Provision

 

We are a multi-agency service that works with schools to improve outcomes for children with BESD identified by schools.


We provide advice, strategies, support and interventions to schools, teachers and families to improve pupil behaviour and ensure that exclusions are kept to a minimum.


Our service consists of a multi-agency team that work out of Ealing Primary Centre, providing both dual roll placements for part of the school week and outreach support to schools, children and families.

 

The following professionals work for our service:

    • Teachers
    • Clinical Psychologists
    • Higher level and teaching assistants
    • Occupational therapist
    • Speech and language therapist

 

What types of support are offered?

  • Audit of behaviour in schools
  • Assessment, consultation and advice from one of Ealing Primary Centre’s teachers.
  • Joint assessment and intervention from one of Ealing Primary Centre’s teachers and clinical psychologists
  • Small group teaching and therapeutic support at Ealing Primary Centre
  • Peripatetic teacher support in school
  • Peripatetic HLTA support in school
  • Training
  • Support to Head teachers

 

What does the support look like?

Audit of behaviour in School

  • A teacher will visit and observe behaviour in school, interview staff and evaluate policy and procedures.  A written report and recommendations will be given to the Head Teacher.

 

Assessment, consultation and advice from one of Ealing Primary Centre’s teachers

  • A teacher will be allocated to meet with the child, family and school staff to assess the difficulties
  • They will devise a behaviour plan and meet to discuss this with school, pupil and family.
  • The plan will be reviewed after ½ a term.
  • Recommendations for any further input will be discussed

 

Joint assessment and intervention from one of Ealing Primary Centre’s teachers and clinical psychologists

  • A teacher and clinical psychologist will be allocated to meet with the pupil, family and school staff to assess the difficulties
  • A comprehensive assessment and intervention plan will be discussed with the pupil, school and family.
  • This will be reviewed after ½ a term
  • Recommendations for any further input will be discussed
  • More information on the support that can be provided by our clinical psychologists can be found in our Clinical Psychology leaflet for parents.

 

Small group teaching and therapeutic support at Ealing Primary Centre

  • Pupil attends their mainstream school 3 days per week.
  • They attend Ealing Primary Centre 2 days per week. 
  • Pupil’s work in small groups of 6 children with a teacher and teaching assistant.  A clinical psychologist will also work with the class on a weekly basis.
  • At EPC they work on the core curriculum subjects and social skills. 
  • Further assessment and advice will be available from the Speech and Language Therapist and Occupational Therapist on site.
  • Regular liaison will take place between Ealing Primary Centre and the pupil’s school and family. 
  • A formal review will take place at least termly to discuss progress and concerns and to make recommendations for further input.
  • Ealing Primary Centre is subject to OFSTED inspection every 3 years and is rigorously monitored and governed by its Management Committee.

 

Peripatetic HLTA support in school

  • As part of the support plan devised by one of Ealing Primary Centre’s teachers, an HLTA will work with the pupil either one or two sessions per week.
  • The work will be tailored to the child’s individual needs and may include:
    • Individual support in class
    • 1:1 teaching out of class
    • Small group teaching
  • Regular liaison will take place between Ealing Primary Centre and the pupil’s school and family. 

 

Peripatetic Teacher support in school

  • The work will be tailored to the child’s individual needs and may include:
    • 1:1 teaching out of class
    • Small group teaching
  • Regular liaison will take place between Ealing Primary Centre and the pupil’s school and family. 

 

Training to schools

  • A range of training will be available in understanding and managing behaviour

 

Support to Head teachers

  • The Head of Ealing Primary Centre is available for consultation and advice to Primary Head Teachers across the borough as needed.