Springhallow Autism Outreach is a Local Authority commissioned, free to access, service for schools and other settings offering training and advice. This service benefits pupils with social communication needs (including Autism) to be included in their setting and make progress.
As a centre of excellence, Springhallow Outreach achieves this through:
- Training staff to increase knowledge, skills and understanding and their confidence to support individuals
- Collaborate with teams to foster a whole school inclusive ethos and culture
- Providing bespoke packages of support to schools and individuals
- Supporting the application of strategies and interventions within daily practice
- Accessible and ongoing support and consultations meeting an individual’s needs
Springhallow Autism Outreach is an integral part of Ealing’s strategy for additional and special educational needs, disabilities and inclusion 2023-2027. Details may be found by clicking this link: https://www.egfl.org.uk/services-children/send-and-inclusion/ealing%E2%80%99s-strategy-additional-and-special-educational-needs
In partnership with other Ealing special schools, we provide support in mainstream settings. “We are committed to sharing expertise and knowledge in partnership with our mainstream colleagues and other professionals. We believe in promoting educational excellence for all learners.” Further details may be found by clicking this link: https://www.egfl.org.uk/services-children/send-and-inclusion/special-schools-outreach-support-and-arp-schools
The service is available to Ealing mainstream settings and to Ealing residents who attend educational settings in neighbouring boroughs.
Springhallow Autism Outreach Service provides services that aim to improve outcomes for autistic children and young people, and support them on their pathway, to ultimately lead the lives that they want as adults.
Our goal is to do this by supporting staff to recognize and build on the unique strengths and qualities of individuals in order to improve their educational and well-being outcomes. We support staff to increase their knowledge, skills and understanding of autism to enable high aspirations for their learners.
Through regular feedback and reflection, we strive to continually improve our own performance.
SUMMARY OF OUR PROVISION:
As an Ealing Local Authority commissioned service, we offer free support to staff working in Early Years, Schools and Colleges through training and supporting them with bespoke advice for individual learners.
Our Training Offer
Springhallow Autism Outreach Service offers a comprehensive autism training package for teachers, support staff and school leaders. The purpose of the training is to increase staff knowledge, skills and understanding of autism so that they are able to apply this in their day to day practice to support their children and young people to enjoy a positive experience at school and develop to their potential.
The training offer includes the Autism Education Trust (AET) training modules, which we deliver in partnership with respective colleagues in Ealing Early Years, Schools and Post 16.
The AET is a not-for-profit partnership between Ambitious about Autism and the National Autistic Society (NAS). It is funded and supported by the Department for Education (DfE) and hosted on behalf of the partnership by the NAS. You may find out more about the AET by clicking this link: https://www.autismeducationtrust.org.uk/
We also offer bespoke training packages in schools and settings, enabling a larger number of colleagues to attend, with a shared focus on the individual circumstances of the setting. (Please contact us to discuss costs if this is to be delivered outside usual school working hours.)
Our key messages throughout training focus on developing understanding and skills, working collaboratively, valuing neurodiversity and inclusion and supporting young people to develop their strengths and interests. Staff training underpins the bespoke advice we offer through support for individuals.
Support for Individual Children and Young People
Our advice is based on the principles and values we share in training. In order to support individuals, we do not offer set ‘packages’ but work with each setting to respond to individual needs, which may include singular or ongoing visits and observations, face to face or online meetings, telephone calls and written advice including reports or email correspondence.
Referrals should be made by the SENCO or Inclusion Manager to Springhallow Outreach Service at the e mail address below.
Please contact us if you require our updated referral form as, regrettably, we are unable to accept referrals not made on our most recent electronic form. All correspondence regarding training and referrals should be directed to: [email protected]