Outreach

The Outreach Service will:-

Support the Local Authority's policy on Inclusive Education by facilitating the placement of pupils with SEN and/or disabilities in mainstream schools, wherever possible.

Assist the Local Authority to fulfil its statutory duties with regard to the 'Every Child Matters' agenda, within the framework of the 'Special Educational Needs Code of Practice'.

Support families, mainstream schools, consortia and Neighbourhoods to meet the needs of pupils with SEN and/or disabilities through the agreed delivery mechanism.

Assist mainstream schools, consortia and Neighbourhoods in meeting national targets relating to pupil progress and attainment, through effective support for schools and for pupils with SEN and/or disabilities in those schools.

Provide early intervention for children and young people with SEN and/or disabilities, following referral, in line with the criteria for involvement.

Work collaboratively with families and other agencies to ensure the needs of the 'whole' child /young person are met.