The referral process is as follows:
Referring school may speak to their Educational Psychologist and also Karen Sherwin from the AIP prior to making referral.
If the referring school fully supports the referral, they complete the referral form. This can be found on our website.
The referral is then discussed at the next Panel meeting. The Panel is made up of a group of headteachers from the south AIP and a representative from the AIP. If the pupil gets a place at Reach, a service level agreement meeting is arranged with the headteacher from the referring school, pupil and their parents/carers. The pupil is then given a start date, the referring school and parents are given a timetable with progress, exit meeting and integration dates. The pupil will attend Reach Monday-Thursday and their mainstream school on a Friday, with support from Reach staff. If a child receives an EHCP whilst at Reach, integration back to mainstream will still be tried.
If the pupil doesn’t get a place, recommendations are put in place as to what the school needs to do next.