THERAPY & WELFARE

Therapeutic Support

Strategic and direct therapeutic support within the school is led by Alyce McCourt (Clinical Lead and Regional Head of Children’s Clinical Services) and is delivered by a multi-disciplinary team of clinicians whom our education staff work closely with. The school is supported from a range of disciplines including: Psychotherapy, Psychology, Speech and Language Therapy and Occupational Therapy. The team are able to undertake a full range of specialist assessments and, if indicated through the EHCP or clinical plans, offer therapeutic and psychological interventions to individuals and groups of young people.

Offering highly specialised screening, assessment, consultation, reflective practice supervision and bespoke training, the embedded clinical team work directly with the education team to develop a shared understanding of the young person’s presenting needs and difficulties which may act as barriers to their personal and educational development as well as identify areas of strength which can support them to achieve, enjoy and fulfil their aims and wishes. The clinical team support the education team in developing a pupil centred curriculum which proactively promotes the young people’s emotional, social and mental health. We aim to deliver the highest quality provision which maximises each person’s quality of life and personal achievements. Our evidence informed models are based on best practice guidance and are governed through the Outcomes First Group Governance Framework. As well as classroom-based interventions, the clinical team offer direct therapeutic work within the school’s designated therapy suite. This offers the children and young people a safe and private protected space within which to engage with a therapist.

Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP)

All pupils have now been transferred onto an EHCP by their Local Authority, Statements of Special Needs Education no longer exist.

The EHCP is shared with all members of staff who work with the pupil. The EHCP will be reviewed at least annually, usually during the annual review process: this is to ensure that the education provided supports the specific needs of the individual. The Headteacher is responsible for ensuring that all staff are aware of the contents within the Education, Health and Care Plan.

Provision for pupils with an EHCP

In order for a pupil with an EHCP to reach their full potential they must have their individual education and other needs recognised and supported.

Jubilee School is a specialist school for pupils with Social, Emotional and Mental Health related issues who are supported by professional staff with a wide range of experience and expertise in Social Emotional and Mental Health related issues and associated conditions.