Outreach and Training
The service offer includes advice and support to mainstream schools to maintain successful inclusion of pupils with a learning difficulty including needs such as those with communication barriers, complex behaviour, physical impairment, and medical care needs. We offer Moving and Handling advice and some levels of low-tech access that are currently in use at LZW school. Lady Zia Wernher School receives funding from Luton Education service to deliver Outreach support. We are accountable to Luton SENS department for our service.
We offer a combination of verbal and written advice. We can visit local Luton schools, there may be a charge for academy schools if support becomes significant and frequent. Referrals can be made to our Inreach offer, were Luton mainstream colleagues are able to visit Lady Zia Wernher school, we often find colleagues benefit from seeing strategies in practice.
Many teachers and HLTAs have an incredible wealth of specialist knowledge. Such as team teach strategies, SEMH support, attention activities, Makaton, In Print text/symbols, SCERTS, classroom management and PECS. The service is for initial support and advice, not ongoing support for individual pupils. Outreach do not advise and assess for the suitability of school placement.
Luton schools are asked to complete the referral form and email into school where we endeavour an initial response within 10 school days, to book a visit or phone call.
To complete the process, we ask that all who receive support complete an evaluation form to indicate effectiveness of the support and where we can improve the service.
We no longer offer support for higher levels of assistive technology such as handwriting assessment and technology, voice control software and access/ adaptations to laptop/ PC devices.