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