We work with schools in the DSPL 1 area of North Herts, supporting SENCos, teachers and teaching assistants from mainstream primary  and secondary schools, We provide support and advice to identify and develop strategies and resources for children with learning difficulties including autism and speech, language & communication needs. 

We offer support with appropriate differentiation of learning activities & resources to ensure that children are included in the mainstream    classroom.

We are able to support in the transition of a pupil from his or her primary school to secondary school. 


We welcome teachers and teaching assistants to Woolgrove School to observe teaching approaches and the use of resources and strategies for children with a wide range of SEND at our school. *

(*Please note that we are currently unable to offer this but we will do our best to provide an alternative solution).


If you would like to refer a pupil for Outreach Support, please complete our referral form which can be found on our website.

The form should be sent to Woolgrove Outreach by post or by Schools FX (not Herts FX) at

Informal support & advice is also      available – please feel free to email if there is anything you would like to discuss.  We are here to help.

Our support aims to raise the skills & confidence, within the local community of mainstream schools, to meet pupils’ special educational needs.


Communicate in Print symbols software is used throughout Woolgrove School to support teaching and learning. 

Woolgrove Outreach is a “Widget hub”, which means we sell the programme on behalf of and are able to offer CIP3 at a discounted rate. We also offer regular training in its use. 


We regularly offer virtual advice sessions for SENCos, teachers and teaching assistants. No referral is needed to attend a session,as this is carried out on an un-named pupil basis. Please contact

if you would like to book onto a session.


We have a range of photocopiable materials available to mainstream staff.

Please contact us on 01462 674121 to arrange a visit or email


Outreach Manager: Sharon Knight

Outreach Teacher: Zoe Tyler

Outreach Administrator: Diane Barrett


We offer training courses on a range of SEND issues for both teachers and

teaching assistants.  Our courses are held during the school day or after school to

enable as many people as possible to attend.*

(*Please note that we are currently unable to offer courses on site).

Some of our courses include:

* Numeracy Strategies & Resources for Children with SEND

* Literacy Strategies & Resources for Children with SEND

* Supporting Children with SEND for TAs

* Supporting Pupils with Speech & Language Difficulties

* In Print 3

* Austism Spectrum Disorders

Course information is sent out via email to SENCos.