Looked After Children (LAC)

Looked After Children
Primary and Secondary
Outreach Teaching Service
Who are we?
 We are an outreach teaching service with a specific
remit for Looked After Children.
 We are based at the Civic Centre, Livingston.
 We are line managed by Ogilvie School Campus.
 We work closely with PBSS, and many agencies within
West Lothian.
In Our Teaching Team
HT – Catriona Grant (Ogilvie School)
PT – Anne-Margaret Thompson (Secondary Teacher)
2 Primary Teachers – Jillian Hailstones, Kirsten Patience
2 further Secondary Teachers – Caroline Allan, Caroline Meagher.
Educational Psychologist – Aicha Reid.
(Our Partners are: LAC nurse, Children Rights Officer, Youth
Inclusion Project, LAC Reviewing Officers, Social Workers,
Residential House Workers etc)
What can we offer?
 We Offer;
 One to one teaching
 Or class teaching so CT can build a relationship with the
 Group work
 Support in class
 Social inclusion work
 We often have small groups for transition, enterprise etc.
A Good Referral
A good referral for us would be;
Crammed full of as much information as possible;
School based interventions,
Historical information
Test scores
LAC review information
Social Work information
Anything that would give information of the life of this
Looked After Child.
 Also for us, it would be useful if you could be clear about
what interventions you would like from us.
How to make a referral
Complete the form – email or post to the team
The referral is then prioritised.
Places are then allocated.
Priority is given to ‘higher profile’ children.
We would initially offer 1 or 2 x 45 minutes to 1 hour sessions
depending on the level of need and the age of the child.
 There is no time limit to how long we would engage with a child; it
may be only a few sessions it may be many.
 Every case if different.
 We often work with a child – have a break and start up again.
Final Word
 Ultimately we are concerned with raising the attainment of
LAC children and providing opportunities for social
inclusion. Helping to ensure that every child meets their
full potential in line with GIRFEC and CfE.
 We are attempting to be the child’s champion!
 Any questions?
 Find more information here on GLOW

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