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Outreach Co-ordinator: Julie Rawlings



The outreach service utilises the knowledge and skills of teachers working at Dorothy Goodman School and their experiences of working with children and young people with complex needs.

Please find below information about the Outreach Support available from Dorothy Goodman School.


The aims of outreach support are to:

  • Support mainstream schools in meeting the needs of children and young people with learning difficulties which are outside their usual experience

  • Help teachers and teaching assistants feel more confident in their day-to-day work in the classroom and promote a climate of success.

  • Build this confidence through being able to talk to, observe and work alongside skilled practitioners from special school settings.


Who can access outreach?

The outreach service is available to all schools/educational settings in the local area. Pupils referred for such support are those who challenge the confidence and skills of teachers and support staff as a result of their special educational needs.


How much does it cost?

The initial visit is free (up to half a day) and strategies, advice and casework will be discussed. After each visit a Summary of Support with clear success criteria will be completed by the outreach worker and sent to the Headteacher/SENCo of the mainstream school. Mainstream schools will need to use their own resources to release staff to work with special school staff.


Further work

After the initial visit there are packages of support that schools can access at a cost:


½ day:  £125.00

1 day:   £250.00

2 days:  £400.00


This can include bespoke packages which could consist of a combination of:

CPD, individual casework, further intervention to support the initial request and SEND reviews to inform next steps and inform school development plans.


Informal support and advice is also available – please feel free to phone or email us if there is anything you would like to discuss.  We are here to help!!


We are always looking for ways to further develop partnerships between Dorothy Goodman and mainstream schools.  Please do not hesitate to get in touch if we can support in any other way.