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Education Services

Specialist Inclusion Team

Formerly Learning Support Service (LSS) and Autism Communication Team (ACT) 

The Specialist Inclusion Team (SI Team) are part of Rotherham’s Inclusion Support Services and work within a range of educational settings in Rotherham, South Yorkshire and Derbyshire. We are a team of teachers, specialist teachers and autism specialists all with a passion for inclusion.

The Service promotes inclusive practice through consultancy and CPD to deliver its key priorities:

  • Early Identification and Intervention
  • Targeted support for pupils with severe and persistent difficulties (e.g. Downs, dyslexia, dyscalculia, autism)
  • Advice for pupils with difficulties in Cognition and Learning, Communication and Interaction, Social, Emotional and Mental Health and Sensory needs.
  • Continuing professional development for schools, parents/carers and volunteers, including the delivery of accredited dyslexia training by Skills and Education Group (SEG) and the accredited training programmes from the Autism Education Trust (AET).
  • Development of multi-agency working to best meet the needs of children and their families within the Borough and wider
  • Development of suitable environments and settings
  • Targeted support for pupils in transition between schools and across Key Stages
  • Targeted support for schools in challenging circumstances

We are a traded service and packages of support can be purchased through Trade Rotherham.

Service Leader: Helen Bacon


Telephone: 01709 334087