|Engage Pathway Overview and Descriptors
Some students find it harder than others to attend school and therefore at all stages of improving attendance, schools and partners should work with students and parents to remove any barriers to attendance by building strong and trusting relationships and working together to put the right support in place. For the most vulnerable students, regular attendance is an important protective factor and the best opportunity for needs to be identified and support provided. Research has shown associations between regular absence from school and a number of extra-familial harms.
Schools can access the following package: ‘Five Day Focus: – 10 hours per week, for up to 2 hours per day (AM or PM slot).
Engage Pathway staff will work with identified students to support and improve attendance. Schools would be responsible for allocating students through a referral to Inclusion Services.
Support could include: home visits, breakfast, transport support, family support to help establish routines and expectations, coaching to help understand and overcome poor punctuality and attendance, well-being support, signposting (eg. for young carers, families with financial difficulties), daily/weekly safeguarding “eyes-on” checks, weekly progress feedback to schools and access to Raedwald Trust Safeguarding and SEND team to work alongside the school and family. Where specific learning gaps are a barrier to attendance, staff will be the conduit to the organisation of the home schools personalised catch-up curriculum.
|KEY STAGE 3 / 4
|Year 7 – Year 11
|Description of Pupil Profile
|Nature of Placement
|Five Day Focus – up to two hours of support, daily.