St James Interventions Provision 2020


 Monitoring report cards

HOY increases contact time/accountability of students. This can be done positively or negatively.

Dog walking

Dog walking which gives opportunity to spend time with the school’s dog ‘Poppy’. This will be done on a weekly basis and will involve coming out of lesson time or unstructured time to walk the dog and talk to a member of staff about anything that is worrying them.  

Kooth Engagement

A member of staff meets the student to introduce them to and log them on to ‘Kooth’ online counselling support. This can then be accessed at home.

Set change

To improve engagements, change social dynamics and give and fresh start.

Learning Walks With HOY

To show students examples of engagement and good behaviour across the school

YMCA Mental Health Drop In

Friday lunchtime open drop in for hot chocolate, relaxed conversation and collective advice for positive mental health.

Access to Sensory room

Ability for students to use their reflection pass to go to the sensory room.

Reasonable Adjustments (SEND +Welfare)

Adaptations to Reset based upon specific needs

MyPlans, Individual Support Plans (ISP) and/or Pastoral Support Plans (PSP)

Carefully monitored plans to target specific needs.

Anger management (Internal Mentoring)

Mentoring using some CBT style principles to help students to manage their emotions and anger. It will run weekly for around 6 weeks.

Behaviour support (Internal Mentoring)

Mentoring to support positive changes to behaviour. It will be run by an external practitioner who will seek to understand the reasons for behaviour choices and support strategies to change them. It will run weekly for around 6 weeks.

Placement CBT work with University Trainee

CBT style Mentoring. It will be done by trainee CBT workers from Exeter University. Anxiety, anger management, social anxiety, OCD, 10 weekly sessions from 3 placements. Starts after Easter.

TLG (Internal Mentoring)

Transforming Lives for Good’ Local people working with students for 1 year. Caseload of 3-6 students.

Welfare Support  (Internal Mentoring)

Mentoring to support the welfare needs of the young person. It will be run by Kirsty Duke who will seek to understand the student’s situation and support strategies to help them positively move forward. It will run weekly for around 6 weeks.

Support from the SEND team- the SENDCo (Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Coordinator), Deputy SENDCo, Teaching Assistants,

SEND students can have the additional support as part of their plans.

Access to reflection space

Student has a pass to leave lesson to go to a particular staff member or to the reflection space

Music mindfulness

Using music to develop self-esteem and encourage mentoring conversations with a trusted adult in school. It will run weekly for around 6 weeks.

Art mindfulness

Using art to develop self-esteem and encourage mentoring conversations with a trusted adult in school. It will run weekly for around 6 weeks.

 SEND Small group work or 1:1 support in, emotional literacy, Self Esteem, Other

Various support for SEND students

Additional literacy or numeracy support

Support where there is an identified barrier to learning that impacts on a child’s success.

Meeting with PCSO (Richard)

A meeting with the local PCSO. This will be for the PCSO to discuss antisocial behaviours in school, their consequences and strategies to avoid being involved in them.

Attendance Mental Health Group

6 week program to support mental health and school attendance.

Force (Cancer Support)

Support for students whose family or friends have cancer.


Improving their grades, their confidence and their independence. 

Alternative curriculum provision

Curriculum offer is changed based upon discussion with EH and MZB. This is to support engagement.

Reduced timetable

Timetables changed internally or shorter days with Annex R. This is done in discussion with the senior leadership team.

Referral to an Educational Psychologist

EP referrals enable us to see whether there is any underlying need that needs to be met in order for a student to be successful.

Managed Moves

 A chance for a fresh start at another school. In line with locally agreed protocols and overseen by the Local Authority’s Inclusion Officer.

External 1 to 1 Mentoring

Specialist mentoring and work out of school. This lasts for 2 hours at a time and reports are written.

Early Help

Enables families and professions to work together to assess areas of need and to access external support.

Referral to school Nurse

Students who need support with health issues

The Bridge

6 week placement at the St Lukes or Cranbrook Hub for therapeutic work. This is followed by transitioning into another school or back to the original one.


Short term placement school that supports with anxiety, catch-up, behaviour intervention and re- engagement.

Meeting with the Inclusion Officer

Meeting with the family and the inclusion officer to discuss how a behaviours could be improved.