Intensive Outreach Support
Broadstones Intensive Outreach Support (IOS) offers individually tailored programmes for students who, for a variety of reasons, are unable to engage with traditional education establishments. Students are usually referred by LA SEND/schools – we offer our services to students with or without EHCP’s.
We offer students tutoring and mentoring support, and can also refer students to our vocational alternative provision at the Vale (please see Broadstones website for more details.) Our aim is to reintroduce pupils to education, by building confidence and developing their key interests and independence.
One to One Tutoring Sessions
An appropriate tutor is matched to the needs of the individual pupil, depending on their interests and level of ability. We have tutors from a wide variety of backgrounds who can teach from basic Entry Level skills up to GCSE Level. Tutoring is normally done face to face in the home, or in local libraries.
Mentoring can also be done in the home, or in the local community dependant on student need.
All Broadstones IOS tutors are DBS checked and have the relevant experience and qualifications needed to work successfully with complex students.
Online Live Tutoring Sessions
We also offer an online tutoring provision via the Google Classroom platform. This allows tutors to interact with pupils through a live classroom via a computer camera link. Pupils will be able to produce course work and interact with tutors throughout the session, in a safe controlled environment.
This is highly effective for pupils with anxiety around meeting new people, or who are unable to leave their home due to illness or phobias.
Please see the demonstration video, under facilities tab, for more information about our online Tutoring provision.
Once IOS support has been agreed with the LA/family/carers/student- an initial home visit is arranged by IOS Managers to discuss the support package. This is always flexible and can be adapted to suit a students needs.
b) There is a clear reporting/communication schedule which includes:
Daily attendance reporting
Regular meetings with the designated personnel to discuss progress and to review the programmes development
c) Key targets, individual projects and expected outcomes will be agreed with the contact before the start of the programme, this can then be reviewed at the agreed review meetings to establish progress and achievement.
d) Access to qualifications (where appropriate) from Functional Entry Level – Level 2 up to GCSE Level.
e) IOS is fully supportive, helping students to progress to engage with appropriate education e.g. mainstream or specialist provision. Although for some students IOS is the perfect educational package.
g) Partnership working: Outreach Managers will develop links with appropriate services for the pupil/family e.g. SEND, CAMHS, HYMS, Services for Young People, Social Services etc.
If you are interested in IOS or would like further information, please contact IOS Management Sue Hastings or Ellen Adamson at