Outreach

Olive AP Academy – Suffolk (Central) provides an outreach service offering support packages to mainstream schools. Our outreach team supports those children and young people mainstream schools are most worried about – those who may be at risk of permanent exclusion.

Our outreach team has extensive experience of helping schools effectively implement strategies to prevent permanent exclusions; helping teachers and support staff to develop inclusive practice in the mainstream classroom.

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Our new 2018/19 Olive Academies KS2 Outreach Project aims to work with schools, families and other professionals in the Bury area – supporting 25 pupils most at risk from exclusion to successfully remain in their home school.

The project is modelled on a short-term scheme run by Olive Academies in Suffolk in 2016. During this time we worked with 32 pupils who on referral were at risk of permanent exclusion and awaiting a place in alternative provision (AP). Prior to our intervention project these pupils were involved in 63 incidences of fixed term exclusions (FEX). During our support there were only 7 FEXs – a 76.3% reduction. Except for 3 pupils, attendance at OA supported sessions was over 90%. Of the 32 pupils we worked with:
– 17 transitioned at the end of the support into AP
– 12 remained in their setting
– 2 were supported in successful managed moves
– 3 moved out of the county
– 1 was electively home educated.

If you are interested in getting your school involved with our new KS2 project in 2018, or if you would like to refer a KS2 pupil for support, please contact the project lead Adam Tedesco at adam.tedesco@oliveacademies.org.uk or call our academy office on 01449 613931.

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Read the recent local media coverage about our Suffolk outreach service : “DfE grant is ‘great news for the children of Suffolk'”