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SENDAT Outreach

A service designed to support schools to help pupils with complex learning needs. This is a core offer paid for by the Local Authority.

The aim of the SENDAT Outreach Service is to improve outcomes for pupils with complex learning needs in mainstream schools by building capacity through facilitating training and resource development. Members of the outreach team can visit school and work with staff and students over fixed periods to develop specific skills.

Who to contact

Name
Alice Mahoney
Position
Outreach Manager
Telephone
01284 717872
Email
alice.mahoney@outreach.sendat.academy
Website
https://sendat.academy/outreach
Address
SENDAT
Ask House, Northgate Avenue
Bury St Edmunds
Suffolk
Postcode
IP32 6BB
Notes

At this time many of the team are working from home. Email contact is best

Where to go

Name
SENDAT Outreach
Address
Ask House
Northgate Avenue
Bury St Edmunds
Suffolk
Postcode
IP32 6BB
View IP32 6BB on a map
Area served
Bury St Edmunds
Parking available
Yes

Other details

Age Groups
16-25 years, Children (5-11), Young people

Local Offer

Local Offer
Experience of including people with special educational needs and disabilities

The Outreach team support students from Early Years, primary, High schools & PRUs (including academies). The “free at the point of delivery” service is for:

  • Pupils who have significant and complex learning difficulties whose needs cannot be met from within the school or setting’s local offer.
  • Pupils whose significant and complex learning difficulties may compromise their placement in mainstream provision, making it difficult and sometimes challenging for the school or setting to maintain.
  • Pupils with significant and complex learning difficulties who may have previously attended specialist provision and who require additional support, in order to successfully and/or maintain them in local mainstream provision or successfully place them in provision in their home community. 
  • Pupils with significant and complex learning difficulties or physical difficulties who may also be Looked After Children [LAC] or in receipt of Pupil Premium funding.  

 SENDAT Outreach also offers specialist IT assessments for pupils who have physical disability and/ or  significant and complex communication difficulties which may hamper access to the curriculum or when their needs cannot be met from within the school or settings local offer.

Outreach+ is the traded service from outreach. If your referral does not meet the criteria for the free assessment you will be offered the same service at a charge • Computer assessments • Neuro-linguistic programming (NLP) practitioner training - chargeable • Whole school staff training-chargeable • Talk about – chargeable program • Bespoke CPD/training please see website. • Structuring curriculum

Communication to schools from the Inclusion Service and SENDAT Outreach

The Psychology and Therapeutic and Specialist Education Services are currently looking at the safest and most effective ways of supporting children and young people with their return to their education settings. At this current time, visits from our services will be undertaken on an individual and needs-led basis, with the safety of children, young people, staff, and colleagues being paramount. If we can offer appropriate support to a child or young person virtually then we will do so. If however a face to face visit is needed, then we will work with education settings to undertake the necessary risk assessments to ensure everyone’s safety. Each decision will be guided by the needs of the child or young person. Please be assured we will continue to work with our education settings and our families to deliver the best support we can for our children and young people at this time. We will be constantly reviewing ways of working and keep you updated.

Contact
Alice Mahoney Outreach Manager
Telephone
01284 717872
Email
alice.mahoney@outreach.sendat.academy
Links
SENDAT Outreach
Conditions Supported
Autistic spectrum conditions
Communication difficulties
Learning difficulties
Physical disabilities

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