Student placement with our Service is as a result of a permanent exclusion, an agreed managed move or through a dual register arrangement with a local school. We also admit young people who are new to the area who are referred via the In Year Fair Access Panel from the local authority. We work pro-actively with our students to assist their return to mainstream provision.
Educational Diversity takes the lead in a Behaviour Partnership with Blackpool high schools to take a collective responsibility for young people within our town and to reduce the number of students who are at risk of exclusion. The Partnership meets once a month, chaired by the Deputy Headteacher for Educational Diversity. During these meetings, colleagues work collaboratively to manage the needs of individual students, which may in agreement with parents /carers, result in a managed move for a young person to another school or a placement within the Pupil Referral Unit. The Partnership also provides opportunity to share good practice and develop joint working across the town.