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About Riverside Outreach

About Riverside Special School


We are a primary school for pupils who have special educational needs, including those with social and communication difficulties, autism, speech and language difficulties, and learning difficulties.



What is purpose of Riverside Outreach?

Hampshire County council have commissioned Riverside to  work with our mainstream colleagues to support them to provide a truly inclusive learning experience that meets the needs of all pupils.


Our goals:

By sharing and advising on different strategies and resources we aim to support practitioners to become more confident in delivering and sharing good practice within their own settings. This can include:


· Training on the best practice to support pupils with autism

· Advice on how to support pupils to become independent learners.

· Sharing and offering advice, expertise and experience to develop curriculum  access and planning.

· Supporting teachers to differentiate the curriculum, related resources and support materials.

· Understanding behaviour as a communication.

· Supporting teachers to provide a class environment that is inclusive to all children.

· Action planning




We are able to offer workshops at Riverside school. They are available for all staff in your settings and are free of charge. Please email to book onto the training. We limit places to two per setting, however, please get in contact closer to the session to ask if more places are available if required.


Thursday 9th November 18.00 – 20.00 

Problem Solving

During this session we are asking you to come to the session with a particular scenario in mind. We will be sharing in groups and problem solving together. Riverside teachers will be there to help facilitate and share their own knowledge and experiences.


Thursday 23rd November 18.00 - 20.00

Supporting behaviour in children with additional needs

Theory and strategies to support positive behaviour for children with additional needs.


Bespoke Training

We are also able to offer bespoke training to your settings, you may want us to run an inset or staff meeting? Please email Lydia Smithson if you have any enquires.