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Norman Gate School has been accredited by Hampshire Local Authority to provide an outreach service to mainstream schools.

Our Aim Is:

  • To provide our local mainstream schools with specialist support to enable them best to meet the needs of their pupils with SEND.
  • To strengthen inclusion practice within mainstream settings.
  • To provide high-quality training.

The Outreach Team offer a warm and friendly referral-based service and can provide the following areas of support:

  • Liaison with SENCos, teachers and school staff to offer advice and strategies
  • A planned programme of support
  • Individualised resources
  • Support in setting up the learning environment
  • Curriculum differentiation
  • Transition
  • In reach visits for staff (not currently possible due to Covid -19 risk assessment)


We can also offer bespoke training tailored to your school’s needs, which could be in the form of an INSET, twilight, staff meeting, training for specific groups of staff, or in-house training offered at Norman Gate.   We are also able to offer Autism Education Trust (AET) accredited training. Please get in touch with the Outreach Team for further information about training and training costs.

THOMAS Outreach Programme

Norman Gate School is also able to offer the THOMAS Outreach Programme.  The THOMAS Outreach Programme (T.O.P.) is an educational service for preschool children aged 3-4 years with social communication difficulties or autism who are currently attending a mainstream preschool and planning to attend a mainstream school.   Our T.O.P. worker supports children both at home and in their preschool.

If you would like further information about the THOMAS Outreach Programme, please contact Kathy Ellis at kathy.ellis@normangate.hants.sch.uk.

If you have any further enquiries about making an individual referral to our outreach service, please don’t hesitate to contact us!

Email: outreach@normangate.hants.sch.uk

Phone: 01264 323423

Outreach Team


Mrs Rachel Whitfield

TOP Worker

Mrs. Esme Smith

Outreach Teacher- Acting Assistant Headteacher DDSL

Mrs. Jo Bean

Outreach Teacher

Mrs. Kathy Ellis


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