Referrals & Admission

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Referrals & Admission

Referrals to Raedwald Trust can be made in two ways:

Support through Outreach Services 

(These are bespoke packages of support commissioned directly by mainstream schools)

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How to make a referral

1. Mainstream schools can complete an Outreach Services Referral form located here.

2. Complete and submit a pupil risk assessment using this template.

3.  Return the form to referrals@raedwaldtrust.org.

Admissions and Placement

1. The Raedwald Trust Admissions Team meet weekly to discuss Outreach referrals via RT Traded Services.

2. A member of the Outreach team will contact you to discuss your referral to understand specifically how we can help.

3.  If agreed, the Outreach team will establish a clear timetable of support for a set period of time.

Additional Information

  • Referrals are accepted and support can begin at any point throughout the academic year.
  • Pupils do not need an EHCP to access support.
  • Pupils will remain single roll with their mainstream school.
  • Documents to be reviewed/completed:

Charging Policy to Schools and Academies

Home School Information At Point Of Referral

Placement on a Pathway 

(These are places commissioned by Suffolk County Council)

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How to make a referral

1.  Mainstream schools can complete an inclusion service referral form requesting a placement in an alternate provision.  This form can be found here.

2.  Return the form to: InclusionService.Referrals@suffolk.gov.uk

Admissions and Placement 

1. Suffolk County Council Alternative Provision Panel (APP) meet every week to discuss referrals.  If the panel feel the request for support is appropriate, the referral is passed on to the Raedwald Trust Admissions team for compatibility assessment.

2.  The Raedwald Trust Admissions Team meet weekly to discuss APP referrals to determine if support is appropriate.  If both panels are in agreement, a pathway place is allocated.

3.  If agreed for placement, an on-roll date and site location will be suggested to APP by the Raedwald Trust (RT); this will then be communicated to mainstream schools by the Inclusion Team.

Additional Information

  • Referrals are accepted and placements can begin at any point throughout the academic year.
  • Pupils do not need an EHCP to access support.
  • Pupils requiring specialist and long-term support are discussed by Suffolk County Council on a separate Specialist Education Panel (SEP) and would not necessarily be put forward for PRU placement via the APP.
  • Prior to placement starting, schools must complete and submit the home school information sheet directly to their identified key contact at the allocated RT setting.  The information on this form enables RT teams to plan provision for CYP; on-site start dates will not be agreed until all required information is received from mainstream schools.  **Former on-roll school will be contacted in the case of PEX pupils.**