How long will OOST work with learners for?
OOST tutors work with learners on a short-term basis.
Tutors meet with the school, learner and their parents or carers to put together a Pastoral Support Plan (PSP). The PSP says what their individual learning will look like. There will be regular reviews of their PSP. Parents, carers, and learners all have a part to play in these review meetings.
Some learners will have a short-term assessment offer. They may have learning support remotely (online), in the wellbeing hub or in school.
OOST will end when:
the learner can return to their school, or
when they are no longer of school age (end of Year 11), or
if an alternative provision better meets the learner’s needs
The PSP review will set out what the ending or transfer support is. It will also set out how OOST will close to the learner in a planned way. The SEMHP will be part of these OOST closure decisions.