The kind of help may include:
Advice regarding individual pupils to increase their access to the curriculum, inclusion in the classroom and socially around the school.
Advice on teaching, learning, assessment and target setting,
Advice on appropriate resources and information,
Advice about how to manage the education of pupils with specific conditions
Guidance at transition times,
Opportunities for teachers and support staff to visit Dorothy Goodman to view specialist resources and/or observe teaching strategies
Training sessions and/or contributing to staff meetings on a range of topics
Advice/ strategies/training are available to support children and young people in the following areas: Dyslexia, Autism, Challenging Behaviour, Communication & Interaction, Social & Emotional Support, Sensory needs, EYFS, Makaton
How can schools/settings access outreach?
To access outreach support a request for support form must be completed. In all cases, requests for support should be made by the Headteacher of the mainstream school or his/her representative, to the Outreach Coordinator here at Dorothy Goodman School. Please refer to the Request Pathway flow chart for further information.
The initial visit is free (up to half a day) and strategies, advice and case work will be discussed. After each visit a Summary of Support with clear success criteria will be completed by the outreach worker and sent to the Headteacher/SENCo of the mainstream school. Mainstream schools will need to use their own resources to release staff to work with special school staff.