• NEW Individual Referrals

  • NEW Pastoral Support Plans

  • NEW Whole Class or Year Group Referral

  • Bespoke Training

  • NEW 2017 Government Guidance for Schools, Academies and PRUs

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NEW Individual Referrals
16 Nov
What is an Individual Referral? An Individual Referral is a gathering of information about an individual pupil, their strengths and difficulties and things which have been used to support them. This information is collated into a detailed report. The report then provides further advice and suggests ways forward for both setting/school and home, where relevant. Two review meetings of the advice/strategies are routinely held between BSS and the school/setting and parents. Making an Individual Referral? Before you send in your referral form, please ensure: - You have given as much detail as possible - The parents have agreed to the referral and signed the form - You have put your contact details Send completed forms to BSS@newham.gov.uk What happens next? Individual referrals are allocated to a member of the BSS team at a weekly allocation meeting. The BSS teacher carries out two observations of the pupil and meets with relevant staff to gather information about the pupil. A meeting with parent/s is usually included, as well as other professionals who are, or have been, involved. A detailed report with advice and strategies is produced. These are reviewed after six to eight weeks. A second review is held after another six to eight weeks and signposting to other services where this is thought necessary.
NEW Pastoral Support Plans
16 Nov
What is a Pastoral Support Plan? A Pastoral Support Plan (PSP) is one aspect of a continuum of provision that schools can provide for pupils with social, emotional and behavioural difficulties. A Pastoral Support Plan is: - school based - time-limited to 16 weeks (with an option to extend for certain cases) - up to 3 SMART behavioural targets with practical strategies to achieve them and the ability to review and revise as circumstances change - owned by the school and is set up by a key member of staff, e.g. SLT Inclusion - monitored daily by a key pastoral member of staff, e.g. Year Head, BESD LM - a standardised process - agreed with the student and their parents / carers Who is a Pastoral Support Plan for? DfE guidance notes that a PSP should be used for young people where most of the following apply: - A young person whose behaviour is rapidly deteriorating and where an Individual Behaviour Plan is not working. - A young person who has had two or more fixed term exclusions. - A young person who has had one exclusion of ten days or more. - A young person who is in danger of permanent exclusion. PSP and Mental Health Students with particular mental health issues are unlikely to be able to commit to behavioural targets. Their capacity to self-assess, agree to possibilities for change or carry this through is compromised. CAMHS guidance is recommended before initiating or restarting a PSP in these circumstances. PSP and Return from Exclusion If a young person is returning from an exclusion of ten days or more, it is recommended that a PSP is developed prior to return to school in order for it to be used as part of the reintegration process. Making a PSP Referral Before you send in your referral form, please ensure: - You have given as much detail as possible - The parents have agreed to the referral and signed the form - You have put your contact details Send completed forms to BSS@newham.gov.uk
NEW Whole Class or Year Group Referral
16 Nov
What is a Year Group or Class Referral? A year group or class referral is a gathering of information about a group, class or cohort of pupils based on a meeting with school personnel and observations in a variety of settings around the school. The information is collated into a detailed report which will provide further advice, strategies and recommendations. Two review meetings of the advice, strategies and recommendations, where applicable, will be provided. Making Year Group or Class Referral Before you send in your referral form, please ensure: - You have given as much detail as possible - You have put your contact details Send completed forms to BSS@newham.gov.uk What happens next? - A member of the BSS will contact the referrer(s) to arrange an initial meeting. - An initial meeting with the referrer(s). - Observations of the class(es) in various settings around the school. - Information gathering meeting(s) with identified school personnel. - Strategies and advice meeting(s) with identified school personnel. - Provision of a Whole Year Group/Class Report - recording advice, strategies and recommendations. - A 1st review (following an 8 week period)of the advice, strategies and recommendations. Provision of further advice, strategies and recommendations (where applicable). - A 2nd review (following an 8 week period)of the advice, strategies and recommendations. Provision of further advice, strategies and recommendations (where applicable).
Bespoke Training
16 Nov
Please find uploaded information on Bespoke Training the Behaviour Support Service can offer your school or setting. If you are interested in booking a training course at your school or setting, please complete our Bespoke Training Request Form and return it to bss@newham.gov.uk. If you would like to speak to a member of the team to discuss your requirements, please call 0203 373 8378. Bespoke training is free for maintained schools as it is part of your de-delegation. If you are an academy, free school or private setting, charges are as follows: £125 +VAT per hour £315 +VAT for half a day £625 +VAT for a day If your school has an SLA with BSS, contact the team to find out whether your training needs can be included in your SLA hours.
NEW 2017 Government Guidance for Schools, Academies and PRUs
16 Nov
This guidance details the legal responsibilities for those who exclude students from educational settings, including: headteachers local authorities governing bodies academy trusts independent review panel members independent review panel clerks special educational needs experts It governs the exclusion of pupils from: local-authority-maintained schools academies and free schools pupil referral units Statutory guidance sets out what schools and local authorities must do to comply with the law.
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23 Nov
Positive Behaviour Management
Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs Communication for Behaviour Anger Management
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11 Jan
How to record and manage the Exclusions Process
- Background information for exclusion legislation - Key guidance on the administrative roll in the exclusions process - Understand the importance of paperwork in this process - Further information on submitting data for exclusions
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14 Jan
Designated Safeguarding Leads Training
Training content covers • Latest changes to statutory guidance e.g. Keeping Children Safe in Education, Working together to Safeguard Children • Latest Ofsted Inspection Safeguarding Guidance • Embedding a culture of Early Help and Safeguarding • Putting policy into effective practice • Managing allegations • Criminal Exploitation of Children • Child Sexual Exploitation • Radicalisation and Extremism • Honour based Violence • Online safety • Learning from the latest Serious Case Reviews
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25 Jan
Running Social Skills Groups
The aim of the morning is: - For staff to understand the purpose and benefits of running a group - To understand the type of pupils to include in groups and how to set the groups up - An opportunity to try out a range of practical games and activities to use in their practice This training session also includes a free booklet of ideas to take away and use in your settings.
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01 Feb
Positive Behaviour Management
Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs Communication for Behaviour Anger Management