Outreach at Bishopton

Our aim is to be preventative, not reactive. We wish to support schools in exploring other avenues of support before exclusion. The students and their success and inclusion in mainstream education, is paramount to all that we do.

How can we help?

If you have a pupil who is in need of one-one support in school, either inside or outside the classroom, then we can help. We can tailor make a package that fits around the needs of the pupil and the needs of the school. Using the McSherry Readiness for Reintegration Scale, we can provide a diagnostic to identify areas where the pupil is succeeding in school, and area where the pupil needs additional support. Our team will then work with the pupil, staff and parents to create a transition plan which includes strategies to re-engage the pupil in education.

We can provide creative, therapeutic play sessions for individual students or small groups. The sessions are designed to encourage imagination and build resilience and problem solving skills. Through the sessions, students are able to communicate in a safe, non-judgemental environment, which allows them to express their emotions and begin to understand their own behaviours within the school environment. The work is informed and under-pinned by attachment theory.

Who can help?

Our Outreach Officer is Kate Dack who works in collaboration with Early Help, in a preventative outreach capacity, providing first tier support to students within all the Secondary and schools within Stockton.

She worked as a secondary teacher and pastoral leader for 18 years. She also works in a voluntary capacity for Cleveland Police for 13 years as a Special Constable, now Chief Inspector. She is currently training as a Psychotherapeutic Counsellor, with the Northern Guild, and is in the final year of her course.

If you wish to find out more, please contact Bishopton on 01642 566369.

Outreach Policy Jan 2021

Outreach request form 2019