The Skills Hub ‘Continues to be Good’ Ofsted, June 2018 

Behaviour Support Team

Our Service

The Behaviour Support Team, at The Skills Hub, offers support and guidance on behaviour management to mainstream schools and academies. The team of experienced teachers provide a holistic approach to responding to challenging behaviour. We aim to help and support those working with young people to understand the presenting difficulties by planning and responding appropriately.

By providing early and targeted support through a child-centred approach, the Behaviour Support Team aims to: remove barriers to learning; help children achieve the most from their education and reduce exclusions and support inclusion.

The Behaviour Support Team offers: experienced teachers who have taught in a range of settings; a range of intervention programmes to support pupils; bespoke training for staff; strong collaborative links with a range of services and a helpline for advice and guidance.

Benefits of the Service – benefits of the service to students, schools, parents and families is as follows:

  • students learn strategies that work for them, so that they can learn to self-regulate
  • students have their individual needs met, helping them to develop their strengths, emotional resilience and independence
  • students become better engaged with their learning and can access more of the curriculum
  • students in mainstream schools have increased understanding, confidence and knowledge, and are better equipped to work with challenging behaviour
  • support with behaviour reduces the risk of school exclusion and supports inclusion
  • The Behaviour Support Team facilitate the development of positive relationships and partnerships working between schools, families and children, resulting in a consistent approach to behaviour at home and school.

Support for Primary Schools – We offer support for pupils in primary schools through the following interventions:

  • classroom observations of referred pupils to identify areas of need and to inform strategies and recommendations to engage pupils to move forward
  • individual meetings with pupils – mentoring/one to one sessions where appropriate
  • ongoing support for pupils which may involve a series of intervention sessions, or can be by input to targeted areas
  • liaison with SENCOs, class teachers or other relevant staff
  • reports, advice and feedback as appropriate

Support and advice is available for: Pastoral Support Programme meetings; Team Around the Family or Multi-Agency meetings; Annual reviews and Managed move referrals.

Support for Secondary Schools – We work 1:1 with the students who are at possible risk of fixed-term or permanent exclusion and this supports the school with inclusion.

We also work with vulnerable students and students who may have social, emotional and mental health difficulties and require support in the following areas:

  • anger management
  • social skills
  • self-esteem building
  • anti-bullying
  • anxiety management
  • relaxation techniques
  • solution focused brief therapy
  • behaviour for learning and success
  • social stories
  • reintegration
  • mentoring

Support for Headteachers – The Behaviour Support Team is also available for consultation and advice to Headteachers and/or Senior Leadership staff when there is a crisis in school or any issues around potential exclusions.

Service Level Agreement – The Behaviour Support Team service is a commissioned service that schools can buy into through a Service Level Agreement (SLA).The SLA runs for the financial year and is available to Primary and Secondary schools.

  • Secondary schools buy in hours of work to be delivered as required
  • Primary schools buy the service based on the size of the school.

More Information – For further information, please contact the Behaviour Support Team at The Skills Hub on: Tel: 01895 447 102 or email: info@theskillshub.org

Feedback – See below feedback from schools we are currently working with

“Swift response, helpful advice for staff”

 “We have used a range of services from the BST and have always found the advice and guidance invaluable to teachers and staff supporting children.”

“The Behaviour Support Team is an invaluable resource.”

“Quick Response to calls/referrals.”

“They give staff confidence to have affirmation of strategies they are already using and new strategies to try.”

“Clear advice given with practical strategies that could be easily implemented. The helpline means that it is possible to get immediate advice quickly.”

“Practical ideas of support. BST are understanding, knowledgeable and professional.”

“BST are always able to offer an unbiased and sophisticated level of support to the school.”

 BST have always offered useful advice and guidance to parents/carers in a non-judgemental fashion which is always well received.”

 

You have kept my son safe and in school for which I am truly grateful. I hope that when he leaves he will be the biggest success story for The Skills Hub so that in the future other kids can look up to him.

 

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