We have been very successfully operating the Outreach provision across the LA for the past 25 years having initiated a service within our own right as Hope School since the early 1980’s. The service has been described as a ‘Flagship’ for the L.A.
In 2005 several special schools were closed and the Physical Difficulties Outreach Service was created using staff from Hope School and Physiotherapy input from the NHS. This is run by practitioners from Hope School and provides a robust, effective and efficient service across the LA
We support pupils and students with significant learning difficulties including students with severe learning difficulties (SLD), profound and multiple learning difficulties (PMLD), Autism, Sensory Processing Difficulties, Complex and Challenging Behaviours and Complex Medical conditions. Our pupils and students are working from P1 through to NC Level 2/3. All are students are statemented and /or have an EHC Plan.
The school has received a judgement of Outstanding following each of the last three OFSTED inspections as well as Outstanding judgement for English as a subject specific inspection and consecutive Outstanding judgement from Ofsted for our Early Years provision.
Hope Outreach provision is run by a highly respected, motivated, enthusiastic, highly skilled and highly trained team of experienced staff. Our service ensures that mainstream schools have consistent access to expert and specialist advice and high quality support and guidance on how to manage and support children and young people within an integrated setting.
The overall objective of the service is to develop mainstream schools capacity for managing pupils with additional needs so that the practice of support and intervention becomes an intrinsic part of the inclusive culture of the schools.
The success of our service derives from the fact we use highly qualified and experienced practitioners to deliver, support and guide colleagues within mainstream schools to enable pupils and students to meet their needs and access a curriculum within mainstream provision.
We also deliver a diverse range of training and support opportunities for schools, working on agreed areas of need.