CWAC Specialist Outreach

The Specialist Outreach service at Archers Brook is commissioned and funded by the Local Authority for schools within Cheshire West and Chester. Our Outreach offer aims to provide specialist advice, guidance and support to primary and secondary mainstream schools that complements existing inclusive practice through increasing the knowledge and building confidence and competence in providing pupil centred provision for those with special educational needs.

The support provided by the Outreach team is intended to equip staff to respond to the needs of the pupil and not to work directly with the child. The specialist advice and support provided will enable teachers and support staff in mainstream schools to feel confident in delivering effective interventions and quality first teaching, ensuring all pupils have access to a broad and balanced curriculum through a trauma informed approach.

The outreach offer is primarily focussed on:

  • Successfully maintaining mainstream placements for children and young people with SEND with specialist advice and support
  • Developing confidence of parents / carers and mainstream settings for children and young people with SEND transitioning between Key Stages (primary to secondary, secondary into college / post 16 provision)
  • To support children and young people who are ready to transition from special schools into mainstream.

As part of the outreach offer, Archers Brook offers:

Outreach Support: A member of the outreach team will come to school for an agreed session / sessions allied to a particular need.  This will usually be specific support for one child.

In Reach: An identified member of staff from a school will come to Archers Brook and work with a teacher/ TA / leader in an identified area.  This will usually be specific support for one child.

CPD: Schools can request specific CPD in an identified area, which could be a series of sessions around a theme.

School to School Support: Schools can request specific support to develop a piece of work e.g. a focused school improvement project or specific advice guidance and support.

For Cheshire West and Chester Schools

Should you wish to access support -  referrals and requests are made directly to the Cheshire SEN team (, these will then be forwarded on to the Outreach panel who will then request the support from the best suited setting. Archers Brook does not take requests directly to access this offer.



For all other Outreach Requests

For schools outside of CWAC and those Cheshire West and Chester schools who wish to access a more bespoke package outside of the CWAC offer, further information can be found via our SEMH Specialist Outreach Support page by clicking on the icon below or by emailing

Archers Brook - SEMH Specialist Outreach Support



Chester Road, Great Sutton, Ellesmere Port, Cheshire CH66 2NA

June Sedgwick | School Business Manager

0151 832 6600

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At Archers Brook School we recognise the importance of building safe, supportive relationships with the children, young people and families that we work with. By applying the principles of Our Way of Working we celebrate our settings ability to apply a trauma informed approach.

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