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Outreach Service

The service is provided by Manor Green School working in partnership with CYPDS and Psychology and Wellbeing to promote change and strengthen the inclusion of children and young people with SEND in mainstream settings.

Our Aims:

To aid students with EHCP’s in fully accessing both the curriculum and social and personal aspects of school life through a programme of support designed specifically to meet their needs

To provide training for schools in order for them to build capacity to meet students needs and provide a service that forms part of RBWM’s spectrum of provision for Pre-school, Primary and Secondary aged students with SEND

To provide support to schools in RBWM to meet the needs of students with EHCP’s within a mainstream, inclusive setting by responding positively to requests for training, assessment, advice and focussed support

To help provide a smooth transition for children with EHCPs from pre-school to school and from primary to secondary

 

What we do

We provide specialist training, development and support for staff in mainstream schools so that they are better equipped to help children and young people with SEND.

The service is available to mainstream schools and settings with a student who has a Statement or Educational Health Care Plan, where the school or setting would benefit from specialist advice, usually in the short term, on how best to support them.

We can help those with children that have:

§  Complex needs, for example: Global Developmental Delay

 

§  Down’s Syndrome

§  Communication and interaction difficulties or diagnosed Autistic Spectrum Conditions

§  Mild physical disabilities, such as impaired motor skills, to more complex physical disabilities

 

Outreach Support for Mainstream Schools:

We will provide training for schools on specific special educational needs and on strategies to support students with additional needs. Areas of training include; Autism, Downs Syndrome, Global Developmental Delay, Positive Handling and de-escalation, People Handling and Lego as an Intervention Therapy.

We run drop in advice sessions for schools to discuss ways to meet the needs of pupils with additional needs. The dates of these ‘Surgery’ sessions are posted on the Outreach section of the School Website. Free resources and information leaflets are also available upon request to our Outreach Service.

School staff will be supported to develop their understanding of different needs and strategies where we offer training and information sessions focusing on a range of topics including communication, PECS, assessment and using a SEND focused curriculum.

We use a modelling type approach, on the requesting school site, training and modelling alongside staff. We also welcome staff from schools to tailored visits at manor Green to discuss resources, to observe teaching and learning and/or a specific teaching and learning technique. As such we offer opportunities to develop strategies through observations, team teaching and the modelling of strategies on both school sites.

We offer use of and help create differentiated resources and communication aids, for example, words and symbols, to aid the student in fully accessing the curriculum. These resources can be provided for parents to use at home to ensure consistency between home and school.

Outcomes:

  • For students to receive targeted support in order to address their needs and make their school placement successful.
  • For schools to develop strategies to meet the needs of their learners.
  • For students to access the best possible placement in order to meet their individual needs.

Support for named students:

As part of our outreach programme we will visit your school and observe the targeted child and create a planned programme of support consisting of regular sessions tailored to the student's individual needs taught by our outreach teacher.

We will liaise with teachers and support staff to offer advice and strategies to be used in the classroom including differentiated planning and assessment.

An outreach support plan will be created to identify clear aims for the student. This plan will identify the steps required in order to reach their goal.

The support plan will be individual to the student and may involve;

  • Strategies to support the student in their current setting with guidance and training for staff in order to effectively deliver the strategies
  • Recommendations for therapeutic support or intervention package
  • Individualised learning goals based on their need
  • Supported transition to prepare for a new educational setting if required

 

Referring a child

A school or setting can make a referral by completing the request for outreach support. This form can be found on the school website under the Outreach Link.