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Outreach Team

What can we offer?

As an outreach team we offer support to schools in 3 main areas:

Consultancy

  • Observations
  • Meetings
  • Helping to create an Autism friendly environment
  • Recommending strategies for dealing with challenging behaviour
  • Enabling development of social skills and communication programmes
  • Target setting
  • Writing Individual Education Plans (IEP)
  • Supporting staff to enable pupils to access the curriculum
  • Providing support for transition

Training

  • Offer a variety of training opportunities
  • Practical workshops / presentations
  • INSET / staff meetings
  • Specific training tailored to the needs of the setting
  • Training days for all areas of school staffing (TAs, Teachers, SENCOs, Governors, etc) on general Autism awareness and on specific topics within that e.g. Social Stories, IEPs etc
  • Presentation for pupils of all ages at an appropriate level

Support Groups

  • Reach Out group for parents of children with Social Communication who attend a mainstream setting
  • TA cluster meetings / SENCO drop ins

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE SOCIAL COMMUNICATION OUTREACH SPECIALIST TEACHER

  • To help identify the needs of the pupil / staff / school
  • To set targets / advise strategies to help address these needs
  • Provide resources and information to support schools to develop IEPs
  • Provide copies of notes from visits and access to any recommended resources
  • Provide reports where appropriate and requested by the school / Local Authority
  • Attendance at Annual Reviews / TAC meetings where appropriate

We aim to give an appointment as soon as one is available but due to high demand for the service there may be some wait after first contact.

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE SCHOOL RECEIVING OUTREACH SUPPORT

  • To contact the Social Outreach Team when you need advice / input
  • To contact the Social Communication Outreach Team if you require INSET
  • To pass on information from Social Communication Outreach to relevant TAs, parents and other agencies
  • To get parents to sign a consent form before involvement with Social Communication Outreach
  • To provide us with a copy of the pupil’s statement, where applicable, and most recent IEP
  • When action is agreed between Social Communication Outreach and school, it is presumed that the school will act upon the advice given before the next visit in order to move practice forward
  • To read the advice given in the Social Communication booklet, which is in the SEN handbook in every school, before contacting the Social Communication Outreach Team
  • To ensure that all children you ask outreach to be involved with have a social communication need.

CONTACTS

 For a full list of contact details please visit our Contact Us page, but for direct contact details please view the information below.

sam.pittock@twtt.org.uk

mobile  07881650857

 

chris.lee@twtt.org.uk   

mobile 07881646165