The Specialist Teacher Outreach Service provides specialist teacher services to schools for students
with high and very high needs (ORS) in their own school setting.
The Service offers teachers who have expertise in delivering functional
learning curriculum programmes for students with special learning
The teachers have undergone effective and sustained professional
development which allows them to raise student achievement by supporting
classroom teachers and teacher-aides in schools and by adapting
educational programmes for students, providing access to expanded
Level one of the curriculum.
Teachers work with the therapists and advisors from Ministry of
Education and access a wide range of resources.
The specialist teacher co-ordinates the Individual Education Process
by arranging I.E.P. meeting times, keeping all parties informed,
and writing an Individual Education Programme from goals set at
the meeting. These are implemented by the teacher and teacher-aides
during the child’s day in a familiar learning environment
Teachers work closely with families of students to ensure all the
needs of the students are considered.