Welcome to Specialist Support for Vulnerable Groups. The following services are available and for more information please email individual contact details below:
The Behaviour Support Service offers a range of advice, practical support and training to all maintained and non-maintained schools and academies in all phases in relation to behaviour.
The service uses a flexible approach, working in partnership with school leaders, teachers, support staff, parents and families to increase school capacity and to manage learning and behaviour effectively.
The service has worked with South Gloucestershire schools and families to support vulnerable children for the last 15 years. It has a proven track record and evidence of impact of behaviour interventions with children and young people leading to a reduced need for exclusions and improved Ofsted outcomes for behaviour and safety.
EMTAS is comprised of a team of teachers with a wide range of expertise in supporting schools to meet the needs of Black and Ethnic Minority (BME) pupils; including those with EAL, Gypsy, Roma and Traveller (GRT) pupils, asylum seekers and refugees.
EMTAS works in partnership with schools and settings, other Services / Agencies and families to celebrate diversity, raise awareness of needs and support the access, inclusion and attainment of BME, EAL and GRT children and young people.
The range of support available covers whole school support, pupil level case work, welfare and inclusion support, training and a help-desk.
Please visit our EMTAS for Success website for more information about this service;
The Inclusion Support Service is comprised of a team of teachers with considerable knowledge of SEN and disabilities. All members are skilled and experienced classroom practitioners, who have SEN leadership and management experience and so able to work strategically with schools. The Service offers a range of specialist advice, support and training to all maintained and non-maintained schools and academies in all phases in relation to SEN and disabilities.
The services uses a flexible approach working alongside school leaders, SENCOs, teaching and support staff to promote the inclusion and achievement of pupils with SEN and disabilities.
Some support is centrally commissioned and provided to schools at no charge while other services are provided on a traded basis.
Eryl Daniels, Vulnerable Group Team LeaderTraded ServicesDepartment for Children, Adults & Health