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Supporting Students who are at Risk of Exclusion

Written by George Matthews


Nine primary and secondary schools from across West Sussex volunteered to take part in a SEND Partnership Project to develop practice for a SEN Support child who was at risk of exclusion. Each school used relational based approaches and strategies to improve its focus child’s social, emotional and mental health (SEMH) and sense of belonging within the school. It was hoped that this would then lead to a reduction in challenging behaviours, which are often the main cause of exclusions. This project report is written to share the impact that this work has made to the children and schools involved and to provide schools and settings with a range of strategies they may want to try.

You can view more about the project via the link below:

Thanks and acknowledgements to Kate Southgate of West Sussex CC for sharing their adapted DFE Risk Assessment  forms for primary, secondary and a blank template. These can be found in the Let's Share Area on the home page of the tt web site. Once in the area, go to the menu on the left hand side and click on to "Risk Assessments" and scroll to the bottom of the page.