Referrals to our provision come from two different pathways.
- Far access panel
- SEND consultations
The Fair Access Panel considers referrals for agreed managed moves between schools or placement for pupils at a PRU or independent alternative provision provider as an alternative to permanent exclusion. The panel also considers placement for those children who have been unable to be placed at a school through the normal in year admissions procedures. Such pupils are considered by the Admissions Code to be hard to place. Nominated school representatives make a presentation for the panel’s consideration during which details of the case are outlined.
Learners with Special educational needs will be referred to the provision through their SEND caseworker. The needs of each learner varies and our school carefully analyses whether the school environment and curriculum will suit the needs of the learners referred to us. These learners will have a EHCP which will state specific learning needs and what support each learner will require.
We want to provide all learners with the opportunity to be successful in our school and provide bespoke timetables and interventions to meet the needs of learners.
We work closely with other agencies that support a child with an EHCP.
Once the placement has been confirmed, our school begins to build positive relationships with the learner and their families. We invite families to come to our site and have a tour and give them an opportunity to ask questions.
Families are supported to complete all the relevant admissions paperwork and then provided with a start date. Working together with parents and carers is one of the most important aspects of our functions. We build and maintain positive relationships with our parents through regular contact via phone or email. We have often supported our families through difficult times and shown we understand their child’s needs and have been sensitive, compassionate and understanding when they have faced challenges.
We have high aspirations for all our learners and expect them to try their best in all areas of their life. We provide learners with opportunities and experiences that will help shape their futures. We aim to inspire our learners to think big, aim high and pursue their dreams.
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