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Specialist Information Advice and Guidance Service SIAG

What is it?  

A new service to support mainstream schools in meeting the needs of pupils with Special Educational Needs in their settings. Funded by the LA as part of the Delivering Better Value/ SEND Transformation Plan; this service is designed to compliment and integrate with existing SEN services. 

The service will provide a team of specialist SEND advisers who will offer a practical service to mainstream schools to support colleagues to deliver Quality First Teaching and further develop whole school inclusive educational practice through strength-based approaches.    

The support is aimed at working with staff, supporting and developing best practice in schools to ensure the needs of pupils with SEND are understood and met.  
It could include: 

  • Direct face to face engagement, modelling and demonstration of practical strategies – as well as support in making the best use of existing services and SEN toolkits (2- 3 days in school)  
  • A specialist SEN advice line.  
  • Impact analysis, feedback and signposting to next steps 
How to access this service: 

If you would like to enquire about the service or wish to receive support from this service, you can contact us here: 


Phone: 01872 487 237 

If you would like to make a request, please use this form found on the Schools Platform: Specialist Information, Advice and Guidance Referral Form - Cornwall Council 

Alternatively, please follow these steps: 

Cornwall Services for Schools – Resources – Specialist Information Advice and Guidance at the top of the page- Request form on the right (look for the SPT Logo). 
Request for support process: 

Once you have submitted the request form it will be considered by a panel, including representatives from the existing SEN support teams, to make sure that you can be given support by the right team of people.  If the panel feels that SIAG is the right service for you the referral will be passed to the SPT Specialist Information Advice and Guidance team who will then get in touch.