WSA Targeted Support

Key question: How does the school ensure timely and effective identification of students who would benefit from targeted support and ensure appropriate referral to support services?

  • Graduated response
  • Staff aware of how they can raise concerns about a pupil
  • Support in school
  • Referral pathways
  • Partnership working
  • Effective communication with external services
  • Awareness of the THRIVE needs-led framework used to deliver mental health services.

Six Litmus Tests (Pooky Knightsmith)

(4) We Recognise and Support Our Most Vulnerable Learners

Learners can be vulnerable for a whole range of reasons, I invite you to think about how you can recognise and support vulnerable learners in every shape and form. Sometimes it’s the students you least expect who most need some additional support.

Litmus Test quick self-reflection tool

Prompts and Resources

About the Graduated Response in Cornwall

The THRIVE needs-led Framework

Referral Pathways

Useful resources

One Page Profiles / pupil passports

 Increased Vulnerability Hidden Harm

Managing Self Harm Guidance and Toolkit for Schools - Dr Lynette Rentoul (pdf)

Managing Eating Problems Guidance and Toolkit- Dr Lynette Rentoul (pdf)

Managing Anxiety Problems Practical Guidance for Schools - Dr Lynette Rentoul (pdf)

Promoting resilience and prosocial development in children and young people - Dr Lynette Rentoul (pdf)

Kernow Connect Action for Children