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LETS Go! School Support provides specialist outreach support to schools for children with Down syndrome from reception through to year 11.  The outreach service provides support, advice and information to school staff and parents as well as recommendations regarding evidence based learning activities and strategies relevant to the individual child. The service includes observation in the classroom, one-to-one individual assessment and target setting with the child and teaching assistant.  This support service is offered as a one day consultancy or as an annual  service. We provide our school service privately to schools and families as well as delivering school outreach services organised and funded by charities and local support groups.

 

Annual Schools Outreach Service

 

Overview

 

We offer a termly half day visit to schools. The school service is designed to be flexible to meet the needs of the child and the school at the time of the visit. Detailed below is an example of a typical school visit, however, the visit can be modified depending on the requirements of the individual child, family and school at the time of the visit.

 

The visit

 

  • Observation of the child working within the classroom focussing on interaction with peers, accessing the curriculum, independent working and general leaning behaviour.

  • One-to-one session looking at current level of development, discussing and developing targets.

  • Modelling activities for teaching assistants that can be used within the classroom.

  • Providing examples of differentiation of class learning objectives to meet the individual child’s learning needs.

  • Suggestions for setting and measuring targets including curriculum based and social targets to support IEP/half termly targets and EHCP targets where appropriate.  

  • Support, information and advice for SENCo’s, teachers and assistants covering all aspects of the curriculum including differentiation, literacy, numeracy, inclusion, social development and friendships as well as behaviour management.

  • Verbal feedback to school will be provided at the end of the visit. School are welcome to invite parents to this feedback session.

 

 

Summary Sheet

 

A summary sheet based on the visit will be provided to school and shared with families. This recommendation sheet will include observations, discussions and recommendations from the visit. These recommendations will be based on the knowledge, training and experience of the specialist advisor and will include;

 

  • Key observations from the visit including observations in the class and in the individual session.

  • The main discussion points covered during the visit will be included.

  • Recommendations related to the observations and discussion and/or from the individual work with the child will be recorded.

  • The recommendation sheet has the following 4 areas: Communication and Interaction; Cognition and Learning; Social and Emotional Health; Sensory and/or Medical. These headings reflect the areas of the EHCP.

 

 

 

School One Day Consultancy

 

Overview

 

A one day school consultancy is also offered to schools including children with Down syndrome.  This service is particularly designed for families and schools who are further away and/or have a particular question/concern and do not currently receive a specialist Down syndrome outreach service. The school consultancy service is designed to be flexible to meet the needs of the child and the school at the time of the visit. Listed below is an example of a typical school visit, however, the visit can be modified depending on the requirements of the individual child, family and school at the time of the visit.

 

The visit

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  • Observation of the child working within the classroom focussing on interaction with peers, accessing the curriculum, independent working and general leaning behaviour.

  • One-to-one session to look at current levels of development, discuss and develop targets including IEP/half termly targets, EHCP targets and/or speech and language targets where appropriate.  

  • Information, advice and targets regarding differentiation, literacy, numeracy, inclusion, social development and friendships as well as behaviour management.

  • Feedback to school staff through a meeting at the end of the school day.  This includes highlighting areas of best practice, ideas for the future and sharing of appropriate targets.

  • Feedback and discussion with parents.

  • After school training and/or education workshop for school staff.

 

Summary

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  • A written report will be provided following the visit. This report will include the observations from the visit, the activities modelled in the 1:1 session and the recommendations for targets and strategies discussed at the end of the visit.

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