The Outreach Support and Advisory Service works in close collaboration with a wide range of health and educational professionals to support children and young people who have physical difficulties in mainstream schools. Although the children supported are of statutory school age, we welcome referrals from children of pre-school age to enable us to contribute towards a smooth transition into school.
Referrals can be made by writing using the form on the right hand side of this page.
When you use our referral form please provide as much information as possible. Any additional information such as EHCPS, IEP's, annual reviews and medical reports are welcomed.
It is essential that we receive a signed parental permission form for this initial visit to take place. Both forms must be signed and returned to Woodlands School, marked for the attention of Michelle Koksal, Outreach Lead.
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What happens next?
Once we have consent to work with a child via this process, we will make contact with you to arrange a visit within two weeks of receiving your referral (during term time). We will make contact with the SENCo/Teacher/Key Worker to arrange an initial visit to the school/setting. On our initial visit, we will observe and assess the child's needs and offer support and advice to enable them to enjoy a successful and inclusive experience.
We can attend meetings to support good communication between families and schools. We will also provide practical ideas in writing which can be used to support children and young people over time.