Victim of bullying:
- Long-term non-attendance
- School phobia
The young person is causing concerns within their social life outside of school, struggles to leave the house, or contacts friends less frequently etc.
Mental health concerns:
- Historic or present work with CAMHS
- Low mood for extended periods of time
- Disengaged and lacks motivation
The young person has adopted harmful coping strategies for dealing with times of difficulty, including different categories of self-harm.
‘Acting out’ behaviours resulting from:
- Traumatic experiences
- Adverse childhood experiences
- Abuse of any kind
- Past or present adverse experiences
The young person has evidence/documentation to support a referral, including the reflection and views of challenges and situations the young person has/is experiencing.
All young people admitted to The Pendlebury Centre undertake a range of assessments and will be observed by professionals with a high level of expertise in SEMH (social emotional and mental health wellbeing) with referrals to CAMHS and other agencies being pursued when appropriate. Strong weekly communication between mainstream schools, parents and The Pendlebury Centre are encouraged. Parents can email, telephone or visit the Centre at any time to discuss the challenges their child may be experiencing.
To facilitate a speedy return to mainstream education, students are kept on the roll of their mainstream school and, under the arrangement made under the Education Act 2016, will usually be dual registered. All students at Key Stage 3 attend their mainstream school for at least one session each week.
“Pupils’ behaviour is exemplary. Students and staff treat each other with mutual respect and kindness… Pupils are confident that their school is a place of safety. They feel accepted and valued.” (Ofsted June 2023)