Specialist teaching teams

Specialist Teachers for Inclusive Practice (STIPs)

We are a team of qualified teachers and experienced Teaching Assistants with specialist knowledge and practical experience in supporting children with SEND and additional needs. Our comprehensive offer includes support at all levels of the Graduated Response for children and young people with SEND. Our work involves engaging with families as well as school staff to support all children to thrive in our mainstream schools.

The Specialist Teachers for Inclusive Practice can work with any mainstream school to support the inclusion and achievement of children with additional and special educational needs.

We offer a core service to all academies and secondary schools which can be enhanced through the purchase of additional packages on the Surrey Services for Schools portal.

We provide an enhanced service to our maintained primary schools where our offer is delivered according to school, pupil and family need in line with the Graduated Response and Profiles of Need.

Our graduated offer includes supporting schools to develop their whole-school approach to inclusion and both supports and develops the use of targeted and evidence-based early intervention for children with special and additional educational needs.

Find out more

Schools can ask for the teams' involvement through a formal referral process to the area specialist teaching teams. Parents or carers will need to support the referral and sign a permission form confirming this.

For more details of your area specialist teaching team, contact us:

  • North-east - Elmbridge Civic Centre, High Street, Esher, KT10 9SD ne.educationteam@surreycc.gov.uk
  • South-east - Consort House, 5-7 Queensway, Redhill, RH1 1YB se.educationteam@surreycc.gov.uk
  • North-west - Quadrant Court, 35 Guildford Road, Woking, GU22 7QQ nw.educationteam@surreycc.gov.uk
  • South-west - Quadrant Court, 35 Guildford Road, Woking, GU22 7QQ sw.educationteam@surreycc.gov.uk