Education Support, Behaviour and Attendance Service (ESBAS)

2. What we 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
  • Working with teachers to develop their practice in the area of 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)
  • 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
  • Parenting support through 1:1 casework and group programs
  • Working jointly with other ISEND Services to support children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) to successfully access full time education
  • 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
  • Providing support to schools around improving attendance and behaviour for Gypsy Roma Traveller children and young people

We also offer training to school staff, students and parents on:

  • 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

Read more about the courses we offer in the 2018/19 ESBAS training brochure. All courses can be tailored to better support your school's specific needs; please contact the service to discuss your requirements.

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