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Referral routes

We support pupils who have Education and Health Care Plans (EHCP's) and also take direct referrals from Mainstream Primary Schools for pupils at SEN Support who have Complex Needs.

Education and Health Care Plans (EHCP's) are issued by the Children’s Service Authority after a period of assessment. These outline the areas of need, learning objectives, appropriate strategies and support levels.

Once a final EHCP is issued and Hatton identified to support, a Hatton Outreach Teacher will be allocated by the Head of Service to provide the support that is specified in collaboration with the school and working towards their outcomes.

Mainstream primary schools can also make direct referrals for children with SEN Support or those who have an EHCP without additional support.

Referral forms can be downloaded from the through the link below.


Please click here to open a link to the Referral Form.


Following a receipt of a referral, an initial visit will be made to the school by the Head of Service and the next steps will be discussed and agreed.

The nature of the support will be agreed in relation to the needs of the pupil.

Outreach support can vary according to the needs of individual pupils and schools.

Support may include:-

  • Training for school staff
  • Collaborative work and projects with mainstream schools
  • General advice on resources and strategies
  • Training on specialist interventions
  • Joint planning/advice on differentiated provision to meet individual needs
  • Modelling of techniques and strategies
  • Focused training based on individual pupil needs
  • Short term or ongoing support at Individual or group level
  • Whole class input, e.g. Circle of Friends
  • Consultation and monitoring
  • Individual Assessment
  • Attendance and advice for Annual Reviews and Progress Meetings
  • Contribution to outcomes and targets
  • Liaison with parents and outside agencies
  • Support with transition
  • Parent workshops.
  • Problem solving 


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