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Working Together Team Outreach Support

The Working Together Team

The Working Together Team morphed out of the highly successful Autism Outreach Service. It offers high quality support to schools and academies working with students with a wide range of social communication and / or learning needs. Working in partnership with our colleagues in schools and academies within the graduated approach outlined in the SEN Code of Practice, the Working Together Team provides expertise and practical specialised assistance that enables children and young people to achieve the best possible educational outcomes and make successful transitions to adulthood.

  • We work in schools, academies and with FE providers, the voluntary sector  and other professionals  across the county. We are able to offer training and awareness raising sessions to voluntary and public sector groups. We offer enhanced Outreach Support for Social Communication [including Autism]. This includes DFE approved training- via The Autism Education Trust, bespoke training packages and face to face advice and training for whole school, Teaching Assistants, Parents or Carers and Governors. There are also opportunities to visit a National Autistic Society accredited specialist provisions
  • We work in collaboration with colleagues in other support services including the Specialist Teaching Team & the Behavioural Support Team.
  • We work with children and young people in their own educational settings.
  • The Working Together Team are winners of the National Autistic Society  Accreditation Excellence Award 2014.
  • The Service is a National Autistic Society Accredited Service                                        

We provide training:

Experience offered:

For more information please contact: Vicki Fitzakerley on 
or visit the Working Together Team website:

  • To schools, voluntary organisations, professional groups and parents on a wide range of themes including access to learning, transitions, stress and anxiety, behavioural support, sensory differences, Early Bird [Plus], Healthy Minds
  • For parents, teachers and teaching assistants on providing appropriate intervention programmes and strategies
  • Specific training of teachers in using classroom strategies.
  • Producing and distributing practical guidance for schools and parents
  • Providing advice regarding Access Arrangements and provision mapping
  • Keeping colleagues  up to date with the latest guidance, research and best practice
  • A telephone helpline offering free guidance to schools, parents/carers and pupils
  • Supporting ”drop - ins” in collaboration with other agencies where staff and/or parents can share and gain information
  • Liaising with parents and those outside agencies involved in support for pupils with social communication needs and their families.
    • Autism/ Asperger’s
    • Social Communication needs
    • ADHD/ ODD/Pathological demand Avoidance
    • Significant and Moderate learning difficulties