In line with STLS's move towards this new way of working for schools, we request that all SENCo’s attend a surgery before submitting a LIFT referral. There will, be exceptions to this request, but in such instances, please contact Emma Holt directly.
All surgeries are delivered virtually via Microsoft Teams.
The surgeries aim to support SENCo's /Practitioners /Teachers /inclusion Managers to identify strategies and signpost individuals to interventions and resources through our STLS Library or online websites and apps. Relevant training opportunities may also be highlighted.
Please get in touch with Emma Holt if you would like to book a place on one of our surgeries.
Please get in touch with Emma Holt if you would like to book a place for one of the surgeries.
Surgery and Consultation Information
Surgery and Consultation Information:
Case List Review vs Surgery – There has been a little bit of confusion with regards schools and settings booking onto to surgeries to discuss a child that is already open to STLS. If you have a child who is open to STLS and you would like to discuss them with their Specialist Teacher, please contact the Specialist Teacher directly – you do not need to book a slot with Emma.
Surgery Reminders – Up to 2 children can be discussed in a surgery but this needs to be made clear to the Specialist Teacher at the start of the meeting so that the surgery time can managed equitably.
Consultations – A consultation visit may be the outcome of either a surgery or LIFT referral and is a one off visit from a Specialist Teacher to an individual or group of pupils in a school or setting. The individual or group is not opened to STLS so no parental agreement to engage is required, however, it is strongly advised that parents are made aware of the consultation.
Following the consultation, a brief outcome sheet will be given to the school or setting from the Specialist Teacher, which can be used as evidence of engaging with the Local Offer if required.
This free virtual surgery is an opportunity for you to have a conversation with the EY Specialist Teacher and Inclusion Practitioner to anonymously and confidentially discuss any areas of concern you may have regarding supporting children with SEND in an EY Setting. You will be able to discuss relevant strategies and paperwork as well as get any queries about support agencies such as Portage and SENIF answered.
Attendance at this surgery does not replace the initial support from the Equality & Inclusion team or the required E&I visit before attendance at LIFT.
Individual 45-minute slots between 9.30 - 3 pm, will be allocated before the day
âPlease contact Emma Holt if you would like to book a place on this surgery.
Cognition & Learning / Speech & Language Surgeries
This free virtual session provides an opportunity to discuss specific children (either anonymously or named with parental permission) that are of concern with respect to their slow academic progress/speech and language needs.
Individual 30-minute slots between 9.30 - 3 pm, will be allocated before the day
Specialist Teachers for SEMH, C&I, C&L and EY will be available to offer support, identify strategies and signpost you to interventions and resources, either through our STLS Library or online websites and apps.