What we offer:

We are a service to support schools in meeting the needs of pupils with complex educational needs.
Typically, pupils triggering the involvement of the Outreach Service will have complex learning needs and advice may have been sought from an Educational Psychologist or ALS (SEN).

The service will facilitate training and resource development to build a school’s capacity to meet the needs of a wider range of pupils.
Managed by Alice Thomas, it draws upon the expertise within Suffolk Special Schools and is offered to schools across Suffolk. Our main partner is The Ashley School Academy Trust in Lowestoft who provide SENDAT outreach services in North Suffolk.

School focused work could be:

  • Developing curriculum adaptation and differentiation 
  • Assisting teaching staff with planning, monitoring progress and target setting
  • Developing teaching methods to include kinaesthetic, visual and multi sensory approaches
  • Person centred learning
  • The use of stories to teach social understanding
  • Social scripts and social skills
  • Disability awareness
  • Developing inclusive practice
  • SENDAT maths scheme
  • Working with a range of undiagnosed and diagnosed conditions including ASD, MLD, SLD, Cerebral Palsey, Downs Syndrome, Chromosomal disorders, Duchenne Muscular Dustrophy, and Williams Syndrome

We can train school staff on a variety of topics including:

  • Curriculum differentiation for Downs Syndrome
  • Specific training on teaching methods and learning styles linked to a range of disabilities and conditions
  • Differentiation: a practical approach
  • Planning and assessment tools