Outreach and Partnership

Staff from Fordwater School are actively involved in supporting pupils with SEND in mainstream settings. Fordwater are working in joint partnership with St Anthony’s and Littlegreen Schools to continue to manage and run NOVIO, which is providing a network of SEND support to all mainstream settings within Area A of West Sussex.

Recent support provided has involved Novio successfully facilitating some very useful training for staff on the new SEND legislation and the Local Offer. Novio worked jointly with the West Sussex Learning Service, Parent Partnership and The West Sussex Parent Carer Forum. Novio will continue to provide support around this new legislation throughout the year and is currently liaising with the Educational Psychology Service to deliver training in response to the impact of the new SEND laws.

Staff from a number of schools continue to spend time shadowing our staff to enhance their knowledge of working with pupils with SEND.

We  have our own  trained Regional Makaton tutor who runs regular courses for colleagues, professionals and parents/carers.

If you need any support in training or supporting pupils with SEND please visit the Novio website: