Outreach Agencies and what they do
Hatton Outreach Teacher
Hatton School is a Special Primary School for pupils with general learning difficulties and other more complex needs such as Autism/Asperger’s Syndrome. Some pupils have speech and communication difficulties. The Hatton Outreach Teacher supports pupils with Statements of Special Educational Need and EHC Plans at Loxford School, as well as those SEN support children who are referred directly for advice and support.
The New Rush Hall Outreach Teacher
The New Rush Hall Outreach Service aims to provide a comprehensive service that will enable mainstream schools to meet the needs of pupils with BESD. This is accomplished through support for teachers and pupils in the context of the whole school, thus minimising the need for placement in a special school.
The New Rush Hall Outreach Teacher supports referred pupils at Loxford that need additional support.
The Educational Psychology Service works with schools, families and others in the care of children and young people who experience educational difficulties.
The school’s Educational Psychologist (EP) visits the school for 20 hours per term. The EP completes assessments of pupils identified as causing a significant concern and liaises with the SENCO.
CAMHS Early Intervention in Schools Programme (CEIS) is aimed at children and young people between the ages of 5 – 18 years, at risk of and/or experiencing mental health problems, through the use of evidence-based models of therapeutic and holistic mental health support.
Speech and Language Therapy Service
This service monitors the progress of referred pupils and provides support programmes for school staff and parents to enable children to communicate to the best of their ability. The speech and language therapist may work with pupils who have eating and swallowing problems too.
Joseph Clarke – Visual Impaired Service
This service provides training to staff and consultation about school environment for visually impaired pupils. The outreach workers also develop specific programmes for pupils and work with class teachers to assist pupils reach their full potential. Team members make home visits in order to work with parents/carers on specifically designed programmes to stimulate their child’s use of vision or compensate for lack of vision.
Redbridge Hearing Impaired Services
Roding Primary School provides an outreach service to pupils which includes:
- in-class support for pupils;
- in-service training and deaf awareness sessions;
- care and maintenance of audio logical equipment;
- the practical aspects of hearing aid care and management;
- play-based activities to promote language development;
- support and advice for families;
- monitoring and assessment of progress.
Newbridge Outreach Teacher
Newbridge School is a community special school catering for children and young people between the ages of two and nineteen years who have a complex learning difficulty, often accompanied by additional special educational needs, which may include; Physical disabilities; Sensory impairment; Autistic Spectrum disorders; Challenging behaviour; and Medical needs. The Outreach teacher from Newbridge provides advice and support for children who have statements of SEN of EHCP as well as those SEN support children who are referred directly.
Special Education Resource Centre
This Centre, based at Newbridge School, Barley Lane Campus, provides advice and support in the use of information and communication technology with pupils who have special educational needs.
The Centre provides:
- Assessment of the ICT needs of individual pupils
- Training for teachers and support staff who work with pupils with SEND
- Support and advice to parents of children with SEND