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Home Learning Support and Outreach 

At Castle Hill School we offer Home Learning Support for all pupils who are unable to attend school for a variety of reasons, which are often related to medical need. 


At Castle Hill School, we have an Outreach Team, who visit pupils who are unable to attend school on a long-term basis. The Outreach Team provide lessons to individual pupils within their home on a weekly basis. The Outreach Team follow medical protocols, including the use of PPE, if required. The Outreach Team is led by the Communication Teacher, who plans and records the activities, which are personalised for each pupil. The Communication Teacher supports families to ensure that learning continues throughout the week. Home learning support is quality assured through individual Home Learning Records and Pupil Progress Documents, which are monitored by the Senior Leadership Team.  


Pupils access a variety of Home Learning tools including: 

  • physical resources 

  • practical activity suggestions by the teacher 

  • resources on the Home Learning section of the school website, which includes a broad spectrum of curriculum areas 

  • virtual lessons via the Castle Hill School YouTube site 

virtual lessons with their class within school via Microsoft Teams 

During a Lockdown Period 

Class teachers contact families three times a week to: 

  • provide wellbeing support 

  • discuss engagement and practical activity suggestions 

  • explore learning opportunities within the home context 

  • discuss progress and next steps 

  • discuss communication support, for example, Objects of Reference, visual timetables, Touch Cues 

  • discuss changes in behaviour and support strategies 

  • celebrate success and achievements 

  • discuss any referrals, for example, to the Physiotherapy Team, SALT 

  • identify any additional support, advice or resources required 


Resources are posted to families or delivered on doorstep visits by the class teacher and the Family Liaison Officer. Electronic devices, such as tablets, have been sent home for pupils that have required access to them. 

Class teachers work collaboratively with parents to evidence progress, through dialogue about targets, as well as photographic evidence. Home Learning audits take place on a regular basis. Parental Surveys also provide feedback on Home Learning Support. 

Home Learning Resources