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Image courtesy of Youth-Link

Youth Work and Schools Practitioner Seminar

Quality Hotel, Perth 28th January 2009

More Choices, More Chances

Preparing for Post-School Transition

Lee Dunn

Principal Teacher Pastoral & School Development (Alva Academy)

Sandy Parker

Youth Worker (Alva Academy)

Tom Snow

LTS Development Officer (MCMC)

Image courtesy of LTS

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Workshop Aims

To place More Choices, More Chances within the context of Curriculum for Excellence and discuss the emerging themes leading to success for young people.

To examine the relationships between school and Youth Work in a practical setting - outlining roles, activities, communication and the factors leading to effective

partnership working.

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Workshop Outline

Supporting Young People in Education

More Choices, More Chances - Alva Academy

Curriculum and Pastoral Welfare Support

Youth Work Support

Partnerships and Communication

Transition Planning

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Supporting Young People in Education

More Choices, More Chances

Alva Academy

Clackmannanshire Council

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“We all have big changes in our lives

that are more or less a second chance’’

Harrison Ford

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A Curriculum For Excellence

Image courtesy of LTS

Images courtesy of www.justteaching.co.uk

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A Curriculum For Excellence

It is important to ensure that children and young people are acquiring the full range of skills and abilities relevant to growing, living and working in the contemporary world.

Curriculum for Excellence aims to ensure that they will enjoy greater choice and opportunity to help realise their individual talents.

Text courtesy of LTS

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MCMC Aims (within The School)

Motivate, stimulate and raise attainment

Build confidence, optimism and aspiration

Educate and develop ‘life skills’ through a wider range

of curriculum and vocational provision

Increase the number of students who arrive into a

positive destination following successful transition

into employment, education or training

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Identifying The Young People

  • SEEMIS Data
  • Behaviour Support Agenda
  • Pupil Support Agenda
  • School Liaison Group Agenda (external agencies)
  • Underachievement and lack of attainment
  • Referral from The Police
  • Currently placed on Staged Intervention
  • Referral from Careers Advisor
  • Referral from Forth Valley College Link Officer
  • Positive Behaviour Policy (sanctions and rewards)
  • Exclusion Rate
  • Attendance Rate
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Identifying The Young People

  • LAAC (Looked after in Children’s Unit of Foster Care)
  • LAC (Home Supervision Order)
  • Social Work
  • Free School Meals
  • Referral System (both internal and external)
  • Additional Support Needs
  • Young Carer
  • EAL (English as an Additional Language)
  • Educational Disaffection
  • Family Circumstances
  • Poverty
  • Substance Misuse and other external governing factors:
  • (Teenage Parents; Offenders; Physical - Mental Health)
  • School Leavers (Positive Destination Requirement)
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Curriculum and

Pastoral Welfare Support

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The First Steps

Why is the Young Person

not engaging / motivated?

What are the barriers?

What supports /

interventions are required?

Who can help?

What will it take?

Image courtesy of comicbookresources.com

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Working with The Young Person

The First Meeting

Building a Rapport

Building Trust

Appropriate Action

Be Prepared

A Balancing Act

Transition Arrangements

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Positive Interventions

  • Support them (monitoring and tracking)
  • Make home visits
  • Reduce / consolidate timetable
  • Refer to the Children’s Reporter
  • Place on Staged Intervention / other plan
  • Introduce other professional support
  • Liaise between curriculum teachers
  • Seek advice and support from others
  • Do what it takes!
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Youth Work Support

What are the relationships between

School and Youth Work?

To support designated pupils in their academic and social development

To establish, maintain and contribute to working

relationships within the school, parents / carers

and external agencies

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The role of The Youth Worker in School

  • Based full time in school
  • Individual caseload – key contact
  • Primary transition
  • Managing a registration support group
  • To organise, facilitate and evaluate:
  • Groupwork programmes
  • Holiday activity programmes
      • Extended work experience (Alvie)
      • After school clubs
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Co-ordinating, chairing and attending review meetings, transition planning meetings and The Children's Panel

  • Report writing / information gathering
  • Informing staff of the support needs of individual pupils
  • Working with staff to improve classroom behaviour
  • (SPinVIP)
  • Framework for intervention, Restorative Practice
  • Attending the Behaviour Support, School Liaison Group and Pupil Support meetings
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Communication

  • Parents/Carers
  • School Staff
  • External Agencies
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Partnerships and Communication

Establishing an effective partnership

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Who are our Partners?

Image courtesy of flickr.com

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Psychological Services

Woman’s Aid

Support Agencies

Voluntary Agencies

Health Services

Young Carers

Employers

The Police

Parents / Carers

Social Work

Legal Services

Forth Valley College

Local Authority

Housing

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Partnerships and Communication

Methodology

  • School Liaison Groups
  • Review Meetings
  • Emergency Child Protection Meetings
  • Children’s Panels
  • Case Conferences
  • Other formal / informal? communication
  • Presentations
  • Interviews
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Partnerships and Communication

- Barriers -

  • Traditional professional boundaries
  • Different values and beliefs
  • Language
  • Increasing complexity of work
  • Need to reduce duplication and inefficiency
  • Increased expectation
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Partnerships and Communication

Image courtesy of cartoonstock.com

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Partnerships and Communication

Solutions?

  • Avoid acronyms
  • Be honest
  • Be supportive
  • Be understanding
  • Be open, clear and share information
  • Stay in touch!
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Partnerships and Communication

Getting It Right For Every Child

Key Issues:

Changes to The Children’s Hearing System

(grounds for referral)

Introduction of an Integrated Assessment Framework

(which will be used by ALL agencies)

Introduction of a Young Person’s Plan

Introduction of a Lead Professional

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Partnerships and Communication

Getting It Right For Every Child

Image courtesy of The Scottish Government

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Transition Planning

I’m leaving!

What’s next?

Image courtesy of comicbookresources.com

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Transition Planning

Under the new education act, schools have a duty

to make transition arrangements for young

people preparing to leave school

A DUTY TO REQUEST INFORMATION FROM EXTERNAL AGENCIES

INITIAL MEETING 12 MONTHS BEFORE THEY ARE ABLE TO LEAVE

AT 6 MONTHS BEFORE THEY CAN LEAVE,

THERE IS A DUTY TO IDENTIFY REQUIRED SUPPORTS

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Transition Planning

The meeting is to plan the Young Person’s future

and NOT to review what has happened in school

This is a Pupil Centred forward thinking process

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Transition Planning

  • Who will attend?
  • Key Professionals
  • Parents / Carers
  • The Young Person
  • Other

Image courtesy of comicbookresources.com

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Transition Planning

Recording the Meeting

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Contact Details

Lee Dunn ldunn@edu.clacks.gov.uk

Sandy Parker sparker@edu.clacks.gov.uk

Tom Snow T.Snow@LTScotland.org.uk

www.alvaacademy.clacks.sch.uk

www.ltscotland.org.uk

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