Castlebar Outreach Support

Our Outreach Service is aimed at supporting mainstream schools with individual pupils and groups who have additional needs. During a visit to your setting we will offer advice and guidance in planning, differentiating and personalising the curriculum for your pupils with SEND. An opportunity will be given for staff members to visit Castlebar School to observe classroom practice and view resources.

Our work to support individuals and groups of children includes:

  • Advice on classroom behaviour management, whole class interventions (e.g. use of reward systems), supporting children (including those with diagnoses of ADHD or ASD)
  • Advice on maximising the use of TAs
  • Modelling and advice on for example –use of Circle Time, Social Stories, work-stations, colourful semantics, visual timetables and the zones of regulation
  • Advice and support with transition across key stages and between year groups

Each school will receive:

  • a written report at the end of the visit with strategies and advice included
  • opportunities for observation in class and discussion with key individuals
  • invitation to visit Castlebar as a follow up

Our work at a whole-school level includes:

  • Support with identifying staff professional development needs
  • Bespoke packages of CPD to schools- Supporting the transfer of skills/strategies into the classroom
  • Advice on developing whole school behaviour policy (encompassing positive handling, reward and sanction systems, whole school scripts, behaviour support plans)
  • Use of Lesson Study approach to involve teachers in research and explore best approaches in practice to support progress for pupils.
  • An introduction to Mindfulness for pupils with SEND
  • Delivery of Autism Education Trust Schools Programme

 

Hayley-ONeill

Hayley is a middle leader at Castlebar School and an SLE for the Ealing Primary Teaching School Alliance.

She currently teaches pupils who have complex needs and Autism.Her vast experience of SEN enables her to support pupils to make progress in communication, independence and in their social skills.

Her role in the school is working alongside the senior leadership team to improve teaching and leadership, including working on action plans, participating in learning walks and joint lesson observations.

As an SLE for EPTSA, Hayley delivers workshops for colleagues across a range of settings. Hayley has a clear knowledge of the Lesson Study approach and has been part of a research group for The Department of Education, researching the Seven Aspects of Engagement.

Michelle-Baker

Michelle is a middle leader at Castlebar School and an SLE for the Ealing Primary Teaching School Alliance.

Her experience in working with children with SEND has given her a secure knowledge in using a wide range of strategies e.g. behaviour management, adapting the environment, and adapting language and resources.

Michelle delivers Outreach Support to other schools to share her expertise in working with children with SEND, through modelling and providing advice and empowering others to ensure learning can be accessed by all. Positive feedback from these visits has resulted in mainstream schools feeling that they are able to put advice and strategies in place to support key children.

Michelle is the Numeracy Subject Leader, monitoring the progress, leading and promoting the subject across the school. She has provided Outreach training to teachers from a variety of other schools as well as staff within the school to develop an understanding of how the subject can be differentiated and accessed by all.

She has a strong knowledge of interventions such as First Class@Number and Key to Learning.

Louise-Taylor

Louise is an Assistant Headteacher at Castlebar School and an SLE for Ealing Primary Teaching School Alliance. She is also a trainer for the nationally recognised Autism Education Trust Schools Programme.

She has a secure knowledge of a wide range of strategies to support pupils to engage effectively in their learning .e.g. behaviour management, adapting the environment, and adapting language and resources.

Louise delivers Outreach Support to other schools sharing expertise, using modelling and providing advice to support pupils in mainstream settings.

She has provided Outreach training to teachers from a variety of other schools as well as delivering leadership training to support new SLEs.

Holly-Chapman

Holly is a middle leader at Castlebar School and a lead teacher for Lesson Study. She currently teaches pupils who have Severe Learning Difficulties and complex needs and uses a range of approaches and strategies to support pupils to engage and progress in their learning. Holly is an effective communicator and has led training sessions and network groups sharing her expertise.

Holly is the lead for PSHE at Castlebar, and as part of her role she has developed her skills and knowledge around mindfulness for pupils with SEND. She is trained in the .b foundation mindfulness and has conducted research projects within school. She is currently working alongside an education psychologist to develop a programme for mindfulness for pupils with SEND. As part of this work, Holly is producing a book to support teachers with delivering a mindfulness programme.

Her role in the school is working alongside the senior leadership team to improve teaching and leadership, including working on action plans, participating in learning walks and joint lesson observations.