Welcome to the BOAT Website

BOAT is Batchley Outreach Advice and Training

We would like this to be a way of schools and nurseries to be able to access the services we will be providing and signposting.

Batchley First School is a mainstream school for Nursery to Year 4 in Redditch, Worcestershire. We have always had a very inclusive culture and reputation and work with children and their families. We have many staff who have expertise in many areas of inclusive practice, as well as being commissioned by Worcestershire to provide Early Years SEN provision for Redditch and Bromsgrove and Early Years Speech and Language for Redditch, Bromsgrove and Kidderminster.

An inclusive and very welcoming culture has been created and is at the heart of the school’s ethos. The school’s motto of pupils as ‘VIPS’, where everyone is 'valued, inspired, progressing and secure', ensures a nurturing environment where pupils thrive and develop as learners. Pupils who have special educational needs or disability receive close support from adults to ensure that all are secure in their learning. Pupils with particularly complex needs benefit from working within the nurture group or small support groups.OFSTED 2016

Our services are based on the idea that people can work together collaboratively to support:

  • Children with individual needs
  • Staff with facilitating these needs
  • Parents with accessing help and support

We intend the website to provide a platform for all agencies involved in working with children to scaffold:

  • Training
  • Networking
  • Signposting

Access to the website will be free. Users may need to log on to access certain sections.

Our aim is to provide low cost relevant and quality training which schools and nurseries are otherwise often financially unable to provide.

Batchley Event Calendar

Redditch TA Network Good Practice Sharing Event

Speech and Language Training

Early Years Speech and Listening (Listening)

Early Years Speech and Listening (Speech)

Behaviour Management Support Session 1

Supporting Children's Behaviour Socially

UNFORTUNATELY CANCELLED Programming in Scratch (Key Stage 2)

An Introduction to the iPad in Primary Education- Key Stage 1 and 2

Digital Technology in Early Years Education

Blogging and Podcasting - Key Stage 1 and 2

Interactive Practice in the Early Years

Pre-school Network Cluster

ELKLAN Communication for Verbal Pupils with ASD

Teacher Update-Dyslexia

Signalong Training