Specialist Education Services

Specialist Education Services comprises of Cognition & Learning, Communication & Interaction, Sensory & Physical, Social, Emotional and Mental Health and Whole School Inclusion Services.

They work together to support schools and children with SEND across the whole of Suffolk in a variety of different ways, including support for children with visual and hearing impairments, dyslexia, behaviour needs, communication difficulties and others.

SENCo Bulletin

The SENCO Bulletin provides a round up of latest news, events and updates and is provided to any school leaders, SENCOs and teachers in Suffolk. Anyone is welcome to receive the bulletin; to be added to the list please email sendnews@suffolk.gov.uk .

SENCo Support Line

In addition, we offer a SENCo Support line which is open Mon-Fri 3.30-4.30pm during term time. The helpline number is: 01473 296631.

The line is answered by Health colleagues on Mondays, the Psychology and Therapeutic Service on Tuesdays, the Specialist Education Services on Wednesdays and Thursdays and Family Services on Fridays. However, you can of course call on any day and if your question or query cannot be dealt with straightaway then you will be signposted to the right colleague for support.

Please note that the support line is designed for general enquiries or ‘quick questions’ and not for individual pupil discussion. For example, you may have a question around systems, processes, school-based interventions, the Graduated Response, etc.

Who to contact

Name Izzy Connell Position Head of Service Telephone 01473 264821
Mobile 07540 673775 Email izzy.connell@suffolk.gov.uk