Managing The Young Person’s Experience
From the point of referral, the young person’s experience is finely managed to the point of discharge. Central to this is meeting the young person’s needs. The pupil’s needs will be reviewed at the entry point regarding the implications for their learning direction, behaviour, risk, health and safety. Behaviour baselines will be established through assessment, alongside baseline assessments in literacy and numeracy skills. Along with Statements of Special Education Needs, where they remain in place, or Education Health and Care Plans, Personal Education Plans, positive handling plans, our initial in-house assessments will help to inform how we plan for the pupils’ education and personal development. Progress in learning and behaviour is tracked and monitored, and interventions are applied as needs identify their requirement.
Staff invest significant energy into establishing trusting relationships with our pupils as being the critical foundation for ensuring that the necessary steps forward can be taken.
This process of education and monitoring is continuous. Pupils experience the impact of rewards and consequences through sanctions that aim to encourage confident decision making. Pupils will be able to work a broad palette of qualifications including; GCSEs, ASDAN Awards, Unit Awards and Certificates, Vocational Qualifications, and achieve qualifications with third-party alternative providers, or through work experience.
Where we manage Looked After Children the schools will work closely with the homes and offer support and guidance with aspects of the 24/7 curriculum to ensure pupils are gainfully stimulated not just as pupils but as developing future responsible citizens who may reflect in future years on the positive experience we have provided.