Once a referral has been received by Exceptional Teaching Arrangements, the information is considered at a monthly multidisciplinary panel meeting.
The panel reviews each case and makes decisions based on the best interest of the child.
If support is agreed, a staff member will contact your child’s school/educational setting to arrange an induction meeting which, will include you and school representatives.
During this meeting the following actions will take place;
- All necessary information is exchanged.
- Required paperwork is completed, this will include the Exceptional Teaching Arrangements Parental Agreement.
- A Risk Assessment or Risk Management Plan (if required) will be agreed upon. Risk assessments are individual to each pupil. The assessment will be dependent upon circumstances and the discussions with the parent/carers, pupil and outside agencies such as the relevant Health and Social Care Trust. A teaching schedule will be agreed. This will include the days and times the teacher will support your child at school, community venue or home.
- An agreed understanding that if teaching takes place in the home, a responsible adult is required to be present and available at all times during all teaching sessions. This responsible adult should have legal responsibility for the pupil. Any other adult in attendance must be agreed before the teaching session commences.
The Exceptional Teaching Arrangements Service will work in partnership with your child’s educational setting and review meetings will take place every six – eight weeks to inform them of your child’s progress.