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 and/or difficulties recording their work 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.
Please make all referrals using our standard referral form, completing as much information as possible. Any additional information such as IEP's, annual reviews and medical reports are welcomed.
We accept referrals from educational and health professionals, however we are happy to accept referrals from other professional services, including child-minders / child care providers.
What happens next?
Within four weeks of receiving new referral information (during term time), we will make contact with the SENCo/Teacher/Key Worker to arrange an initial visit to the school/setting. On the 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. To enable this visit, forms must be signed and returned to Woodlands School.
It is essential that we receive a signed parental permission form for this initial visit to take place.