of Disabled Students' Allowances or work-based needs. 

Who to contact

Contact Name
Nicola Carter
Contact Position
Team Manager
Telephone
01522 553265
E-mail
STTenquiries@lincolnshire.gov.uk

Where to go

Name
Specialist Teaching Team
Address
9-11, The Avenue
Lincoln
Lincolnshire
District
Lincoln
Postcode
LN1 1PA
Notes

The Specialist Teaching Team is commissioned by educational settings as part of an annual agreement or sometimes on an ad hoc basis and works directly with Children and Young People in their educational settings.  We can provide assessments to private individuals on an ad hoc basis and, in those cases, a suitable LCC venue will be booked close to the individual's home address for their convenience.

Time / Date Details

Opening Times
Opening Times
DayOpening TimeClosing Time
Monday 08:30 17:30
Tuesday 08:30 17:30
Wednesday 08:30 17:30
Thursday 08:30 17:30
Friday 08:30 17:30

Other Details

Availability

Referral required
Self Referral
Referral Details

All educational settings within Lincolnshire are provided with the relevant buy back information for our traded service in January each year and can choose to enter into a purchase agreement for a specified number of hours for the financial year ahead.  It is possible to purchase support on an ad hoc basis but this will be subject to the availability of specialist teachers as priority is given to those settings entering into an annual purchase agreement.

Where direct support for a student or a specialist assessment for dyslexia is requested, parental agreement must be obtained before work can commence. 

Other notes

The Specialist Teaching Team provide a countywide service and will travel to neighbouring counties if requested.

Specific age range
Aged 4 to adult

Inclusion Information

Premise Accessibility

Has Provision
No

Wheelchair Access

Has Provision
No

Special Needs

Has Provision
Yes
Experience with
Dyslexia
Learning difficulties

Dietary Needs

Has Provision
No
Experience with

Languages Spoken

Languages
Makaton
Local Offer

Local Offer

Description

The Specialist Teaching Team (STT) offers specialist support to schools and academies working with students with Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities through an annual purchase agreement. As a service we offer:

  • Direct specialist teaching (individual or small group)
  • Access arrangements and special considerations: team members hold the necessary accredited qualifications required by the Joint Council for Qualifications (JCQ)
  • Provision of bespoke student programmes from which student progress can be measured
  • Provision of specialist learning profiles based on information from assessments or observational assessments of a student’s learning differences, strengths and weaknesses. Our team are licensed to utilise an increasing number of nationally recognised specialist assessments and will produce a detailed formal report giving practical strategies for teaching and learning. This may include the identification of dyslexia and a profile of difficulties which is consistent with what is currently known about dyscalculia.
  • Training for teachers and Teaching Assistants
  • Parental liaison and workshops
  • SEN Consultancy and advice on specialist support equipment
  • Senco support and support for SEN administration

STT also offer enhanced Outreach Support for Dyslexia. This could include face to face advice and training for whole school, Teaching Assistants, Parents or Carers and Governors. In addition, an integral part of the specialist outreach role is to provide telephone and email helpline support and advice. Support is available to parents/carers and professionals via the Dyslexia Outreach Helpline, which is available every Monday during term time from 9.00 am to 11.00 am.

North of County: Odette Read Tel: 01427 787178 option 3.  Mobile: 07778 534478.

E-Mail: Odette.Read@lincolnshire.gov.uk 

South of County: Helen Lane.  Tel: 01205 317871. Mobile: 07823 535473.  E-mail: Helen.Lane@lincolnshire.gov.uk

All of our specialist teachers hold additional qualifications in SEND; many at Masters Level. Many team members hold the National Senco Award. All team members hold or are completing the Advanced Diploma in Teaching Pupils with Specific Learning Difficulties (AMBDA) and the PATOSS Practising Certificate.

Contact Name
Nicola Carter
Contact Telephone
01522 553265
Contact Email
STTEnquiries@lincolnshire.gov.uk
Experience
  • Dyslexia
  • Dyscalculia
  • ASD; ADHD and Developmental Co-ordination Disorder (DCD) / Dyspraxia
  • Speech and Language Communication Needs
  • General learning difficulties
Training details

The Dyslexia Outreach Team provides the bulk of our training offer to settings.  The following is a small selection of what can be offered:

Whole School Training Packages:

Dyslexia Awareness and Strategies

Dyslexia and Spelling

Metacognition and the Role of Memory in Learning

Using a Morphological Approach to Reading and Spelling Supporting Maths Difficulties in the Classroom

Examination Access Arrangements

Mental Health

ADHD Awareness and Strategies

Teaching Assistant Training:

Precision Teaching

Multisensory Strategies to Support Literacy

In addition, we are happy to offer bespoke training packages based on a school’s own needs.

Local Offer Age Bands
Primary (4-10 years)
Secondary (11-16 years)
SEN Provision Type
Targeted

This service is listed for your information. Its inclusion on the Family Services Directory does not imply endorsement, approval or recommendation by Lincolnshire County Council. For more information, go to Terms & Conditions

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