Provision and / or strategies
- Use a consistent approach to managing individuals with “reasonable adjustments” made.
- Continue to implement strategies that are reassuring.
- Offer clear guidance – explicit messages letting the pupil know what is expected of them.
- Offer a ‘Get out with Dignity’ clause letting the pupil leave the situation.
- Monitor so that you have a good understanding of the frequency and location of triggers – frequency charts; STAR observation sheet; ABCC observation sheets; informal observations should be carried out to analyse incidents, develop understanding and plan for adjustments according.
- Encourage two-way communicate with families about what might be happening at home (e.g. divorce, bereavement, illness) and strategies that work/don’t work and relaying this information to staff.
- Put preventative strategies in place, e.g. avoiding high arousal situations such as busy corridors.
- Arrange a safe and calm area / reflection room, chosen in agreement with the child / young person.
- Employ appropriate de-escalation strategies in place (e.g. time out card)
- Implement a risk management plan which includes pro-active strategies, early interventions to reduce anxiety/harm and reactive strategies to ensure a consistent approach.
- Devise and use Reintegration plans – to support the pupil in returning to full time schooling. A gradual reintegration is most effective.
- Implement a clear plan of action, agreed with parents with regard to physical intervention (Schools do not need parental permission to use reasonable force on CYP). A Risk Assessment must be in place if the CYP is causing a risk.
- Following a Fixed Term Exclusion, ask for and read the Pastoral Support Plans (PSP). Ensure that strategies are implemented, and feedback given to pastoral lead.
Last updated 3 September 2020