Outreach Support

Teaching Hubs

As part of our outreach offer, we have specialist Mathematics and English teachers, in school. As part of this work we: support a number of schools in North West England; develop and implement training locally and nationally.

Initial Teaching Training

As a school we input on a range of initial teaching training programmes including the BBL Teacher Training and Fylde Coast SKITT.

Sharing Best Practice with Mainstream and Special School Colleagues

Would you like further support and advice for a pupil with SEND in your class?

Outreach Support

We will arrange for a member of our staff to visit your school to provide strategies to help you support individual pupils with SEND. Before a visit to your school you will require parent / carer permission.

Appointments can be arranged through the school office, see below for contact details. There will be a £50 charge for this service.  

Observing Best Practice

We are offering opportunities for staff in your school to come into Red Marsh School and observe outstanding SEND practice. You will have the opportunity to discuss strategies which can be effectively used to support individual pupils with SEND in your setting. 

Appointments can be made at any point during the school week and can be focused on a particular area i.e. managing challenging behaviour or the specific needs of the child. When calling to make an appointment, please advise of age of child(ren) and area of focus.

Continued Professional Development Training

As a school, we also offer training sessions for groups of staff. These often take place during your school’s staff meetings. Some of the sessions we offer are:

- Using signs and symbols to support receptive and expressive communication (This can include intensive interaction)

- What is a sensory diet and when to implement a sensory diet

- Early childhood development

- Breaking down a target for pupils with SEND

- Using a sensory story to develop communication and writing

Please note there will also be an agreed charge.

All our CPD and sharing best practice can be made bespoke to your pupils/school. Please contact the school with any questions or to book outreach on, admin@redmarsh.lancs.sch.uk

Communication Strategies

Teachers and Teaching Assistants can book an appointment to observe how staff at Red Marsh School, an outstanding special school (OFSTED 2019), use a range of communication strategies to ensure inclusive practice in our primary classrooms.

As part of the training there will be opportunities to discuss observed strategies with staff.

Appointments and training can be booked through the school office.  

Please advise at the time of booking which session you would be interested in and age of child(ren).

As part of the visit we ask that you complete an evaluation form so we can continue to monitor the effectiveness of our CPD.

Would you like to improve SEND Provision within your school?

A SEND review will empower you to identify areas for improvement within your SEND provision; equip those supporting school improvement to review and create improvement plans for SEND provision and help embed a focus on SEND as part of school improvement practice.  Red Marsh School can work with your school to complete a SEND review.   

To book any of the above opportunities please contact:

Red Marsh School 

Holly Road

Thornton Cleveleys



 Tel: 01253 868451 or email admin@redmarsh.lancs.sch.uk

North West Specialist Curriculum, Assessment and Pedagogy Group

Red Marsh School delivers training for the North West Specialist Curriculum, Assessment and Pedagogy Group (NWSCAP).  If you belong to NWSCAP, or are interested in joining NWSCAP, and would like to receive training regarding assessment without levels for pupils with SEND please email admin@redmarsh.lancs.sch.uk.

Sharing our Educational Research

We hope you find our most recent educational research valuable reading.

In 2017-19 Red Marsh School took part in the Dfe pilot project to research the effectiveness of using The Engagement Profile to assess pupils with severe learning difficulties.  This research was shared with the Dfe.  If you are interested in our findings please contact school.

International Schools Award

The International School Award celebrates the achievements of schools that do exceptional work in international education. Fostering an international dimension in the curriculum is at the heart of the British Council’s work with schools, so that young people gain the cultural understanding of the world around them.

At Red Marsh School, we are proud to have been accredited with this award in 2015. We gained Reaccreditation for the academic years 2019- 2022.  In our most recent re-accreditation the British Council reported;

"Thornton-Cleveleys Red Marsh School has successfully met the criteria for International School Award Reaccreditation. You have made excellent use of your international partners to enliven your classroom activities and to make your pupils aware of different cultures and languages in overseas countries. Not only do your help your pupils learn about other countries, but you have also tackled issues through your Global Awareness week, which is very creditable. It is good that your pupils will be leaving Red Marsh with accreditation in their international work”

The international dimension is embedded within our schools curriculum. In particular through the teaching of Geography, History, Religious Education, PSHE and Foreign Languages. We celebrate learning about our own culture and others through our annual Global Awareness week, where we invite parents and carers to join us in our celebration.

We welcome any enquires from schools seeking the International Schools Award and we would be delighted to share examples of our best practice, whilst providing guidance to support future successful applications. Please contact our school office.

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