As part of Somerset’s commitment to reducing exclusion, improving attendance and children receiving the right support at the right time, new guidance and resources have been developed and are shared here. We would like to thank the local school leaders for their engagement in producing this guidance. The Inclusion Somerset Offer of Support document provides a comprehensive overview of the guidance and the support offer. The Somerset Pastoral Support Plan provides an overview and template that can be used to coordinate effective assessment and support around children and young people at risk of exclusion and the ‘Children at risk of exclusion – checklist of expectations’ document outlines the duties and expectations to be considered by school leaders where a child is at risk exclusion. The Inclusion Somerset Training offer can be found here.
Inclusion Somerset Offer of Support
The inclusion offer document provides a comprehensive overview of the guidance and the support offer, starting from universal whole-school approaches and moving through three steps as part of a laddered response where there are ongoing concerns regarding an individual child or young person. Page one is an overall summary with links to more information embedded throughout.
Outlines the Inclusion Somerset Offer from universal support, targeted school based support, targeted support from external agencies and additional support.
Somerset Pastoral Support Plan
The Somerset Pastoral Support Plan (PSP) provides a framework and template for responding to children and young people who present with challenging behaviour in education settings. It is a trauma-informed approach that draws on functional analysis and promotes a holistic perspective to inform evidence-based solutions.
Children at risk of exclusion - Checklist of expectations
This document draws on national government guidance, legislation and local Somerset context to clarify the duties and expectations of schools with regard to children and young people who present with challenging behaviour and are at risk of exclusion from school.
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Inclusion Somerset Training offer 2023-24
This document outlines the Inclusion Somerset Training Offer for 2023-24. Please visit the Support Service for Education training page for further details or contact us at InclusionSENSupportServices@somerset.gov.uk with any queries.
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