Brighton Hill Community School

29. Inclusion and External Student Support Agencies

Information & Policies

Published on - 12-02-2015

Objective:
To ensure that additional ‘external’ support and guidance is available to students at relevant points of their educational development thus enabling them to access specialist support when and where necessary.

THIS POLICY APPLIES TO ALL STAFF, in particular Leadership Team, Head of Houses, Transition Learning Manager, Learning Support Manager, Tutors, Family Support Adviser, Student Support Adviser, School Welfare Officer

The lead manager for the application and monitoring of this policy is the Flexible Learning Centre Manager.
 
The Flexible Learning Centre Manager will:
Co-ordinate the External Agencies Directory available to ‘key’ staff in School
(Leadership Team, Head of Houses, Learning Support Manager, Tutors, Family Support Adviser, Student Support Adviser, School Welfare Officer).
Inform ‘key’ staff of all updates and changes on at least a termly basis, as well as when contact details change.
Ensure, where appropriate, electronic copies of referral forms are accessible.
Ensure all ‘key’ staff are aware of the referral process, for all support agencies, and provide guidance on completing them.
Be the first point of contact for the Ashwood Education Centre.
Disseminate request and/or action information as necessary in consultation with and support from Head of House(s).

Head of Houses will:
Refer to the External Agencies Directory, on a regular basis, when considering and/or referring to external support for students.  Refer directly to each individual external agency and their referral process.
Hold on file, the most up-to-date version of the Directory.
Gain Parental/Guardian agreement, where necessary, prior to submitting a referral for External Student support.
Inform all appropriate stakeholders of the School, at appropriate times, of external support for individual students, including any strategies to support the student(s) as a result of the external support.
Co-ordinate the distribution of; completion and collection of any surveys provided by the supporting external agency.
Where appropriate, communicate on a regular basis with the supporting agency, including attendance at any review sessions prior to the conclusion of the agencies involvement.
Hold on student files, any reports/feedback/strategies provided by supporting agencies.
Hold on student files, a copy of any/all referral forms that are submitted.
Work collaboratively with the Flexible Learning Centre Manager / Assistant Headteacher when referring a student to Ashwood Education Centre.

Other ‘key’ members of staff will:
Refer to the External Agencies Directory, on a regular basis, when considering a referral to external support for students.
Hold on file, the most up-to-date version of the Directory.
Discuss individual students with the relevant Head of House to decide on the appropriateness of any external support; the Head of House will either make the referral or decide whether or not it is suitable for a referral to be made.


The monitoring and review process for this policy is as follows:

Flexible Learning Centre Manager will:

Review the External Support Directory, on a termly basis, updating ‘key’ staff as necessary.
Contact specific External Support Agencies, to review the processes in School.
Discuss with Head of Houses the involvement and effectiveness of external support

Last Ratified: Jan 2015

Review: Jan 2017