Mountjoy School offers Outreach support to local schools in West Dorset and has been doing very successfully for a number of years. A number of  our experienced staff are involved in supporting special schools alongside mainstream primary and secondary schools in the development of their practice with SEN pupils.

To access Outreach Services from Mountjoy please visit: https://tadss.co.uk/outreach-services/

Sue Gurney-Legg – Outreach Evaluations Comments:

Most useful aspects:

  • The resources provided as well as in class support
  • The practical classroom reorganisation and manual dexterity suggestions
  • Arranging visits to Mountjoy, these sessions have really helped us move forward with s and his family
  • An independent point of view to help us assess how effective our provision is and how we can improve it further
  • Having a practising teacher advise rather than a consultant is great.
  • Ideas to use visuals and seeing examples, visit to Mountjoy and assessment ideas

Changes since Outreach support

  • He has become less anxious in school and he has become more resilient
  • She is more willing and confident to tackle work and able to see what is expected each lesson and is not used to the small steps pattern of her lessons
  • More confident in all settings, this is because we are enabling him to achieve
  • Extensive visuals to aid transitions, then managed most of two day transition to Colefox successfully and took part in 1 night of residential visit
  • Much calmer and less frustrated
  • Becoming more independent through visual cue cards

Any Other Comments

  • Sue is enthusiastic and knowledgeable
  • An excellent service
  • Thank you for the whole staff training session, the outreach support has benefitted the whole staff team
  • Sue is always such a help and very good with staff and parents

To access Outreach Services from Mountjoy please visit: https://tadss.co.uk/outreach-services/