New Family Support Offer for families with SEND children in mainstream schools see below for further details
Addington Outreach and Inclusion Service (AOIS)
Commissioned by: Wokingham Inclusion Group
Welcome to AOIS
We are pleased to offer an Outreach Inclusion Service to support pupils with special needs in your school, where learning difficulty is the primary need.
Aim of AOIS
The aim on AOIS is to provide specialist support to mainstream schools in the Wokingham Borough, to enable pupils, identified as having SEND to make progress in their learning, communication and social skills and to support the reduction of any anxieties and inappropriate behaviour which act as a barrier to learning. The service is commissioned by the Wokingham Inclusion Group.
Keeping scrolling to see how you can access all three Tiers of support
AOIS tier system
AOIS offers three tiers of support - for more detailed information on the tier system and how it can support you please CLICK HERE
Toni Cannon an Addington School Family Support Worker is now available to offer advice, support and guidance to families of children with SEND in mainstream schools in our Wokingham borough.
Our Family Support Team know that coping with a family where SEND is involved is HARD WORK! We know there isn’t a manual and we know there are only so many hours in the day, it is our job to help with questions, applications or even just a friendly chat to check in.
No questions or concerns are too small or too silly - we will always do their best to try to help.
Family Support can help with -
- advising on sleep routines, behaviour support and toileting.
- attending meetings with school / social care in school or at home for support.
- Short Breaks referrals.
- assisting with filling in forms. (PIP/DLA)
- preparing for upcoming meetings.
- a check-in phone call service.
- Blue Badge applications/appeals.
- Bus Pass applications.
- Cost of Living advice.
- referring to other supportive organisations for more specialist advice.
Family members can contact us directly.
Teachers and school staff may also refer families to us.
Simply follow the link below or the QR code to answer a very brief set of questions and then our Support Worker can liaise directly with the family.
Minimum Age restrictions - Now offering support to 4+
AOIS support has been extended to include children under 5 if they are within a primary school setting.
For under 5's still attending nursery or pre-school alternative provision is available.
For support please access Wokingham Borough Council's pre-school support webpage
Support can also be found on the Wokingham Borough Council Early Years Portage Service webpage
Tier 1 Universal Provision
AOIS offer a wealth of resources for universal provision. Please look around the site to view the services AOIS offer and how we can support you and your SEND pupils.
AOIS can offer generalised support on particular areas of interest should you have been unable to find the support you require independently via other Tier 1 means.
We can offer support across a diverse range of subject matter including (but not limited to) sensory integration, access to learning, food therapy, communication & interaction, curriculum and assessment possibilities
To request this support please complete this online form
AOIS offers equipment on loan to schools for FREE OF CHARGE to aid with sensory regulation, processing, motor skills and more
Specialist equipment to trial which can prevent unnecessary expenditure
CLICK HERE for more information
Tier 2 Targeted Provision
Tier 2 is the Targeted Support Service (tailored to an individual pupil) which is accessed via a referral into AOIS
We have a new referral system for the 2023/2024 year.
This is accessed and completed online
To submit a Referral please CLICK HERE
This can also be accessed via QR code
Tier 3 Specialist Provision
AOIS offer specialist provision following Tier 2 support if it is deemed appropriate; recommendations will be made by the Outreach Lead and services may be chargeable.
For more details please CLICK HERE
We offer several options for training
CPD accredited training is available free for all staff working in Wokingham Schools
- Online training from OLT Ltd - visit our OLT Training page for more information
- AET training from Autism Education Trust - visit our AET for more information
Workshops - AOIS offer short subject specific workshops based at Addington School. These usually run from 4.00-5.15pm. There are several each term - dates are announced online - please see here for details
0118 966 9073 (option 3, ext 274)
AOIS hold a dedicated advice line every Monday 2-5pm
The service is manned Monday to Thursday, Term time only.
Outreach Lead: Catherine Hand, Addington School Outreach Teacher