Outreach & Training

Outreach support is provided in schools and is aimed at children aged 4-16 with significant special educational needs. The support is tailored to the needs of each child and is intended to increase the skills and knowledge of the staff working with them. The aim of the outreach process is to empower professionals working with children who have significant needs, thus enabling them to be successfully included in a mainstream setting.

Outreach workers can provide support in the following areas:

  • Curriculum access and differentiation
  • Independence and accessing the educational environment
  • Use of appropriate assessment tools to measure progression, including P-Scales training
  • Implementation of structured teaching
  • Behaviour management strategies and systems, including de-escalation techniques
  • Social skills and understanding
  • Communication Skills
  • Personal care programmes
  • Gross and fine motor skills programmes
  • Transition
  • Risk assessment and Manual Handling training
  • Evaluation, advice and support through the Access Initiative

Outreach support is a commissioned service accessed through the SEND Support Team. The support is delivered by local special schools over a maximum period of two terms. 

The amount and frequency of sessions is dependent on the individual case and is decided by the outreach coordinator. 

Referrals can be made by Educational Psychologists, SEND officers and ASD Advisory Teachers.

Children with a diagnosis of ASD need to be referred to the ASD Advisory Teacher, who will decide if a request for Outreach Support is suitable.

I can sense the energy of the teaching staff. It feels like the kind of school where my child will thrive rather than stagnate/plod along.