Foredown Road, Portslade, East Sussex BN41 2FU

01273 416979

office@hillside.brighton-hove.sch.uk

Hillside School

"Working together as a dynamic team to provide the best for all learners"

Hillside Outreach and Inclusion Service

Hillside has a dedicated team of Outreach Teachers who support children with additional needs in mainstream schools.

Our service operates two strands of outreach support SLD Outreach and Physical/Medical Outreach.

Pupils eligible for SLD Outreach must have an EHCP stating that they have a severe learning difficulty, this is often described as a 'global developmental delay'. This service specifically supports a large number of pupils with Down Syndrome, in close liaison with the specialist Speech and Language Therapists

Pupils eligible for Physical/Medical Outreach must be seen by at least two therapy services, speech and language, physiotherapy and occupational therapy or one of the services could be that they are under a specialist hospital service, e.g. Great Ormond Street Hospital, Evelina Children's Hospital. 

Please click here for a referral form

Outreach Lead:            Marina Brewerton - Marinabrewerton@hillside.brighton-hove.sch.uk

Outreach Teachers:     Jess Deacon - jessicadeacon@hillside.brighton-hove.sch.uk 

Janine Lewis - janinelewis@hillside.brighton-hove.sch.uk

Useful information:

Referral pack:

The referral pack consists of 4 documents:

  • Referral form for schools to request support from the Outreach Service, if they meet our criteria.
  • Partnership Plan is a service level agreement between the school and outreach service.
  • Parent Leaflet is for the school to give to a parent to inform them of involvement from the outreach service with their child.
  • Parent Protocol Leaflet is a document that can be adapted by the school to support an initial conversation with parents of a child with additional needs. It should guide a conversation so that the parents and the school can come to a shared understanding of what a school can offer and how expectations can be met to best meet the needs of the child.

Training:

Please see our Training page for information on training that we offer.

Support for making Reasonable Adjustments:

Accessibility Checklist for Educational Visits

Planning a trip for pupils with Complex Needs

Reasonable Adjustments Classroom Checklist

Equalities Learning Walk

Fatigue Chart 1

Fatigue Chart 2

Scribing Guidelines

Recording Proformas:

Sleep chart

Blank recording sheet

Annotation sheet

Toilet chart

ABC chart - to support understanding the function of a behaviour

Care Plan - protocol for individuals who require support with Intimate or Personal Care.

Organisations:

Amaze - a local charity that offers information, support and advice to families of children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities.

Down Syndrome Education International - DSE works to improve early intervention and education for children with Down syndrome everywhere.

Pecs United Kingdom - The Picture Exchange Communication System is an effective augmentative communication system for children and adults with Autism and learning difficulties.