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Specialist School Outreach

The Bridge School, Southall, Haughton and the Severn School Training Alliance have all worked together to create an outreach service for our mainstream settings – including early years providers.

This menu of support is intended to complement what is already available from central support services within Telford & Wrekin and to support settings in providing for pupils with more complex needs.


  • Applications for Outreach are via EYIP or from discussion with your Early Years team
  • Any request in writing must specify why you feel Outreach is needed and what you anticipate the impact will be.
  • There must be parental consent
  • A decision will be made with Special School Head teachers and outreach workers as to whether Outreach is agreed
  • When Outreach is agreed the request will be forwarded to the Outreach team to discuss the nature of support that will be provided.

Early Yeas Inclusion Fund

Who can I talk to about the support and if it’s really needed?

You can contact your Early Years team, SEND team and SEND Services.

For more information email:

Early Years Inclusion Panel

The Early Years Inclusion Funding Panel is a meeting of Local Authority and Health Professionals including Advisory Teachers, Speech and Language Therapists and Portage Home Visitors who have expertise in special educational needs within the Early Years. It has been developed for all Early Years settings in Telford and Wrekin in order for them to access additional funding to support children who attend their settings with special educational needs.

New dates for the panel have now been released, the panel will continue to be held on Microsoft Teams, please take a look:

  • Monday 16 May 2022
  • Monday 27 June 2022

Local Offer: Early Years Inclusion Panel

Early Years and Childcare Training

Information about Early Years and Childcare Training and SENCo Network Meeting Dates are available,.

To find out more about these courses or to book your place, please take a look at the Talking Training webpage.

Telford & Wrekin – Talking Training

Understanding your child with additional needs

A new online course for everyone around the child including Mums, Dads, Grandparents, friends and relations of children who have a physical or learning disability, or may have autistic traits.

The course is in two sections:

Level 1: Lays the foundation for understanding you child

Level 2: Looks at some particular aspects of parenting; sleeping and anger management.

The course covers:

  • How your child develops
  • Understanding how your child is feeling
  • Tuning into what your child needs
  • Different styles of parenting
  • Why is sleep important

The full online course is equivalent of 10 group sessions and is delivered in 14 modules that take around 25-20 minutes each to complete.

Please share the downloadable flyers with parents at your setting.

Understanding your child with additional needs Flyer – About

Understanding your child with additional needs – How to access

For more information please take a look at the In Our Place website.