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Specialist Education Services (SES) Suffolk County Council

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Comprising the Cognition & Learning, Communication & Interaction, Sensory & Physical, Social, Emotional and Mental Health and Whole School Inclusion Services, the Specialist Education Services are part of Suffolk County Council.

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.

Overview of SES

Click the links below to find out more about what each service does:

Cognition & Learning (C&L) Service

Communication & Interaction (C&I) Service

Education Access Team

Sensory & Physical (S&P) Service

Social, Emotional & Mental Health (SEMH) Service

Whole School Inclusion (WSI) Service

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.

Inclusion Support Line

The line is available between 9am and 5pm Monday - Friday. This resource is open to all education settings as well as colleagues working in health and social care. The number for this line is: 01473 265502 and the email address is localoffer@suffolk.gov.uk. A web chat option is also available on the webpage.

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.

Inclusion Support Meetings

Schools can also book free 20 minute online Inclusion Support Meetings to access advice and guidance from a specialist teacher to support early intervention around a pupil’s cognition and learning difficulties, including specific learning difficulties. To book an ISM click here.

For information about Early Years referrals, click here: Early Years SEND Support | Suffolk Learning


SES are committed to supporting all school staff in developing their understanding, confidence and skills in understanding and supporting pupils’ many different needs. We are offering a range of free, virtual training sessions delivered by experienced specialist teachers.

See the list of training dates and topics.

Who to contact

Izzy Connell
Head of Service

Additional contact

Inclusion Support Line
01473 265502
Additional Website

Where to go

Other details

Referral required?
Referral and availability notes

Please see each individual service page for details of who they work with, and use the referral documents in the Downloads section to make a referral.

Age Groups
16-25 years, Children (5-11), Young people
Related links
The new SES Structure (narrated presentation on YouTube)
Inclusion Support Meetings: booking calendar
Schools' Choice
SENCO Central

Local Offer

Local Offer
Izzy Connell
01473 264821

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