Outreach Support


Sharing Best Practice with Mainstream and Special School Colleagues


Would you like further support and advice for a pupil with SEND in your class? 

Outreach Support

We will arrange for a member of our staff to visit your school to provide strategies to help you support individual pupils with SEND. Before a visit to your school you will require parent / carer permission.

Appointments can be arranged through the school office, see below for contact details. 


Observing Best Practice

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 behaviour or the specific needs of the child. When calling to make an appointment, please advise of age of child(ren) and area of focus.

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.


Communication Strategies 

Teachers and Teaching Assistants can book an appointment to observe how staff at Red Marsh School, an outstanding special school (OFSTED 2019), 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 and training can be booked through the school office.  

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.



Red Marsh School can provide training in working with pupils with SEND to other setting. We are continually developing our training programme and are happy to develop courses to meet your needs.  Please contact school office to request training. 


Would you like to improve SEND Provision within your school?  

A SEND review will empower you to identify areas for improvement within your SEND provision; equip those supporting school improvement to review and create improvement plans for SEND provision and help embed a focus on SEND as part of school improvement practice.  Red Marsh School can work with your school to complete a SEND review.   

To book any of the above opportunities please contact:

Christina Welsh

Red Marsh School 

Holly Road

Thornton Cleveleys



 Tel: 01253 868451 or email c.welsh@redmarsh.lancs.sch.uk



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 Curriculum and Assessment Group (NWSCAG).  If you belong to NWSCAG, or are interested in joining NWSCAG, 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.




Sharing our Educational Research 

We hope you find our most recent educational research valuable reading.

Educational Research

In 2017-19 Red Marsh School took part in the Dfe pilot project to research the effectiveness of using The Engagement Profile to assess pupils with severe learning difficulties.  This research was shared with the Dfe.  If you are interested in our findings please contact school.  

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