Outreach Teaching

The Oxfordshire Hospital School outreach programmes are carefully designed to ensure pupils remain an integral part of their home school.  Our team of teachers work in collaboration with young people, their families; and education, health and social care professionals to create focussed personalised learning programmes.

Who do we teach?

OTS teachers deliver a learning programme which is organised in conjunction with the home school which sets appropriate work and provide resources. If, for reasons beyond our control, this is not possible, the teaching will be based on our own curriculum framework with an initial focus on engagement. The framework itself is based on the National Curriculum with certain subject areas having greater emphasis than others. We match the teacher to the pupil as effectively as possible in terms of skills and experience, and liaise closely with parents and the home school at all times.

OTS can register pupils for online learning through a programme called Academy 21. This electronic learning project is a scheme to provide pupils with the opportunity to receive interactive education in core subjects, online in a ‘virtual school’ in their own home, school or other community cased location.

What do we teach?

Our core curriculum is Maths, English, Science and PSHE. We may be able to teach other subjects as necessary.

We teach Key Stages 1 to 4.

 

Where do we teach?

We teach in:

  • Pupils’ homes
  • Cafes
  • Libraries
  • Home schools
  • Hill End Outdoor Education Centre
  • Other partner agencies e.g. Synolos

 

How do we support re-integration?

We work closely with home schools, young people and their families to create bespoke reintegration plans that follow medical advice and meet the needs of each individual pupil.

We may start working in home schools from the start or we may begin in the home or community before progressing to 1:1 teaching in school then supporting the young person in their regular classes.

Typical steps in reintegration plans:

  • Getting to know one member of staff in the pupil’s home
  • Receiving 1:1 teaching in the home
  • Receiving 1:1 teaching in a cafe or library
  • Walking from the home in the direction of school and increasing the distance walked over a period of time
  • Meeting other young people at the Hill End Outdoor Education Centre
  • Receiving 1:1 teaching in a room at school during a quiet time of the day e.g. after the end of the school day
  • Receiving 1:1 teaching in a room at school and meeting a friend
  • Joining a small class at school with support
  • Returning to school on a reduced timetable

The aim is always to return the pupil to their home school but we recognise this can take some time and is different for each young person.

 

Have your say

From first contact to the end of our involvement we aim to support families through effective communication, involvement of parents/carers in the learning process, problem solving and listening to feedback. By growing our local multi-professional network, we can act as a pivotal link and also target help and advice from other sectors of OHS where necessary.

For any further information please contact us on
01865 957480

Oxfordshire Hospital School c/o St Nicholas’ Primary School
Raymund Road
Old Marston Oxford
OX3 OPJ

Get In Touch

For any further information please contact us on
01865 957480

Oxfordshire Hospital School c/o St Nicholas’ Primary School
Raymund Road
Old Marston Oxford
OX3 OPJ

Get In Touch

For any further information please contact us on 01865 957480

Oxfordshire Hospital School c/o St Nicholas’ Primary School Raymund Road Old Marston Oxford OX3 OPJ

Get In Touch