Outreach Support

Dysart Outreach Team Supporting Inclusion for All

Dysart School’s aim is to support inclusion and quality first learning experiences for students with special educational needs in and out of school.  As a school we are committed to sharing our expertise and knowledge in partnership with our mainstream colleagues, parents and other professionals in order to promote educational excellence and positive life experiences for all learners.

Outreach Team
Steph Cruse


Assistant Principal

Dysart Outreach Lead

Dysart School’s Outreach Provision is led by Steph. Steph is one of the school’s Assistant Principals. Steph has worked at Dysart for 11 years across all the key stages. Steph has expertise in supporting teaching and learning for children with Autism, Severe and complex learning difficulties and is passionate about transferring these skills to teachers in the wider community to ensure appropriate provision is accessible to all.

Kara Walters


Dysart Outreach Deputy

Kara has been working at Dysart for the last 13 years. Kara has taught across Dysart’s upper and lower school.

Erin Barton

Emotional Regulation Support Lead

The behavior support team at Dysart school is led by Erin Barton. Erin works closely with staff to ensure an ongoing, holistic approach to supporting Dysart pupils.  She supports staff to work together more effectively through what they say and do. Erin also works with pupils across the school to provide positive behaviour support and behaviour support plans if needed. At Dysart we recognise that all behaviour is a form of communication and it is Erin’s role to put her detective hat on and discover what is behind the behaviours of an individual pupil. She can then figure out what strategies to put in place in support to enable Dysart pupils to thrive.


Erin, also supports families of our pupils. This can be in the form of a phone call, home visit or making a resource that can be used by families to mirror best practice and bridge the gap between home and school.


Christine Powell

Dysart Family Support

Christine has been at Dysart for 30 years and has experience from working in both lower and upper school.


Christine is an active member of the school’s PTA and has organised many Summer and Christmas Fairs.


Christine loves being part of Dysart’s Family Support team and has already had the pleasure of meeting and supporting lots Dysart families.

Natalie Aylen


Pastoral Support

Pastoral support at Dysart is led by Natalie Aylan. Natalie has a wealth of experience and expertise. Her role is to ensure that every child is safe, happy, involved and able perform to their potential when at school.

You are rightly proud of your work around pupil wellbeing, and ensuring pupils are ready for learning.  This has enabled you to establish a calm and purposeful learning environment for pupils with considerable needs.

Ofsted 2018

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