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Behaviour Support Team

What can the team offer?

The Behaviour Support Team is a team of Special Educational Needs Advisory Teachers with specialist knowledge of social, emotional and behavioural difficulties.

[Video] Parents interview the Behaviour Support Team Manager

Pupil support

To support pupils we offer:

  • Consultation with school staff
  • Consultation with parents
  • Assessment to identify needs and strategies
  • Advice on interventions and  behaviour plans
  • Tracker tool established to monitor behaviour and impact of interventions on a weekly basis.
  • Individual and small group activities eg Anger Management/Self Esteem
  • One to one support for children at risk of permanent exclusion from the Preventing Primary Exclusions (PPE) Team
  • Transition support

School support

To support schools we offer:

  • Bespoke training to meet individual school need
  • Advice on classroom organisation / management
  • Re-integration advice and support
  • Behaviour audits - whole school/departments
  • Writing/reviewing Behaviour policies
  • Support to complete Anti-Bullying Charter Mark
  • Small group/whole class activities to support Anti-Bullying Week
  • Training

Our range of training activities includes

  • Nurturing School
  • Positive Behaviour Management
  • Social Skills
  • Non-Violent Crisis Intervention (NVCI)
  • Effective Communication
  • Anger Management
  • Training for Lunchtime Supervisors
  • Self Esteem
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD): Strategies for the classroom and playground

Preventing Primary Exclusions (PPE) Team

The Preventing Primary Exclusions Team (PPE Team) comprises six specialist practitioners who work within the school setting with children identified as displaying varied aspects of social, emotional and behavioural  difficulties which puts them at risk of exclusion.

The PPE Team works closely with school staff, parents, Behaviour Support Teachers and Educational Psychologists.

Our main role

  • One to one support for the identified child
  • Sharing child-centered strategies with school staff
  • Liaison  with parents/carers on daily progress
  • Liaison with other  professionals
  • Implement and contribute to assessment, daily monitoring and review
  • Monitor and review progress using the Behaviour Tracker programme for the child
  • Maintain Non-Violent Crisis Intervention (NVCI) certificate

We also provide group work in the areas of:

  • Anger Management
  • Social Skills
  • Circle of Friends
  • Circle Time
  • Self Esteem

Training

The PPE Team contributes to the delivery of:

  • Non Violent Crisis Intervention
  • Nurture Groups
  • Behaviour Management
  • Anti-bullying Programmes

The principal aim of the PPE Team is to provide positive, nurturing and consistent support for children.

Contact details

You can contact the team at Connor Education Centre, Connor Road, West Bromwich, B71 3DJ or by telephone on 0121 569 2777.

Alternatively you can email at inclusion_support@sandwell.gov.uk