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SEND Outreach Support Services

SEND Outreach Support Services consists of the ASD Outreach Service, Early Years Inclusion Team, Sensory Service and STEPS Team (Support Team for Education in Primary and Secondary schools), all these teams provide services to children attending Greenwich mainstream schools/PVI’s.

Watch this short video to find out what the staff in SEND Outeach Support Services have been up to this year and what our priorities are for the coming year.....

ASD Outreach

The ASD Outreach Service supports both mainstream schools and families to make sure that they are able to meet the needs of children with autistic spectrum disorders (ASDs). The team offer various training packages to parents and to professionals to support children with ASDs. These include online training courses, training sessions, advice and referrals, and a structured support programme for transitions. The service can support schools in creating Personal Learning Plans to match individual children’s learning needs. This may involve arranging support from a specialist teacher, Occupational Therapist, or Speech and Language Therapist. The team can provide specialist practical resources such as visual timetables and work stations. They can also offer a range of courses for parents on topics relating to ASDs, including online courses.

ASD Outreach also  organise regular parent courses including Early Bird (0-8) and Cygnet (8+).

Head of Service/ASD Service Leader

Roz Weeks

Email: Roz.Weeks@royalgreenwich.gov.uk

Click here to visit the ASD Outreach page for more information

Early Years Inclusion Team

 

The Royal Borough of Greenwich provides an advisory service to private, independent and Voluntary early years settings on a range of special educational needs disability issues through the Early Years Inclusion Team.

The team consists of Inclusion co-ordinators/Area SENCo’s, Early Years Practitioners and an Education Psychologist.

The team offer support for setting SENCo’s and other staff members in identifying and meeting the needs of children with SEND and to become a more inclusive setting. They will support staff to adapt/differentiate the curriculum and environment to make sure the child makes the best possible progress in their early years setting.                         

The team provide practical materials and resources that can be used to support a child with SEND and all children in their early years setting.

EYIT Team Leader

Anita Smith

Email: Anita.Smith@royalgreenwich.gov.uk

Sensory Service

The Royal Greenwich Sensory Service provides support for children, aged 0-19 in homes and schools, who have semi-permanent or permanent deafness or vision impairment that cannot be corrected by glasses.

Qualified teachers of the deaf/vision Impaired can write advice and visit in schools/homes to support meeting each child’s individual needs, as well as offering deaf/vision awareness training.

Specialist support workers work with teachers and families and training by a mobility/ habilitation officer or Deaf instructor is available. Schools can be provided with specialist resources such as low vision aids, Braille facilities, radio aids and adapted curriculum materials.

The service also provides a weekly pre-school group for families with children with a sensory disability (ages 0-3).

Sensory Service Team Leader

Rory McDonnell

Email: Rory.McDonnell@royalgreenwich.gov.uk

Click here to visit the Sensory Service page for more information

Support Team for Education in Primary and Secondary School (STEPS)

The team offer support for setting SENCo’s and other staff members in identifying and meeting the needs of children with SEND and to become a more inclusive setting.

They will support staff to adapt/differentiate the curriculum and environment to make sure the child makes the best possible progress in their early years setting.

The team provide practical materials and other resources that can be used to support a child with SEND and children in their settings.

STEPS Team Leader

Hetal Patel

Email: Hetal. Patel@royalgreenwich.gov.uk

Video about seeing dyslexia in a different light:

Click here to visit the STEPS page for more information