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Outreach and Training

Lisa Rowlinson Claire Iddon Julie Greenall Emma Cookson

Covid-19 adjustments

As our Outreach team are practicing within Hillside Specialist School & College classrooms, any support we offer is unlikely to commence before the second half of the atumn term.

We have made adjustments to our usual service to ensure the safety of both staff and pupils.

Outline of Contractual support service

Hillside Specialist School & College can provide support to Staff, Parents, Children and Young People to develop strategies to improve the lives and education of students with Autism. Hillside is the only community special school in Lancashire and provides education for pupils aged 3-19. We have a staff team that are skilled and experienced in supporting the development of Communication, Social Skills, Behaviour and Sensory needs.


Our experienced staff will provide support to schools through a child centred approach to achieve positive outcomes. We like to train staff on an individual basis to be able to carry on once the contract has finished.   This would ordinarily be achieved by 2 school visits, however, in the interests of keeping all of our staff and children safe due to Pandemic restrictions we have reshaped our format and charges accordingly:

  • We can be contracted to provide Outreach support over a term through an arranged meeting (one hour) either by phone or Microsoft Teams and a follow up advice report.
  • The charge for this service will be £85 per child.  This included one hour of preparation, a one hour meeting and a follow up advice report, plus school admin time.


Please contact our school office (01772 782205) to request support or complete an Application Form along with a completed Parental consent form, both of which can be downloaded from below,  then email them to 

INSET training can be provided to support staff development.  Please contact our school office to make an enquiry and discuss your needs.

The National Autistic Society EARLY BIRD PLUS PROGRAMME can be accessed through our Outreach Team.  EBP is a three month programme for parents/carers (families) of young children (4-8 years) with an autism spectrum disorder and for professionals supporting them.  Please email for more information and to register your interest.

Contact Us

Hillside Specialist School and College

Ribchester Road, Longridge,
Preston, Lancashire, PR3 3XB

Liz Ascroft, School Business Manager

T| 01772 782205


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