Specialist Services


What specialist services and expertise are available at or accessed by the school?


Saint Nathaniel’s Academy is supported by specialist professionals including:

•Speech and Language Therapy


•Learning Mentor

•Bilingual Support

•Beanstalk Reading Volunteers

•Beechfield Education - Wellbeing of Children in Care


•School Nurse/Health Visitor

•Occupational Therapy

•Hearing/Visually Impaired Specialist Teachers

•Educational Psychologist

•SEND Advisor

•Social Workers

•Educational Welfare Officer



What training have the staff supporting SEND had or what training are they having?


Staff at Saint Nathaniel’s have received training on:


  • • Changes to the Code of Practice

  • • Dyslexia Awareness

  • • Speech and Language

  • • ASD Awareness Training

  • • Talk Boost/Early Talk Boost/ KS2 Talk boost

  • • ESOL

  • • SENCO Award

  • • Family Learning

  • • PECS

  • • Switch onto Literacy

  • • Beat Dyslexia

  • • Child Led Play

  • • Nuffield

  • • SULP Programmes – Asking more specific questions,

  • • MAPA

  • • Talking Partners

  • • Talking Maths

  • • How to be an effective SEND Teaching Assistant

  • • Forest Schools

  • • Using dyslexia friendly programmes effectively

  • • Targetted ASD Awareness

  • • Understanding of Language Programmes



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Saint Nathaniel's Academy is operated by St Bart’s Multi Academy Trust which is a charitable company limited by guarantee and registered in England and Wales with company number 8735454. Registered Office: Belgrave St Bartholomews Academy, Sussex Place, Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ST3 4TP

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