Working closely with…. Local high schools – for the smooth transition of pupils. Schools previously attended by joiners – so that we can be immediately be aware of any special educational needs and quickly put a suitable programme of support in place. Members of the MASTs (multi agency support teams) – help to identify, assess and make provision for SEN pupils. The nominated Education Welfare Officer – regular visits. Specialist advisory teaching services – to advise on children with sensory impairment or physical difficulties. Speech and language therapist – contributes to the statement reviews of children with speech and language difficulties. Children with special educational needs may need extra help because of a range of needs, such as in thinking and understanding, physical or sensory difficulties, emotional and behavioural difficulties, or difficulties with speech and language or how they relate to and behave with other people.