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With effect from 1st September 2016

Formal Referral Process

  • Conversation with head teacher or member of SLT
  • Referral form completed by mainstream school/CAMHS/EWO etc (not parents)
  • Referral form submitted with medical evidence
  • Pupil and parents invited to meet with head teacher and/or nominated SLT member.
  • Shepwell completed the Pupil Profile paperwork
  • Headteacher will review referral and arrange a meeting with mainstream school (if required)
  • Pupil invited to attend 2 or 3 half day induction sessions 9.00am-12.00pm (baseline assessments)
  • When all data is received and Service Level Agreement returned the placement will commence for a full time two week period. Part time place will be offered in exceptional circumstances only (with suitable medical evidence – not GP letter).
  • Two week review to discuss next steps.
  • If the probation period is successful the placement will be reviewed every 6 weeks.
  • After a period of time the pupil will be reintegrated back into mainstream school if appropriate.