Our Offer

Umbrella Outreach Support & Training

Oak Bank Special School Outreach Service, in partnership with Central Bedfordshire LA has introduced an extended range of SEMH support for schools.

This work focuses on collaboratively working with stakeholders (that's schools, pupils, parents/carers and other professionals) to build both capacity and confidence in meeting the needs of pupils who display an array of 'behavioural issues'

Who is this Service for?

  • This is a core offer to Central Bedfordshire schools supporting KS3 + ;

  • Pupils who are at risk of Suspension both with and without a recognised SEN need (Who require support beyond the universal level/offer);

  • Referral to the Service is made by the schools.

Enhanced Individualised support for pupils in Years 7+ with SEMH need

This Could include:

  • Observations of classroom practices with face-to-face feedback

  • Crisis intervention

  • Shared action planning and strategy implementation

  • PSP (Pastoral Support Programme) guidance

  • Support for inclusion, access, and transition

  • TAC & EHCP support

  • Support for Parents

  • Support for implementing advice given by other agencies

Whole School Support

  • Bespoke training for class teams and individuals. (Either inside the behaviour Hub or commissioned separately)

  • Wellbeing and emotional literacy leaders

  • Attachment and trauma training

  • Sensory processing

  • ADHD

  • Structured teaching

  • In-Reach visits to Oak Bank can also be arranged to observe/discuss specific methods of teaching

  • In house training of Specialised support available

  • AptGo – SEN Audit and Planning sessions (Pre & Post Ofsted) – Staff & Governors

  • Behaviour Hub Support – Core, Extended and Multi School support - Oak Bank School is a preferred government provider

A case study

Supporting 'hard to reach' pupils to engage through an improved curriculum offer

Oak Bank staff can help your school to create an alternative curriculum offer that can act as a vehicle for the enhanced engagement of those pupils that are currently detached and dysregulated

Engagement is key to effective teaching and learning for all and it's essential that you find ways to enhance pupil 'buy in'.

For Hard to reach, disengaged and challenging pupils you will often need to be creative about enticing them into learning. Embracing a mixed curriculum approach within your school could provide a lens through which the teaching staff can guide the child to positive learning outcomes.

Please contact jredding@oakbank.beds.sch.uk to discuss ways in which the Oak Bank Team can help you develop your alternative curriculum offer.

Previously disengaged pupils find a passion for horticulture which led to increased confidence and further positive engagement