Red Gates Primary

  020 8651 6540.
 admin@redgates.croydon.sch.uk

  020 8651 6540
 admin@redgates.croydon.sch.uk

Outreach

Red Gates is a maintained primary special school for children aged 2 – 11, who have Autism (ASD) and/or severe learning difficulties (SLD). We are a large staff team who are experienced in working with pupils with a range of educational needs. We recognise that successful schools employ a proactive approach to removing barriers to learning.

We support staff in mainstream schools to develop their understanding of ASD and SLD, and the skills necessary to support the inclusion of pupils with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) in mainstream settings. We utilise the knowledge and skills of staff members in order to advise and support mainstream schools to foster the inclusion of pupils with SEND.

Our vision for outreach support is as follows:
• To promote inclusive practice for pupils with SEND;
• To build upon the knowledge and skills of practitioners supporting pupils with SEND in mainstream schools;
• To support Croydon’s local offer for SEND provision;
• To celebrate successes and share best practice across the Croydon borough.

Here are some examples of the support we are able to offer:
• Strategies to support pupils with ASD;
• Strategies to support pupils at a sensory level of learning;
• A positive approach to behaviour support & access to learning, including the development of behavior support plans;
• Strategies to support communication, e.g. use of sign, symbols and photos;
• Supporting independence in life skills;
• Supporting parents;
• ICT to support learning;
• Planning for and assessing pupils who are not yet working within the National Curriculum (including Mathematics and Literacy). For example, developing pre-writing skills and delivering interactive stories.

We offer a variety of Outreach services, including support for individual pupils, bespoke training for school staff and an annual programme of workshops for professionals held at Red Gates, Details of which can be found in the school’s Outreach Offer below.

Further details of the school’s outreach offer can be found in the Outreach Policy.

Schools can contact our Outreach Coordinator at Red Gates via email outreach@redgates.croydon.sch.uk. A Request for Outreach form can be downloaded using the link below.