The Doncaster Association of School Head Teachers in association with the Opportunity Area Fund Identified that across the Borough, there is a need to improve the quality of support for young people who struggle to engage with mainstream education. Schools are looking at how better to support a more diverse range of young people within their own setting but need to ensure they have the right culture, systems, processes, tools and techniques.
The OA is funding a project during 2021/22 whose aims are as follows:
To develop a whole school inclusion culture to preface all targeted inclusion interventions along a continuum of need (waves of need or other).
To provide high quality and impactful Alternative Provision for KS3 students to prevent fixed term and permanent exclusions in later years, showing a reduction in both data measure over the duration of the project.
To provide therapeutic interventions and support to enable successful reintegration of students from Alternative Provision back into mainstream school by supporting their “behaviour for learning” skills, resilience and self-confidence in own abilities
To empower and upskill staff to work proactively and impact-fully with SEMH students every day by providing effective training in strategies to support students with SEMH needs or behaviour that challenges in order to support the sustainable delivery of a whole school inclusion culture and ethos
To establish a Doncaster Inclusion Practice Sharing Network, identifying local and national good practice and sharing it across the system as part of a partnership approach to local Inclusion
The project has been developed by Sir Thomas Wharton Academy, St Wilfrid’s Academy, with financial support from the Doncaster Opportunity Area. The appointment will be made by St Wilfrid’s Academy on behalf of Doncaster Opportunity Area.
Further Information will appear here in due course.