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Help & Support


The kind of help may include:

  • Advice regarding individual pupils to increase their access to the curriculum, inclusion in the classroom and socially around the school.

  • Advice on teaching, learning, assessment and target setting,

  • Advice on appropriate resources and information,

  • Advice about how to manage the education of pupils with specific conditions

  • Guidance at transition times,

  • Opportunities for teachers and support staff to visit Dorothy Goodman to view specialist resources and/or observe teaching strategies

  • Training sessions and/or contributing to staff meetings on a range of topics


Advice/ strategies/training are available to support children and young people in the following areas: Dyslexia, Autism, Challenging Behaviour, Communication & Interaction, Social & Emotional Support, Sensory needs, EYFS, Makaton


How can schools/settings access outreach?

To access outreach support a request for support form must be completed. In all cases, requests for support should be made by the Headteacher of the mainstream school or his/her representative, to the Outreach Coordinator here at Dorothy Goodman School.  Please refer to the Request Pathway flow chart for further information.   


The initial visit is free (up to half a day) and strategies, advice and case work 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.