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 on the Local Offer.
The Inclusion Somerset Offer of Support document provides a comprehensive overview of the guidance and the support offer, starting from universal whole-school approaches and moving through three steps where there are ongoing concerns regarding an individual child or young person.
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. 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. We would like to thank the local school leaders for their engagement in producing this guidance.