Unfortunately, due to current circumstances surrounding Covid 19 we will not be running our outreach service for this autumn term. In line with government guidance and our whole school risk assessment we are minimising the number of external visitors on site, and visits out to external providers. The ability to run this service will be regularly reviewed against any updated guidance as we move through the academic year.
Our outreach service is aimed at developing supportive and beneficial relationships with schools in all phases across North Devon. We wish to support and assist our colleagues in mainstream schools in achieving successful and inclusive education for young people with SEN. We are fortunate in having a strong staff team who are experienced practitioners in working with young people with a significant level of need.
Some of the ways in which we are able to offer support would include:
- Advice and guidance in planning, differentiating and personalising the curriculum for those pupils working significantly below age-related expectations.
- Observation of pupils with complex needs, followed by recommendations for strategies to use in supporting them.
- Opportunities for teachers and/or teaching assistants to visit Lampard to observe classroom practice and view resources on an in reach basis.
As from April 2016 we no longer receive additional resources to support the development of SEN with our colleagues in mainstream schools, which means we must now charge for the service we provide. We offer standard rates if you choose to pay per hour for support, or can offer pre-paid discounted packages, which can be used to support more than one student where enough hours are purchased. Each student that is supported through our service will need an individual referral.
Our standard rates are:
£67 per hour visit rate (outreach)
£50 per hour visit rate (in reach)
Discounted pre-paid packages
5 hours of school based support (either outreach or in-reach) = £300
10 hours of school based (either outreach or in-reach) = £600
Packages may include:
- Staff advice and consultancy
- Resource recommendations
- Demonstration of strategies as needed (provided through in reach)
- Support to implement strategies
- Sign posting to other relevant agencies
Our referral template is available below and we are able to accept referral requests electronically via email or by post.
Our outreach manager Toni Gillard will be on maternity leave. Sophia Marquiss will be overseeing the outreach service during this time, if you have any queries regarding the service or about making a referral please contact her directly on: firstname.lastname@example.org