Watermill School, Turnhurst Road,

Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, ST6 6JZ

School Tel: (01782) 883737   INSPIRE Tel: (01782) 883777

Headteacher: Mr J May

Outreach

OUTREACH,SEN & INCLUSION

WATERMILL SCHOOL works in partnerships with the other special schools in Stoke-on-Trent.

The vision for Special School Outreach in Stoke-on-Trent is a provision that:

Enables pupils who have a statement/diagnosis of special educational needs to participate fully in the life and work of mainstream settings;

Works collaboratively with other support services to remove barriers of achievement by building capacity, sustainability and confidence in our mainstream settings.

The four special schools of Stoke-on-Trent: Watermill School, Abbey Hill School, Kemball School and Portland School offer a wide range of support, including the following:

Support for pupils in mainstream who have a statement/diagnosis of special educational needs

Tailor made packages of support

Specialist advice for staff

Access to resources

Shared placement with a special school

SEND termly meetings

Classroom observation and feedback

How can I access the service?

If you require support for a particular pupil in your school or setting who has a statement/diagnosis of special educational needs, you will need to complete and return a referral form.  This can be downloaded from the following website page:

Alternatively, you can request a form by contacting:

Helen Booth, Outreach Manager, Telephone (01782) 883737

or e-mail: hbooth@watermillschool.co.uk

Watermill School Outreach service operates from Watermill School providing a service to all mainstream schools in Stoke-on-Trent.  The Outreach Service is in addition to the 160 school places for pupils age 3-19 with MLD/SLD/PMLD.  The service has been developed to support the inclusion of pupils with Cogntion and learning difficulties.

For 2014/2015 school year Watermill School is able to offer a wide range of support, including the following:-

Support for pupils in mainstream who have a statement/diagnosis of special educational needs.

Tailor made packages of support. For example; Makaton Taster a half day package aims to provide a basic introduction to Makaton and Makaton Beginners a two day or four two hour 45 min module and is recommended for family members, carers and workers who need to use Makaton at home and in their work.

Rebound Therapy

Epilepsy Awareness

Hydrotherapy Fun.

Specialist advice for staff.

Access to resources.

Shared placement with a special school.

SEN moderation termly meetings.

Classrooom observation and feedback.

MAPA

Behaviour Outreach. Mathew Coupe

 

Watermill School takes part in the Stoke schools outreach programme which sees the special schools in the city providing support to our mainstream colleagues. Part of our offer includes behaviour support, delivered mainly through the provision of training in the use of MAPA. MAPA stands for the Management of Actual and Potential Aggression, and offers training around ways that staff can work with students who display challenging behaviours.

The course includes information around current guidance on the use of physical management of pupils who may act in a way that puts themselves or others at risk. By exploring both proactive strategies to use to help prevent high risk behaviours from pupils and the use of both reactive and planned holds where high risk behaviours do happen, participants develop thier confidence in dealing safely with pupils who behave in very risky ways.

 

Matt Coupe, Lisa Coupe and Karl Stubbs  make up our MAPA training team.

 

 

Specialist Leaders in Education. Matthew Coupe

 

In addition to the outreach offer from the school, Middlehurst now works with Britannia Teaching Schools Alliance in their SLE programme.

 

Following a lengthy application and interview process, Matt Coupe received SLE status from the National College of School Leadership in July 2013.  With a specialism in behaviour management, Matt will receive deployments through BTSA to assist schools in the city to strengthen their behaviour management practice.

 

Matt has also delivered sessions on behaviour management to both newly qualified teachers and participants of the Schools Direct programme. This is the programme that trains individuals who are already working in schools, possibly as classroom support assistants for example, to become qualified teachers.

 

OUTREACH

The new brochure is out and outreach continues to be busy with popularity requests of MAPA, Makaton and Rebound Therapy. Inclusion activities have been popular Watermill School continues to share good practice across our mainstream schools.

For any MAPA enquiries please contact  Matt Coupe (Mapa Manager) any other enquiries please contact Helen Booth (Outreach Manager) on the following

E-Mail address:-

mcoupe@watermillschool.co.uk

hbooth@watermillschool.co.uk

 

 

or

To book any Outreach please contact our office on Tel:01782-883737

 

 

 

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OUTREACH,SEN & INCLUSION

WATERMILL SCHOOL works in partnerships with the other special schools in Stoke-on-Trent.

The vision for Special School Outreach in Stoke-on-Trent is a provision that:

Enables pupils who have a statement/diagnosis of special educational needs to participate fully in the life and work of mainstream settings;

Works collaboratively with other support services to remove barriers of achievement by building capacity, sustainability and confidence in our mainstream settings.

The four special schools of Stoke-on-Trent: Watermill School, Abbey Hill School, Kemball School and Portland School offer a wide range of support, including the following:

Support for pupils in mainstream who have a statement/diagnosis of special educational needs

Tailor made packages of support

Specialist advice for staff

Access to resources

Shared placement with a special school

SEND termly meetings

Classroom observation and feedback

How can I access the service?

If you require support for a particular pupil in your school or setting who has a statement/diagnosis of special educational needs, you will need to complete and return a referral form.  This can be downloaded from the following website page:

Alternatively, you can request a form by contacting:

Helen Booth, Outreach Manager, Telephone (01782) 883737

or e-mail: hbooth@watermillschool.co.uk

Watermill School Outreach service operates from Watermill School providing a service to all mainstream schools in Stoke-on-Trent.  The Outreach Service is in addition to the 160 school places for pupils age 3-19 with MLD/SLD/PMLD.  The service has been developed to support the inclusion of pupils with Cogntion and learning difficulties.

For 2014/2015 school year Watermill School is able to offer a wide range of support, including the following:-

Support for pupils in mainstream who have a statement/diagnosis of special educational needs.

Tailor made packages of support. For example; Makaton Taster a half day package aims to provide a basic introduction to Makaton and Makaton Beginners a two day or four two hour 45 min module and is recommended for family members, carers and workers who need to use Makaton at home and in their work.

Rebound Therapy

Epilepsy Awareness

Hydrotherapy Fun.

Specialist advice for staff.

Access to resources.

Shared placement with a special school.

SEN moderation termly meetings.

Classrooom observation and feedback.

MAPA

Behaviour Outreach. Mathew Coupe

 

Watermill School takes part in the Stoke schools outreach programme which sees the special schools in the city providing support to our mainstream colleagues. Part of our offer includes behaviour support, delivered mainly through the provision of training in the use of MAPA. MAPA stands for the Management of Actual and Potential Aggression, and offers training around ways that staff can work with students who display challenging behaviours.

The course includes information around current guidance on the use of physical management of pupils who may act in a way that puts themselves or others at risk. By exploring both proactive strategies to use to help prevent high risk behaviours from pupils and the use of both reactive and planned holds where high risk behaviours do happen, participants develop thier confidence in dealing safely with pupils who behave in very risky ways.

 

Matt Coupe, Lisa Coupe and Karl Stubbs  make up our MAPA training team.

 

 

Specialist Leaders in Education. Matthew Coupe

 

In addition to the outreach offer from the school, Middlehurst now works with Britannia Teaching Schools Alliance in their SLE programme.

 

Following a lengthy application and interview process, Matt Coupe received SLE status from the National College of School Leadership in July 2013.  With a specialism in behaviour management, Matt will receive deployments through BTSA to assist schools in the city to strengthen their behaviour management practice.

 

Matt has also delivered sessions on behaviour management to both newly qualified teachers and participants of the Schools Direct programme. This is the programme that trains individuals who are already working in schools, possibly as classroom support assistants for example, to become qualified teachers.

 

OUTREACH

The new brochure is out and outreach continues to be busy with popularity requests of MAPA, Makaton and Rebound Therapy. Inclusion activities have been popular Watermill School continues to share good practice across our mainstream schools.

For any MAPA enquiries please contact  Matt Coupe (Mapa Manager) any other enquiries please contact Helen Booth (Outreach Manager) on the following

E-Mail address:-

mcoupe@watermillschool.co.uk

hbooth@watermillschool.co.uk

 

 

or

To book any Outreach please contact our office on Tel:01782-883737