Outreach support is provided by Somerset special schools to their local mainstream schools.  It aims to build capacity and support further development to meet the needs for learners who have special educational needs.


It is intended to be a collaborative process building on the sharing of skills and expertise of the schools involved and aims to:

  • Increase capacity for schools to meet the needs of all pupils with SEND
  • Identify local solutions: provision that responds to local area need, as part of a wider provision map
  • Provide practitioner led support (by people who are actively teaching on a day to day basis)
  • Increase confidence of teaching and non-teaching staff to deliver effective provision for all groups of learners
  • Provide a co-ordinated approach working with and alongside other colleagues to complement and add value to support services

Our offer responds to local need and includes:

  • Modelling of teaching and learning
  • Observing pupils and giving feedback
  • Direct Intervention/Support in school or training
  • Visits to specialist setting to observe strategies and approaches in practise – in-reach
  • Joint planning

To access Outreach support:

Sedgemoor & West Somerset Polden Bower - Special School Outreach

Rest of somerset Outreach Referral Form

See here for what we can offer Click here to download the current file ('sos-1.pdf')

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