At Prospect School we ensure our students have the opportunity to receive rewards for their positive behaviour and learning. Ever lesson the students have the chance to gain up to 4 points. The points are given for individual targets set by the class tutor and core school values. Each week these points are converted to stars then in turn can be converted into Friday activities and golden tickets that can be spent in our reward shop.
We recognise that our young people face many challenges, both now and in particularly in the future, after they have left our care. We have worked hard as a community to understand how to develop and identify resilience in young people, and have a commitment to promoting this throughout our learning and activities.
Following much consultation with stakeholders, we developed our own set of Prospect Resilience PLTs (Personal Learning & Thinking Skills) which are as follows:
At Prospect School we believe that any resilient member of our community -
These Resilience PLTs are adapted in each subject of the curriculum, which states explicitly in its departmental documentation how its particular nuances can be used to support pupils in developing the above characteristics and behaviours.
At Prospect School our Pastoral Team consists of a counsellor, ELSA, Family Support Worker and Attendance Officer.
The Pastoral Team provides additional support to students and their families at an early stage in order to prevent the need for higher tier services becoming involved.
We hope that this will help our community to engage more easily with help and support from staff with whom they have positive relationships.
The Pastoral Team meets weekly to discuss what help can be offered to students or their family referred to us and a plan of support is created and offered.
The team is able to provide:
Family support e.g. parenting, help with bed-time routines, support to apply for benefits and access to further service
ELSA support individual emotional support for students
Family meetings e.g. to discuss family relationships and find solutions
Art sessions where students can explore thoughts and feelings through arts activities
Parent/carer coffee mornings – support and share time for parents/carers and family members
CAMHS (Child & Adolescent Mental Health Service) referrals
Training on ADHD, Asperger’s, Autism and attachment
Support and consultation to staff groups
1:1 support both in and out of the classroom
1:1 mentoring via our in-house referral system
At Prospect School we ensure consistency and stability within each students tutor team. We currently have 9 groups, 4 at KS3 and 5 at KS4. The boys start their day with their tutor team giving them time to settle into being at school and address any concerns they may have. Your child's tutor team will be your main point of contact with the school.