Secondary Offer

Please see our Service Level Agreement For Schools for full details of the service and packages we offer, plus the SLA Agreement Form which must be completed by schools indicating which package has been chosen.

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Referral to Behaviour Support is by an Early Help Assessment Form.

Email us at behavioursupportservice@bolton.gov.uk
Call us on   01204 338133

Following referral all pupils are assessed.

Induction Pack Assessments include:

  • Boxall
  • Adolescent Wellbeing
  • Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire
  • Teacher Assessments
  • Geneogram/A Day in the Life/Timeline
  • Observation and feedback to school
  • Meeting with parents/carers, to explore early years development and home/family life

Our mentor will build up a relationship with students to try to encourage them to self-modify behaviour. They can also act as a link between pupils and staff in school, provide strategies for staff to implement in the classroom and liaise with school on rewards for positive behaviour.

This may include:

  • Home visits
  • 1 to 1 sessions. As part of these one to one sessions, mentors will offer packages that address the individual needs of the pupil, for example anger management, self-esteem or assertiveness. Mentors will also encourage pupils to review and reflect on incidents in school, to encourage them to understand and change future behaviour.
  • Short outings as a reward
  • Supporting transition

Our mentor will take on the Lead Professional role for the Early Help Assessment if they are the most appropriate person to do so. They may also be the Lead Professional for the Family First programme if the family qualifies for this level of support and will co-ordinate the work of the other agencies. They will either lead or attend Child Action Meetings, Core Group meetings and will contribute to the Early Help Assessment if they are not the Lead professional as appropriate. Mentors have a good knowledge and understanding of other agencies and have built excellent relationships with the professionals in those agencies. These include:

  • SEN - Special Educational Needs Assessment – supporting the Education Health and Care Plan process/liaising with the SEN team
  • CAMHS (Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service) referrals
  • All involvements are recorded confidentially on our Social Care system
  • Accredited student mentor scheme supporting primary pupils
  • Support for pupils in transition from year 6
  • Regular meetings with pastoral leads
  • Half termly report
  • Boxall report
  • Teacher assessments
  • Intervention plan
  • Pupils at risk meetings
  • Child Action Review Meetings
  • Supporting and implementing managed moves, managed moves as an alternative to permanent exclusion and managed trials
  • Advice to schools around exclusions policies and procedures
  • Support to families throughout the exclusion process
  • Support with the Governing Body meeting
  • Support with the Independent Review panel
  • Re-integration of pupils into mainstream school from alternative provision

Some pupils may escalate to a state of crisis or where they are causing a high level of concern. They may be presenting with safeguarding issues to themselves and to others and may be at severe risk of permanent exclusion from school. The BS mentors and other key workers in the Inclusion Services present these pupils to the Inclusion/SEN Managers group. This group meet on a monthly basis to discuss additional support and advice that might be available for these pupils and their schools. The aim is to provide a joined up and co-ordinated response for the benefit of pupils, schools and parents/carers.

Find out more about our Inclusion Services

Interested and want to find out more?

Use our   Contact Form
Email us  behavioursupportservice@bolton.gov.uk
Call us     01204 338133

Read our Service Level Agreement (SLA) for schools

Complete the SLA Agreement Form