Foredown Road, Portslade, East Sussex BN41 2FU

01273 416979

Hillside School

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

Hill Park Outreach and Inclusion Service

Hill Park (formerly 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 -

Outreach Teachers:     Jess Deacon -   

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.


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.


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.