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School to School Support Longspee Academy is part of the Ambitions Teaching School Alliance and can provide a range of school to school support.

Longspee Academy Outreach Department Local Offer

Schools in BCP Council can access Outreach as part of the graduated response in SEND support.

We employ a team of teachers, experienced in both mainstream and specialist teaching, who have an assortment of skills and knowledge specifically focussed on working with children who, at times, present with challenging behaviours, stemming from a range of Social, Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH) needs. We have an informed understanding of mental health and the causes and management of challenging behaviours.

The team offer a range of services to BCP mainstream schools. They specialise in providing advice and guidance from whole school level through to planning for individual pupils.

The Outreach Service will provide effective support for the inclusion of pupils with SEMH within school. The staff will work with schools to ensure their time is used creatively to provide a service which promotes exceptional outcomes for pupils, using person centred approaches based on the Assess-Plan-Do-Review cycle.


We offer specific advice on:

  • Attachment Disorder and Attachment Aware Strategies
  • Positive Behaviour Management and Classroom Management
  • Mental Health and Well-being
  • Social Emotional and Mental Health
  • Anger and the Assault Cycle
  • Self-regulation
  • Calming Strategies
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Sensory Processing Difficulties
  • Scripts and Positive Language
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder / Autism Spectrum Condition (ASD / ASC)
  • Social stories and Comic Strip Conversations
  • Visual supports
  • Oppositional Defiance Disorder (ODD)
  • Tourette’s Syndrome
  • Emotion Coaching
  • Behaviour tracking and identifying triggers
  • Lego-based Therapy
  • Resilience
  • Restorative processes
  • Self-esteem
  • Self-harm
  • Additional complex needs


Support includes:

  • Observations and feedback, including what is working well for the pupil and further advice and strategies to support staff in your school
  • Setting targets and monitoring progress
  • Monitoring and evaluation of advice and strategies implemented
  • Timely reports following visits
  • Meetings with teachers, teaching assistants, other support staff, SENCOs and SLT as appropriate
  • Facilitating the Assess- Plan- Do- Review cycle with regular Joint Planning and Review meetings with parents and school staff


Support can also include:

  • Contributions to Annual Reviews
  • Contributions to Behaviour Support or SEMH Plans
  • Specific researching on other complex mental health needs
  • Contributions to EHC assessments
  • Working with other professionals such as Educational Psychologists, CAMHs and Speech and Language Therapists
  • Supporting transitions



The range of training that can be provided includes:

  • Attachment Disorder
  • Attachment Theory and supporting children with relational difficulties
  • Positive Behaviour Management (bespoke training for SLT, teachers, TAs and lunchtime assistants)
  • Social Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH)
  • Effective Interventions in School Settings to Improve Pupil Emotional Health and Well-being (EHWB) Outcomes
  • Autistic Spectrum Condition (ASC) and Anxiety
  • Strategies for working with children with behaviours associated with ASC
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Anger and the Assault Cycle and Self-Regulation Strategies
  • Trauma-informed practice
  • Managing Transitions
  • Inclusion
  • Parenting Support
  • Other bespoke training packages

Please contact Longspee Academy for more details.



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