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Language Outreach Service

The Language Outreach Service provides a Specialist Speech and Language Therapy service to pupils with persistent, severe and complex language and communication needs impacting on their ability to access the curriculum. The service is provided to pupils in mainstream primary schools, from Reception to Year 6. 

Pupils whose needs are likely to be met by the Language Outreach Service are identified by the SENCo and their speech and language therapist. They are then put forward for Language Outreach Service moderation meetings which are held every 6 weeks during term time. 

Children who are supported by the Language Outreach Service have had specialist intervention from a speech and language therapist from the school's support team or from the early years speech and language therapy team.

If a pupil is considered to have persistent, severe and complex language and communication needs, a speech and language therapist from the team will come into school and provide advice to the teaching team. Programmes and helpful strategies will be written and given to the school SENCo and school staff working with the pupil. Parents are also given a copy of the targets. Targets are reviewed in school and new targets written termly. 

Each child is re-assessed at the end of the first year and the Language Outreach Service will make decisions with everyone involved. Further support may be offered or if the pupil has made progress specialist support may no longer be needed. In addition when everyone supporting the pupil understands what works best and understands the language strategies that help, we may recommend that Speech and Language Therapy is no longer required.

Relevant documents for parents and professionals:

Who to contact

0161 911 8683
Extra details

Alternatively you can contact the Speech and Language Therapy department on 0161 912 2592

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Where to go

Name of Venue
Sale Waterside
Venue Address
1st Floor
Waterside Plaza
M33 7ZF

Who is it for?

From 4 to 11 years
Supporting People With
Eligibility Details

Pupils who are considered to have persistent, severe and complex language and communication needs in mainstream primary schools.

How to use this service

Referral Required?
Referral Details

The referral must be made by the child’s current Speech and Language Therapist and supported by the school. The Reception or KS1/KS2 referral form should be completed together with supporting documents. These documents should be submitted as a pack to Chandrika Mistry to be discussed at the Language Outreach Moderation meeting.

Parental consent is required for the referral.

See Downloads for guidance information, referrals forms and supporting documents including the parent letter and consent form for them to sign.

Related Links
Speech and Language Graduated Approach
Last updated date:
01 August 2019

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