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Schools and Colleges - Advice and Guidance

Don't know what to do next?

Contact your Partnership Co-ordinator.  The Partnerships can advise you on the range of services that exisit and how to access them

Seeking external support?

Have a look at the links we have on the Inclusion Forum Page

Local education and training providers - Alternative Provision

Have  a look at our database of APs. Contact the Co-ordinator for further advice

Thinking about using AP for a student?

Advice about setting up AP placements for individual students when you do not intend to make a Partnership referral

Do not use illegal schools!

Is the AP an illegal school?  Have a look at our advice to our own Alternative Providers on this topic

Leicestershire Virtual School AP placements for LAC

June 20 letter from the Virtual School Headteacher

An introduction for schools wanting to use APs

Start by using our "AP's Advice for Schools" web page

Inclusion Forums - sometimes known as Surgeries or Multi Agency Panels

Don't know what the next step might be for a child? Attend your local IF - click here for dates. 

There is one standard Referral Form for all referrals, including for Inclusion Forum discussions

This is the Standard Risk Assessment that schools will be asked to complete as part of the transition for students moving to Tier 4 - Programme Management

Extract from SENCOP

Social, emotional and mental health difficulties

6.32 Children and young people may experience a wide range of social and emotional difficulties which manifest themselves in many ways. These may include becoming withdrawn or isolated, as well as displaying challenging, disruptive or disturbing behaviour. These behaviours may reflect underlying mental health difficulties such as anxiety or depression, self-harming, substance misuse, eating disorders or physical symptoms that are medically unexplained. Other children and young people may have disorders such as attention deficit disorder, attention deficit hyperactive disorder or attachment disorder.

Risk of Permanent exclusion?

Heads and Principals - speak first to your Partnership Chair before finalising any decision. Review the information on our Exclusions Page 

The Fair Access Protocol

Here is the county wide Protocol agreed by all secondary schools in Leicestershire after a review in 18-19. A further update in 2021 was agreed by Chairs of Partnerships

Our Attendance Offer

The three northern partnerships offer schools support in working with students with low levels of engagement. The link takes you to our web page


Ofsted Inspections

Are your ready to answer Ofsted Inspector's questions about the attendance and progress of pupils who are programme managed by the Partnerships? Read our advice on how we provide you with the information you need

School staff visiting PM students at APs

Ensure you have a robust record of your visits to your on roll students at APs and contribute to the SEIPS overall QA process for APS by using this check list

Ofsted Inspections

Ofsted may be interested in the arrangements you have made for students who are Programme Managed by the Partnership. Chair's schools and fund holding schools may anticipate further questions about these arrangements. The link gives detailed guidance to schools.

City address pupils in county schools

Students who are "at risk" of permanent exclusion and/or need significant additional support should access City of Leicester Services.  Details of how this works are on a separate web page.

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