Education Support, Behaviour and Attendance Service (ESBAS)
Please see the latest School Attendance Roles & Responsibilities with appendix 1, appendix 2 and appendix 3, Annual Attendance and Exclusions Report 2018-19 and accompanying exclusions and 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
- 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.