Service description

The Behaviour Support Team (BST) provides support, advice and guidance to mainstream schools and academies. By enhancing each school’s capacity to promote inclusion, good behaviour and healthy emotional well-being, all pupils with social, emotional and mental health difficulties (SEMH) are able to learn successfully alongside peers.

We offer:

  • a professional, qualified and experienced team of specialists
  • experienced Team Teach trainers
  • a wide range of intervention programmes to support pupils
  • a wide range of training packages for staff
  • a strong collaborative link with a range of services

Main responsibilities/functions

Our main responsibilities and functions are:
  • direct support and advice to school by email and telephone
  • support to schools to create and review robust behaviour support plans, behaviour audits and positive handling plans
  • advice and support through attendance at Team Around the Child / family meetings
  • consultation meetings with key staff to advise and assist with support for individual cases, groups and cohorts
  • observations of pupils and the production of an assessment report, which incorporates recommendations for consideration
  • advice and support for transition programmes from primary to secondary, including the provision of resources and training for staff to support the transition process
  • debrief for staff following serious incidents where restrictive physical intervention has been used; in line with Team Teach guidance
  • 1:1 intervention programmes tailored to the specific needs of pupils
  • interventions for small groups, whole class or whole year group
  • training for school staff to help develop awareness, understanding and strategies for dealing with challenging behaviours
 
If you would like to discuss behaviour support for your school or an individual pupil then please contact us on 01344 354250.
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