Outreach And Partnership
The Outreach Team is our primary intervention when it comes to support for pupils at risk within mainstream education in terms of their engagement and behaviour.
Our team is directed by the School's Partnership to respond to referrals and support mainstream Secondary School's, in order to build capacity in supporting pupils presenting SEMH difficulties in school.
In addition to providing support, advice, and training to schools and their staff, we provide a pupil-centred approach to support individual pupils who have been referred to us by their school.
Pupils are referred to the Outreach Team by their schools for a variety of reasons: a need to develop their relationships with staff or peers; issues with self-esteem; a desire to form a positive approach to the school rules and expectations; a need for improved engagement in school or anticipated difficulties at periods of change.
The Outreach Team also plays a significant role in supporting Day 6 and more long-term PRU-placed pupils back into mainstream education, with the coordination of meetings, placement planning, and transitional work between the schools, the pupil, and the family.
Together with schools, pupils, and their parents/ carers, we aim to secure improved educational outcomes and positive change for young people in our schools across the Local Authority.
What We Do
Following a pupil referral information is gathered from parents, school, observations and/or meeting with the young person in school, and other professionals concerned. We use this information to help assess the young person’s strengths and difficulties in order to plan the support that we can offer.
Following the assessment, parents will be invited to meet with school and other relevant professionals to develop a plan to support the young person.
We then help implement the agreed plan. This might include; advice and recommendations to school, individual mentoring support for the pupil, inclusion in social skills groups or specific work on issues such as anger management.
The plan will have an agreed time span and review date. Parents will be invited to discuss the progress made by the young person. We can then decide how much on-going support from the Team needs to be planned for the future.