Autism Outreach for Schools

User Agreements

Primary Service Level Agreement 

The Service will:

  • Focus on how the pupil is functioning during observations.
  • Meet with Parent/carers if requested either by the school, service or parent/carer.
  • Provide feedback to staff following observations and arrange further observations as required.
  • Provide a written report following the Outreach visit, which will include recommendations and suggested strategies.
  • Organise follow-up visits as required on a case-by-case basis.
  • Provide staff training if required; this is usually free of charge.

 

The school will:

  • Take responsibility to ensure that parent/carers have given their written consent to Outreach involvement prior to referral to the service.
  • Provide an opportunity for the Outreach Teacher to observe the pupil in a typical school setting.
  • Facilitate an opportunity for the Outreach Teacher to feedback to the class teacher/LSA/SENCO following the Observation.
  • Invite parents/carers to meet with Outreach and school staff, to discuss support if necessary.
  • Take responsibility for delivering the programme of support recommended by the Outreach service and feedback for the Outreach service in order to inform the next visit.
  • Ensure that one copy of the Outreach report is sent to the parents/guardian of the child and that relevant members of staff are aware of the content of the report and strategies suggested.
  • Provide an evaluation of the service annually.

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Secondary Service Level Agreement 

 

There is no diagnostic requirement for referral to Autism Outreach, however we would ask you to consider the following factors a when referring, in order to ensure that we are using resources as effectively as possible;

 Are autism-related difficulties the main area of concern for this pupil?

  • Would this pupil benefit from autism-specific support strategies?
  • Is this pupil still attending school? We are a school’s service, so we can advise on strategies to get back into school, but we are unable to support pupils out of school

 

The Service will:

  •  Lesson observations and/or 1:1 conversations with the pupil
  • Meet with parent/carers if requested either by the school, service or parent/carer.
  • Provide feedback to SENCO/staff following observations and arrange further observations as required.
  • Provide a written report following the Outreach visit, which will include recommendations and suggested strategies.
  • Organise follow-up visits as required on a case-by-case basis.
  • Provide a universal offer, promoting Autism awareness within mainstream settings

 

The school will:

  •  Take responsibility to ensure that parent/carers have given their consent to Outreach involvement prior to referral to the service.
  • Attach the pupil’s timetable to the referral, along with any pertinent reports
  • Provide an opportunity for the Outreach Teacher to observe the pupil in a typical school setting and/or meet with the pupil in a suitable room
  • Facilitate an opportunity for the Outreach Teacher to feedback to the class teacher/SENCO following the Observation.
  • Schedule a timetable for observations and meetings, which makes effective use of time
  • Invite parents/carers to meet with Outreach and school staff, to discuss support if necessary (this could be in-person or on-line).
  • Take responsibility for delivering the suggestions and recommendations by the Outreach service and feedback for the Outreach service in order to inform the next visit.
  • Ensure that one copy of the Outreach report is sent to the parents/guardian of the child and that relevant members of staff are aware of the content of the report and strategies suggested.
  • Provide an evaluation of the service annually.

 Click here to download a copy of this agreement 

As part of the Outreach service, we welcome visitors to our schools and the team are often visitors in others settings.  We will act to ensure that all settings we work in are safe places for pupils, staff and other members of our community. If a parent/carer, or professional has concerns we will always listen to them and seek to address them.

However, abusive, threatening or violent behaviour will not be tolerated. If such behaviour occurs we will follow the procedures outlined in the Surrey County Council guidance – ‘Keeping Schools Safe’.