TADSS works in partnership with Dorset Council to support inclusion by providing outreach services to mainstream schools and settings. This service is fully funded for any child or young person resident in Dorset. Please visit
Outreach services – TADSS to request outreach support.
Mountjoy School is fortunate to have a team of highly skilled & motivated staff who are keen to support local schools improve the lives and experience of pupils with special educational needs.
Mountjoy is a member of the Teaching Alliance of Dorset Special Schools (TADSS). TADSS is a partner of the South Central Teaching School Hub. Our role in the SCTSH is to support the development and implementation of the Early Career Framework (ECF), National Professional Qualifications (NPQ) and CPD.
Hi my name is Kelly Trotter and I am a teacher here at Mountjoy School working within the MSC classes with children with complex medical and physical needs, and also pupils with ASD, Global delay and SEMH needs. Previous to working at Mountjoy I was a teacher in mainstream primary for 12 years and have been at Mountjoy working with SEN children for the past 5 years. I can advise on sensory needs and curriculums, meeting the needs of PMLD learners within your setting, routines and structured learning to support a variety of needs within school.
My name is Sue Gurney-Legg and I am a Middle Leader at Mountjoy School. I have been a teacher for 32 years, 5 years in Hampshire and the rest here at Mountjoy. I lead on Outreach support for all West Dorset Mainstream Primary Schools, as part of the TADSS Outreach Team. This involves supporting the SEND pupils to be included within the mainstream environment by modelling, teaching different sensory therapeutic strategies and setting up structured environments for ASC pupils. Many schools have adapted their practise through successful in reach and changed their schools’ ethos. I can support and inspire you too……….
Hello, my name is Becki Gould and I am the Early Years Lead at Mountjoy School. I work as part of the TADSS outreach team to offer advice and support to mainstream schools to ensure the successful inclusion and tailored provision for pupils with Specific Learning, physical, communication and behavioural needs. I can provide guidance on structured routines, practises and activities that help to benefit the pupil and enable them to achieve their potential.