Wellbeing in Schools: Relational Approaches to Supporting Social, Emotional and Mental HealthWelcome to our new webpage focused on wellbeing in schools. Over the next few months we will be uploading a range of different resources and offering insights into supporting the wellbeing of children and young people.
Somerset Heritage Learning
Children Looked After - EducationThe education of Children Looked After (CLA) is supported by the Virtual School. There are over 120 children and young people in the careof North Somerset, all attending a wide range of schools and colleges.We support their education by monitoring their progress, championing their educational needs and commissioning additional support.Education is recognised as being fundamental to the wellbeing of young people and for the opportunities it provides them throughout their life. The education of CLA is therefore central to providing them with the best possible opportunities. It is often the consistent factor in their lives.The Local Authority has a Head Teacher of the Virtual School for CLA to act as an educational champion. This role became a statutory requirement in March 2014 (Children’s and Families Act) and will help ensure that the Council fulfils its high level responsibility to improve educational outcomes for CLA (as detailed in the Statutory Guidance issued in July 2014).The purpose includes the need to both support and challenge schools in relation to rates of progress over time as well as end of key stage national test and examination outcomes. The expectation is that social workers, carers and all those supporting a CLA will work together to achieve the best outcomes, and that we close attainment and achievement gaps between the performance of CLA compared to their peers.Wendy Packer is the Virtual School head teacherContact UsPost - Virtual School, North Somerset Council: Town Hall, Walliscote Grove Road, Weston-super Mare BS23 1UJEmail – firstname.lastname@example.orgTelephone - 01934 888 888Pupil Premium Plus and Welfare - e-mail; email@example.comVirtual School Head - e-mail; firstname.lastname@example.orgLinksStatutory guidance and Pupil Premium DOC | North Somerset Pupil Premium plus Policy 2016/7DOCX | Form to request additional funding for a Looked After ChildDOCX | Help and advice for new users of ePEPsCont...Pupil premium: funding and accountability for schoolsPromoting the education of looked-after childrenGeneralDepartment for Education (DfES)This is the Government’s official website for all education matters.National Careers ServiceAdvice and guidance on careers, education and training.BecomeEducational charity supporting for children and young people in care. Lots of useful publications.CoramBAAF Academy for Adoption and FosteringThe UK’s leading adoption and fostering membership association. Lots of useful publications.Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)This site provides information on all aspects of the EYFS, including the EYFS Framework and the areas of learning and development..Post16 bursaryInformation about the post 16 bursary grant.Education resources on-lineBBC cbeebiesFor younger childrenBBC Schools pagesAll subjects, all ages, lots of games and resources.Primary ResourcesAll subjects.Primary InteractiveEnglish, maths, science, early years.Maths is FunAll areas of maths covered in a fun way. Some free access.My MathsMaths for primary, secondary, post 16 and special schools. Most Bath and North East Somerset secondary and neighbouring authorities’ schools subscribe. The young person has an individual log in. Has structured lessons and recorded homework and booster worksheets.Manga HighMaths related site.NrichmathsMaths for KS1 to 5. Has puzzles, games and ideas.EmathsLots of resources including all the old SAT papers at KS1, 2 and 3 for maths and English.SamLearningMany schools are signed up to SAM LEARNING which is an on-line revision programme for young people in Key Stages 2 3 and 4. If a school is signed up then all young people attending that school will have a log in and password they can use from any computer including at home.Social CareNorth Somerset Children and Young people Resource centre
Special Education Needs
This page is where the Special Educational Needs Team at North Somerset Council will post various forms and guidance for schools to use.Below are the links to these forms that need to be completed by schools and sent back to the SEN team. Form CThis form should be filled in when a child at your school is leaving and moving to a new school. By filling out this form it helps the SEN team to organise the funding that needs to follow the child in question. By clicking on the link below, you may download the form, fill it in, and then email the completed form to your designated SEN officer. The form requires information such as the reason for the child leaving your school and the name of the new school (if known). FUNDING CANNOT BE GIVEN UNTIL THIS INFORMATION IS PROVIDED. DOCX | FORM CEvidence PackWhen first applying for Top Up Funding (TUF), this evidence pack is the one you fill in and bring to moderation day. It includes: Request to Access TUF Form, Review Report and Costed Provision Map (CPM). These forms are all COMPULSORY (except for special schools, where no CPM is required). It is optional to include additional relevant evidence. More information about the TUF process can be found in the TUF guidance booklet (http://nsesp.org/Article/25091). It would be useful if you read through this booklet each time it is updated so you may see any changes in the TUF process. DOCX | EVIDENCE PACKDetail Change FormThis form should be filled in when a child's personal details change. It is useful for the SEN team if changes to a child's personal details are given as soon as they are known so that any provision changes can be made. Changes may include: a change of home address, of transport needs or of the child's name. DOCX | DETAIL CHANGE FORM