Reimagining Alternative Provision in Suffolk

We are writing to notify you of changes to the Pathways offered by Raedwald Trust from September 2022.

*New* Pathways available at Key Stage 4:

Key Stage 4 Springboard Pathway

Purpose: A short intervention to support pupils who are struggling to attend their mainstream school due to anxiety/mental health factors.  Professionals will be in agreement that mainstream education is the desired outcome of placement in PRU.  (Pupil must have on-roll mainstream school).

Pupil will attend a Raedwald Trust setting for a 19 week placement.

For weeks 1 — 12 pupil attends Raedwald Trust 3 days per week and their mainstream school for 2 days per week.

For weeks 13—19 pupil attends Raedwald Trust 2 days per week and their mainstream school for 3 days per week. 

During mainstream days, the pupil will attend their mainstream setting for increasing amounts of time over the 19 week period.

Outreach session will be delivered in mainstream setting for 1 hour a week.

Supports personal, social and emotional development.

EHCP not required for referral

Key Stage 4 Medical Pathway

Purpose: To support mainstream setting to identify underlying SEND needs that may support onward referrals for additional input.  This is a co-constructed programme with mainstream school that is targeted to address the significant barriers a pupil with medical needs faces to accessing a mainstream school offer.

Referral evidence from an appropriate medical professional is required.

Pupils with the following needs can be referred:

  • those with medical / mental health needs as a primary need who are or will be absent from school for more than 15 working days (consecutive or cumulative absence due to the same illness)
  • pupils who have complex other needs but also have a secondary medical health need which is diagnosed as temporary and treatable
  • pupils who are re-integrating into school after a period of illness or injury
  • pupils who are frequently absent from school for short periods of time due to the nature of their chronic illness or following a course of treatment

Pupils will continue to access the curriculum through their mainstream school via the use of technology (ie. AV1 Robot).  The mainstream school will be supported to join Medical Needs in School (MNiS) programme offered through the Ipswich Hospital School.   

Pupil must have a mainstream school and will attend Raedwald in line with clinician advice.

IHCP is required for referral. 

Key Stage 3 & 4 The Alternative To Exclusion (TATE) Pathway

Purpose: To support pupils, on an interim basis, through transition points to reduce risk of Permanent Exclusion or support transition into a new mainstream school.

Pupil will access support for 6-12 weeks (dependent on individual pupil)

This pathway is for:

a) A pupil who will require targeted support to integrate into their new mainstream school following a Permanent Exclusion (and who has a new mainstream school roll). 

b) A pupil who would benefit from support through the Managed Move process and/or those who are new into area or previously EHE. 

c) A pupil who will require targeted support through their transition into Year 7 from primary school.

Pupil must have a mainstream school roll.

EHCP not required for referral

*Changes* Pathway available at Key Stage 4

Key Stage 4 Focused Pathway

Please be advised that the on-site placement days for this pathway are changing.

From September 2022, pupils will attend their Raedwald Trust site for up to 4 days each week and will access learning through their on-roll mainstream school for up to 1 day each week. 

Your allocated Raedwald Trust school will liaise with you about which day will be supported by the mainstream school.

The placement length will be from 1 to 3 terms.  The length of the programme will depend on the individual circumstances of the pupil and will be negotiated as part of admission and regularly reviewed.

Outreach support will be offered on mainstream days (if appropriate).

The pathway supports personal, social and emotional development alongside behaviour concerns.

EHCP not required for referral

*No Change* Pathway available at Key Stage 3

Key Stage 3 Building Pathway

Purpose: To support pupil to succeed in their current mainstream school placement (pupils must have an on-roll mainstream school).

Pupil will attend a Raedwald Trust setting for a 19 week placement.

  • Weeks 1-15 : 4 days per week at Raedwald, 1 day in mainstream
  • Weeks 16 and 17 : 3 days per week at Raedwald, 2 days in mainstream
  • Weeks 18 and 19 : 2 days per week at Raedwald, 3 days in mainstream

During mainstream days, the pupil will attend at least 2 hours a day, increasing time in school (if applicable) over 19 weeks.

Outreach session will be delivered in mainstream setting for 1 hour a week

Supports personal, social and    emotional development alongside      behaviour concerns

This is a more intense intervention for pupils who likely will successfully reintegrate fulltime to mainstream.

EHCP not required for referral. If you have any queries regarding these pathway alterations, please do not hesitate to contact us at ceo@raedwaldtrust.org.