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Specialist & Therapeutic Support Partners

The Consortium Multi Academy Trust has identified that some children within our schools would benefit from therapy or specialist additional support and have engaged a number of support partners to offer support to the schools, children and their families with the help they need. Whilst the Trust has commissioned therapy and specialist additional support, referrals will be planned by the Academy Head in conjunction with the child's family.  It should be recognised that intervention will be intense.

Our CYP Mental Health & Wellbeing Champion

The Consortium Multi Academy Trust is proud to be a mental health and wellbeing champion for our pupils and has established its own Pupil Mental Health Forum which includes three registered SENDCo Qualified Teachers within the Trust, as well as our Head of Service for Curriculum Innovation, Sam Cutler. 

The Trust's overarching SENDCo, Kathy Brooke is now registered as a Wellbeing Champion with the Link Project, through the Point 1 organisation, set up to help us improve the mental health of children and young people in Norfolk and Waveney.  

If you have any concerns regarding the mental health and wellbeing of a pupil at one of our academy schools, please contact Kathy Brooke on:  http://sendco@consortiumacademy.org

The link to Point 1 can be found here:  https://point-1.org.uk/

Alpha Inclusion is the Social Element of the organisation; providing cost effective and flexible services to families,  schools and public service and charitable organisations.

With a solution-focused approach and a belief that all children and adults should be given a chance to reach their potential, Alpha Inclusion works with the person, their support and the environment.

Specialising in Autism and Social Communication Difficulties, Alpha Inclusion supports professionals and parents; enabling them to improve communication and education for children and young people.

Alpha Inclusion provides a service that enables each family to retain its identity whilst feeling comfortable in the community and environment they live in.

Having a child with a special educational need can be amazing. It can also at times be tiring and frustrating. Alpha Inclusion offers a number of ways to support the young person, their family and their friends.

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"The behaviour of one child in our school was so bad it was affecting the moral, focus and standards of the whole school. It affected everyone to such an extent that I was seriously considering giving up teaching for good. Then Gemstones were employed to resolve the issues. As the problems were resolved I rediscovered my passion for teaching and now enjoy it more than ever." - Teacher

It isn't just the individual children we help! By resolving their behavioural issues we help parents, teachers, as well as all of the pupils in the school. Raising Standards and expectations at the same time as reducing precious time and the associated costs.

By resolving a child's problems as part of their development process prevents potential costs being incurred to the wider community if left unchecked. 

Gemstones provide both short term and longer term solutions to cover all requirements.

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BellsCroft offers a range of training programmes designed to support staff within education, who may encounter a range of behaviours within their everyday environment.  This may vary from low level disruption through to serious incidents.  The focus of the programme is on early interventions.

In order to prevent the use of restrictive interventions our programmes focus on de-escalation, reporting, recording and planning.  Through this process, BellsCroft seek to identify individualised strategies to support leadership/management teams to develop audit trails to evidence best practise, consistency and clear communication within their school.

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Home-Start is one of the leading family support charities in the UK through a team of volunteers who help families with young children deal with the challenges they face. We support parents as they learn to cope, improve their confidence and build better lives for their children.

Families struggling with post-natal depression, isolation, physical health problems, bereavement and many other issues receive the support of a volunteer who will spend around two hours a week in a family’s home supporting them in the ways they need.

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