Outreach

Outreach Support Services

Truancy and Inclusion Mentor (TIMS)

At The Woodlands Academy we offer a bespoke whole school outreach support package to primary, secondary, special and further education colleagues.

Packages can include any of the following:

  • TIMS – We are delighted to be able to offer a brand new and innovative programme aimed at tackling truancy and promoting inclusion and increased attendance through timely intervention.
  • Training and facilitation of The DORE Programme – a bespoke programme aimed at improving learning for Dyslexic, Dyspraxic, ADHD and ASD students
  • Training for teachers
  • Training for Classroom Assistants
  • Parental liaison/workshops in ASD
  • Provision of pupil programmes
  • SEN Consultancy/Advice
  • SEND&CO Support
  • EHC conversion and application support
  • SEN Best Practice for NQTs
  • Whole School Behaviour Policy Review
  • Whole School Staff Behaviour Management Inset
  • Team Teach De-escalation & Physical Management Training
  • Classroom Behaviour Observations and Individual Pupil Intervention Strategies
  • Independent Pupil Risk Assessments + Risk Management Plans.
  • Educational Counsellors
  • Targeted Group Intervention Strategies
  • Advice and guidance on managing challenging behaviour and reducing exclusions
  • Sharing good practice and providing high quality feedback on pupils’ behaviour
  • Mid-day Supervisors De Escalation and Behaviour Management Training.

For further information please contact Lindsey Copock on 01790 753902.

RISK ASSESSMENTS

The Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 places a duty on employers to ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, the health and safety of their employees at work. This includes taking steps to make sure they do not suffer violence, abuse or stress-related illness as a result of their work. This statutory regime supplements the ‘common law’ obligations on employers to provide reasonably safe working environments for their employees. Employers also have a specific duty under the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 to undertake risk assessments that seek to identify and eliminate or reduce risks to their employees’ health, safety and welfare.

The DCSF guidance on says that schools `may need to undertake individual pupil risk assessments where it is known that that force is more likely to be necessary to restrain a particular pupil, such as pupils whose SEN and/or disability are associated with extreme behaviour’.

A member of the Senior Leadership Group will visit your school for half a day and interview staff, pupils and parents regarding the young person. There would need to be full access to all previous records of the young person. A full risk assessment would be then completed and presented to the school.

Cost £400

TIMS (TRUANCY AND INCLUSION MENTOR SERVICE)

Our Truancy Intervention Mentors are specialist members of our outreach team. Their role is to work with schools across Lincolnshire, adopting a holistic approach to addressing the physical, mental and emotional difficulties preventing pupils from engaging in learning and physically attending school.

Currently our TIMS team are working with a variety of pupils with a range of needs including PTSD, Grief and Loss needs, long and short term medical needs, depression, low self-esteem, the negative impact of high social deprivation, family drug use, physical/emotional abuse, neglect and family breakdown.

The role they perform is dependent upon the specific needs of the individual pupils however, they can be utilised in a number of different ways:

• At a basic level they are able to collect pupils from home as soon as notification of an unauthorised absence has been received.

• They are able to make home visits on the day of absence of persistent non-attenders to ascertain reasons for absence and work with individuals on issues identified in order to enable them to re-engage with their education.

• They are able to engage with parents and pupils who see school as a place of stress and as such act as mediators between home and school to facilitate next steps.

• They are able to facilitate home education programmes with the support of school.

The outcomes we envisage are wide ranging and relate to decreasing levels of truancy through reengagement of pupils in their learning. In this case when I mention truancy I am referring to persistent non-attendance in school and also internal absconding from lessons.

Our aim is to ensure that all pupils who previously had an attendance figure below 85% increase their attendance through the support provided to a minimum of 90%, with all other pupils attending for 92% or more in line with national attendance guidelines. This would in turn ensure that pupils are on site and able to access the bespoke teaching, learning and support packages tailored to meet their needs and in doing so would make progress in line with national progression guidelines.

The cost of our service is £75 per half day and £150 for a full day.

The Woodlands Academy can offer training in Physical Management & De-escalation skills through TEAM-TEACH.

Team-Teach offers training in positive handling strategies through a whole setting holistic approach, working with leadership and management, actively committed to reducing restraint and risk.

Please contact Chris Armond 01790 753902  - email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Two Day Basic - 12 hours

This course covers: personal safety, specific risk reduction strategies, a range of positive handling and interventions, together with a focus on policy, documentation, and legal definition.

The training emphasises positive handling as but one part of a whole setting approach to behaviour management. The physical techniques have sufficient range and robustness to be appropriate across the age and development range, for both the intentional and non-intentional “challenging” individual. The physical techniques provide a gradual system of response commensurate with the situation, task and individuals involved, allowing for phasing up or down as dictated to by the circumstances at the time.

The course is split into 8 modules:

  1. Background to Team Teach.
  2. The Legal Framework
  3. Understanding Aggression
  4. How Feelings drive behaviours
  5. De-escalation and Defusing
  6. Personal Safety
  7. Positive Handling (includes guiding, escorting and holding in standing, sitting, and kneeling positions safely - techniques will be delivered appropriate to the service group)
  8. Repair, Reflection and Review

For dates, costs, further information or to book this course please contact: Chris Armond

One Day Foundation - 6 hours

This course covers: personal safety, specific risk reduction strategies, a range of positive handling and interventions, together with a focus on policy, documentation, and legal definition.

The training emphasises positive handling as but one part of a whole setting approach to behaviour management. The physical techniques have sufficient range and robustness to be appropriate across the age and development range, for both the intentional and non-intentional “challenging” individual. The physical techniques provide a gradual system of response commensurate with the situation, task and individuals involved, allowing for phasing up or down as dictated to by the circumstances at the time.

The course is split into 8 modules:

  1. Background to Team Teach
  2. The Legal Framework
  3. Understanding Aggression
  4. How Feelings drive behaviours
  5. De-escalation and Defusing
  6. Personal Safety
  7. Positive Handling (mainly guiding and escorting safely - if a greater degree of holding is required please refer to the 12 hour course)
  8. Repair, Reflection and Review

For dates, costs, further information or to book this course please contact: Chris Armond.