Education Support, Behaviour and Attendance Service (ESBAS)


Please see the latest Annual Report for Exclusions and Attendance December 2021 and accompanying exclusions and attendance data Appendix 1 - exclusions data and Appendix 2 - attendance data  

2. What ESBAS offer

ESBAS provides support in a variety of ways, including:


  • Observations by Behaviour Advisers to identify underlying needs and suggest strategies to manage the behaviours through analysis of needs
  • Whole class, Teacher or SENCO support
  • Working with teachers to develop their practice in social, emotional and mental health needs
  • 1:1 work from a Behaviour and Attendance Practitioner, including work with the young person directly, and/or modelling to an Individual Needs Assistant (INA)/Teaching Assistant
  • Small group work intervention on an identified need (e.g., friendship groups)
  • Providing support and specialist advice around setting up Nurture Provision, to meet the needs of children and young people who are struggling to access full time whole-class education
  • ELSA mentoring support


  • Reintegration support for young people that have been permanently excluded, including support during their time at College Central, and support during the first weeks at their new school
  • Reintegration support for young people who have been identified as children missing education and not on a school roll for more than 3 months.
  • Parent support sessions through 1:1 casework and group programs


  • ESBAS gathers and reviews the learner’s voice at the start of any one-to-one interventions to help identify the underlying needs communicated by the behaviours/non-attendance. 
  • Support plan meetings with schools, parent/carers and the learner are person-centered with SMART targets agreed to bring about change and positive outcomes for the learner. 
  • ESBAS will also coordinate and participate in multi-agency working as appropriate to secure better outcomes for the learner and safeguard their rights to a suitable and appropriate education. 
  • Providing support to schools around improving attendance and behaviour for Gypsy Roma Traveller children and young people
  • Undertake data analysis meetings with schools to promote early identification and timely support for learners and their families through robust tracking and monitoring processes
  • Targeted casework for individual children and young people to improve attendance
  • Whole school strategic support to improve attendance
  • Advice, guidance, and consultation to assist with early intervention
  • Special school’s attendance support
  • Attendance and Autism specialist support
  • Working jointly with other ISEND and other professionals
  • Developing bespoke packages of support
  • Attendance helpline for schools
  •  Training
  • Raising awareness of the underlying needs that lead to difficult/ dangerous and concerning behaviours
  • Increasing skills and confidence when managing difficult and dangerous behaviour
  • An understanding of the legal requirements around maintaining registers, and strategies for tackling non-attendance and persistent absence
  • Modelling meetings and how to hold difficult conversations with parent/carers to ensure consistent messages and approaches to managing regular and good attendance
  • Senior leadership support around policies and practices in relation to behaviour and attendance matters.
  • Therapeutic Thinking training and support (link to czone page)
  • Training for attendance leads and attendance officers
  • We also offer training around Attendance and Behaviour matters, courses can be tailored to support your school's specific needs; please contact the service to discuss your requirements.

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