Outreach Support


Sharing Best Practice with Mainstream and Special School Colleagues


Red Marsh school would like to offer our special school and mainstream colleagues the opportunity to visit our outstanding school to enable the creation of joint working partnerships with local schools and;
“Further develop the sharing of Red Marsh School’s outstanding practice in teaching and managing pupils with special educational needs and disabilities with other schools” (OFSTED January 2015).
Would you like further support and advice for a pupil with SEND in your class? 

We are offering opportunities for staff in your school to come into Red Marsh School and observe outstanding SEND practice. You will have the opportunity to discuss strategies which can be effectively used to support individual pupils with SEND in your setting. 

Appointments can be made at any point during the school week and can be focused on a particular area i.e. managing challenging behavior. When calling to make an appointment, please advise of age of child(ren) and area of focus.
Following your visit to Red Marsh School we can then arrange for a member of our staff to visit your school to provide strategies to help you support individual pupils with SEND however, there may be a cost for this service. Before a visit to your school you will require parent permission.
In addition to this, staff can also attend the Speaking & Listening Intervention Programmes & Communication Strategies as detailed on below.
Speaking & Listening Intervention Programmes
Teachers and/or Teaching Assistants can book appointments to observe how TAs at Red Marsh School provide speaking and listening interventions for;
a. a group of verbal students (am)
b. a group of non-verbal students (pm)
developing their speaking and listening skills using a range of resources, which can be loaned for a term.
As part of the appointment staff will have the opportunity to discuss with the TA leading the group what they have observed and how this can be implemented in a mainstream classroom.
Appointments can be booked for Thursdays, morning or afternoon, depending on the group being observed.
Communication Strategies 
Teachers and Teaching Assistants can book an appointment to observe how staff at Red Marsh School, an outstanding special school (OFSTED 2015), use a range of communication strategies to ensure inclusive practice in our primary classrooms.
As part of the training there will be opportunities to discuss observed strategies with staff.
Appointments can be booked for Tuesday mornings 9.30 - 11.00am
To book for the CPD opportunities please contact:
Christina Welsh
Red Marsh School 
Holly Road
Thornton Cleveleys
Tel: 01253 868451 or email c.welsh@redmarsh.lancs.sch.uk
Please advise at the time of booking which session you would be interested in and age of child(ren).
As part of the visit we ask that you complete an evaluation form so we can continue to monitor the effectiveness of our CPD.

Communication Cluster Groups


Red Marsh School hold a Communication Cluster Group every half term for Professionals working with pupils who require support with communication, to share best practice, advice and support.

If you would like to attend the next group please contact Sarah Holyhead on 01253 868451.



North West Special School Assessment Group 


Red Marsh School delivers training for the North West Special School Assessment Group (NWSSAG).  If you belong to NWSSAG, or are interested in joining NWSSAG, and would like to receive training regarding assessment without levels for pupils with SEND please email c.welsh@redmarsh.lancs.sch.uk.  


Bounce, Rhyme & Sign Sessions


Bounce, Rhyme & Sign sessions are regularly run at Red Marsh School for children aged 0-4, accompanied by an adult.
These sessions are an opportunity to help develop communication skills for young children in an inclusive and friendly environment.
Bounce, Rhyme & Sign will help your child:
  • Learn to listen to you and watch you 
  • Learn to take turns
  • Learn to copy sounds and actions
  • Understand & say new words


Please call the school office on 01253 868451 for more information or to book your place.




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