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22/09/20

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Anthony Evans

Colleagues - can we get a big shout out to all the school office staff out there. They are currently the unsung heroes of our schools right now. Fielding phone calls, monitoring attendance & having to work like a medical call centre. It's a tough job & they do it well. Please RT https://t.co/VFZQng2ckf

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21/09/20

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There are still a few 15-hour funded spaces left in both our morning AND our afternoon Nursery for three-year-old children. Please call the school office for more information and an application form. https://t.co/yvCBJUrUEx

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15/09/20

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Forest Hall School

Our virtual open evening is tonight! You can access our live event at 5pm and find more information on Forest Hall School via https://t.co/jAXGCkZX8f https://t.co/TJManWsOYe

13/09/20

A beautiful legacy. https://t.co/Br7QpQBdnI

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11/09/20

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Anybody like a limited edition print???? Pre-order to get yours! Email 📩 storiesbythesea.com - publication day 15th October. Hardback £8.99 https://t.co/lHuj305DGF

11/09/20

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10/09/20

Always there all day every day for anyone feeling suicidal. https://t.co/e6E6IR7rS1

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04/09/20

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Department for Education

A big thank you to teachers and other school staff for helping children get Tag in your child’s school to show your appreciation. https://t.co/bVazd5nKnJ

29/08/20

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Kelly Ashley #WordPower

Did you know that the most common sound in the English language is the schwa? This is the ‘uh’ sound in words like ‘cinema’ and ‘the.’ Interestingly, ‘schwa’ is a German word but meaning comes from a Hebrew word meaning ‘emptiness’ as if the sound isn’t there at all.

29/08/20

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Aunty Malorie Blackman

RIP Chadwick Boseman. Thank you for all the amazing films and good works. And thank you for Black Panther, which made the adult me smile and the child in me rejoice because - at last. Rest in eternal peace and power. 😔 https://t.co/aeQh4iaE7J

25/08/20

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Africa is now free of polio, international body says - the disease once paralysed thousands of children on the continent https://t.co/T6jgEu7WC5

22/08/20

Condolences to Sir Ken Robinson’s family. His work and writing on education has changed children’s experiences and teachers’ practices for the better. What a legacy to behold. https://t.co/0bvk6AWrL7

22/08/20

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Sadly this was my wedding ring & bag that was stolen. I’m sure I won’t see them again, but I’d really like it if he didn’t have the opportunity to steal yours. Please have a good look at the picture & if you recognise him call 101 ref 6195/21aug Dx https://t.co/esifysCOTM

21/08/20

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Kelly Clark

Got to be my top story of this year. Having interviewed 29 students about their results, this young man stopped me in my tracks. A real inspiration to talk to https://t.co/l8B19VsO3U

21/08/20

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You must have him back to give an inspirational talk to students. He could make anyone see that anything is possible

20/08/20

Congratulations to all students for their hard work.

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20/08/20

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Forest Hall School

“Although they have not been able to physically be in school since March, we want to take this time to celebrate their achievements. As they open their results, they should be really proud of themselves. I am proud of them all.” https://t.co/aQXXZVadJs https://t.co/aBO3LBr0qz

18/08/20

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Are there any geniuses on here please? I've got some extremely sentimental messages on my phone which has died after me dropping it. Put sim in new phone but what's app is completely empty 💔😢 Pls retweet incase you know someone with answers 🙏 Thank you x

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17/08/20

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Department for Education

“We now believe it is better to offer young people and parents certainty by moving to teacher assessed grades for both A and AS level and GCSE results.” Education Secretary After an extraordinarily difficult year for students, this news will provide certainty. https://t.co/s7Dqu20ott

15/08/20

Captain Tom and all those who fought to give us and our children a better future- we salute you. https://t.co/ozTxeK6HnI

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The next Admissions Panel will be via Teams on Tuesday 29th September 2020 between 9am and 11am. If you are a primary school in Uttlesford and would like to request support for one of your pupils, please read the information on our website and complete a Request for Support Form. Please ensure you send the form securely, to solomonidesm@bmatrust.org.uk by 3pm on Tuesday 22nd September 2020 in order to be included in the panel. 

Phoenix is an enhanced provision for primary aged children with social, emotional and mental health needs in Uttlesford, who are at risk of exclusion. Phoenix is based at Magna Carta Primary Academy in Stansted Mountfitchet. 

Definitions:

Home school

The school requesting support for a pupil.

SEMH needs

Social, emotional and mental health needs.

Parents

Included parents and/or carers with parental responsibility

 

Intended Outcomes

For the pupil:

 

·         to understand the impact of their own behaviour on others;

·         to have strategies to self-regulate their behaviour;

·         to raise their self-esteem and self-confidence;

·         to increase their ability to voice their feelings and emotions;

·         to be emotionally ready to access learning which would in turn improve academic outcomes;

·         to improve their attendance (where this has been an issue);

·         to successfully reintegrate  back to their home school.

 

For the school requesting support:

 

·    to have strategies to implement positive change for the pupil; to have sustainable strategies for implementing positive change for other pupils at the school and therefore reduce the need for further referrals to Phoenix;

·    to successfully reintegrate the pupil back to their school.

 

For Essex to reduce the exclusion rates.

 

Admissions Criteria

Phoenix is expected to support up to 5 pupils.

 

In all instances:

 

·     the school requesting support must demonstrate they have engaged with appropriate external agencies and given recommended strategies adequate time to have an impact;

·    the school requesting support must demonstrate through One Planning and Assess, Plan, Do, Review cycles that they have exhausted strategies and resources at their disposal;

·    the pupil has social, emotional and mental health (SEMH) needs which are not currently being met. SEMH is the primary need. If a child has additional needs or an assessment of other needs has begun or is recommended, a placement will not be offered until it is clear that SEMH is the primary need.

 

In some instances pupils may have an EHC plan where SEMH is identified as the main category of need and whose needs cannot be currently met in mainstream primary school.

 

Admissions Panel

The admissions panel considers requests for support. It is made up of representatives from Essex local authority as well as headteachers from schools in Uttlesford. The panel will meet once per term to consider requests from home schools. Requests must be made in writing using the Request for Support form and be accompanied by supporting evidence, no later than two weeks before the panel meeting. Requests will be acknowledged and confirmation given of the date of the next panel meeting. Headteachers of schools requesting support are expected to attend the panel meeting and may attend with one other appropriate member of staff, e.g., the SENCO.

Expectations of Stakeholders

Once the admissions panel has accepted a request for support, Phoenix will gather information from the pupil, parents, the home school and any other agencies which are involved, in order to fully assess the pupil’s needs.

 

 

 During the placement, Phoenix will:

 

·         provide a Magna Carta uniform to the pupil;

·         provide regular feedback to parents;

·         provide regular feedback to the home school;

·         offer sustainable strategies to the home school in order to aid a successful         reintegration;

·         focus primarily on the pupil’s SEMH needs;

·         not undertake statutory assessment for any pupil.

 

 

 Parents will:

 

·    ensure their child attends daily and is on time for arrival and departure as agreed. The agreed timings may fall outside Phoenix’s opening hours which are 9:30am until 2:30pm;

·    be supportive of the strategies Phoenix uses in meeting their child’s SEMH needs;

·    put in place at home, recommendations given by Phoenix in meeting their child’s SEMH needs.

 

 

The home school will:

 

·    ensure transport is arranged if needed;

·    actively communicate with Phoenix during before, during and following the placement for an agreed period of time;

·    be willing to adopt successful strategies and make changes to practice where such changes are reasonable;

·    designate a member of staff to support with reintegration back into the home school;

·    be responsible for undertaking statutory assessments where applicable;

·    be responsible for attending meetings and completing reports for pupils who are on a Child Protection or Child in Need plan;

 


Safeguarding:

The home school will be responsible for any safeguarding issues which arise  

when the pupil is at Phoenix. In such situations, Phoenix will contact the home

school’s designated safeguarding lead to pass on concerns. This will always be

done as a matter of urgency.


 

Service Delivery

 

Phoenix will:

 

·    increase the pupil’s emotional literacy, allowing them to be more self-aware and providing them with strategies and techniques to self-regulate;

·    offer placements (up to two terms) for pupils at risk of exclusion from Uttlesford primary schools and to reintegrate them back into the home school, providing ongoing support where necessary. Any placements potentially longer than two terms are referred to the admissions panel for consideration;

·    provide a fully inclusive model which enables the pupil to be educated alongside the main body of the school (when they are ready and as part of the transition process), as well as benefit from more specialist provision;

·    work with other primary schools in Uttlesford to build capacity of their staff for support and inclusion of pupils with SEMH needs through the delivery of training and focused outreach models;

·    support and contribute to the development of an evidence and research-based source of expertise in relation to behaviour and emotional difficulties in terms of effective teaching approaches and management;

·    work collaboratively with a range of local voluntary and statutory agencies, to deliver effective support strategies for families of pupils with SEMH needs;

·    ensure that there are sufficient numbers of appropriately qualified and experienced staff to meet the needs of pupils with SEMH needs at all times;

·    ensure that all volunteers and staff are appropriately recruited and checked in accordance with Working Together to Safeguard Children 2018 and the Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006.

 

Funding

Essex local authority pay Magna Carta Primary Academy the cost of staffing the provision. If parents are unable to arrange for their child to travel to and from Phoenix, the home school takes responsibility for travel costs.

 

If a pupil has an EHC plan with funding, the home school is not invoiced for a proportion of this; instead, it is expected that a member of staff from the home school will be available to attend sessions at Phoenix as and when appropriate during the pupil’s placement.

 

Home schools are not charged when their pupils are placed at Phoenix, with the following exceptions:

·    a proportion of the funding for free school meals including universal infant free school meals (where applicable);

·    a proportion of the pupil premium (where applicable).

 

Requests for Support

Requests for support are from Uttlesford mainstream primary schools. Phoenix is based at a new and growing school. Requests for support can only be made for pupils in year groups currently attending the main school (see the table below):

Academic year

Year groups

2019/20

Reception to Year 3

2020/21

Reception to Year 4

2021/22

Reception to Year 5

2022/23

Reception to Year 6

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