Woodbridge Park Education Service is a multi-site alternative provider serving the London Borough of Hounslow. It operates from Early Years Foundation Stage up to Key Stage 5 and seeks to make provision for a variety of complex children and young people who are not in a position to be educated in a mainstream setting.
- The Bridge Primary Centre in Bedfont, incorporating Pathways
- The KS3 Centre in Isleworth, incorporating Gateway and the Commissioned Roll
- The CATE Centre in Brentford, incorporating Home Medical Provision, a 6th form and oversight of the West Middlesex Hospital School
- The Hospital School at West Middlesex Hospital School
- The KS4 Centre in Feltham, co-located with West Thames College
Support on offer
The service aims to support schools to:
- Maintain a low percentage of permanent and fixed term exclusions compared to the national average.
- Maintain high levels of pupils with Social, Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH) needs in mainstream schools.
- Ensure that all pupils referred are provided with support and/or placed in appropriate settings within a reasonable time frame.
Resources on offer
Woodbridge Park has developed an effective relational model to support children and young people in crisis, and where persistent, erratic and challenging behaviours are the presentation of a crisis. Woodbridge Park wants to share their resources and best practice widely in the hope that they can be tailored by individual mainstream schools to support with those children displaying challenging behaviour.
Support Package for Schools
This guide provides a steer to schools when they are in crisis with a child.
It exists to:
- Ensure that WPES effective practice is shared as widely as possible
- Provide clarity to schools on a pathway through a difficult period with a child
It is recommended that schools working hard to support and manage a child displaying regular challenging behaviour should use the Pupil Development and Learning Passport Toolkit as a way of drilling down into the triggers and causes of the behaviour. The toolkit also provides a clear, systematic process for setting SMART targets and reviewing them with parents and any supporting agencies.
This is a week to two-week long intervention programme to support a pupil to reflect deeply following a one-off dramatic incident or a period of unsettled behaviour; particularly aggression. It enables a pupil to consider the mechanics of their brain’s reaction to stimuli and supports them to take more control and responsibility of their personal response to stressors around them.
- Back-on-Track Programme to support pupil reflection following significant behaviour
- Back on track programme – staff guide
- Back on track lesson powerpoint
- Back on track programme – student guide
Restorative Practice Guidance
This flexible, adaptable staff guide is a good starting point for providing school staff with clarity and process around the management of formal restorative practice in a school setting.
- Restorative Practice Guidance – Dealing with challenging behaviour
General Reflective Resources
This range of simple resources can be adapted according to school needs to support pupils reflecting on the consequences of their action. Also, as importantly, these resources enable staff reflection on the way they handled a situation so that professional learning can occur and a situation with a child can improve.
Pupil Induction into WPES
This guide highlights to mainstream schools the inclusive and family-orientated way in which children are inducted into alternative provision at WPES so that they have a deeper understanding and can explain the process to parents and carers.
Staff Guide to Intervening with Children
This staff guide provides consistency and high expectation in a school context with respect to providing high quality, high impact intervention to children who are displaying persistent disruptive behaviour. It is an adaptable guide that can be tailored and refined for different school contexts.
This guide provides information and reassurance to parents and carers where alternative provision has become necessary.
This professional guide offers a consistent steer and expectation for Middle Leaders in terms of team leadership and their role in leading and monitoring the Quality of Education. It is a guide that can be adapted and tailored for different settings.
This professional guide offers a consistent expectation on what practice is expected from Teaching Assistants. WPES has high expectations in TAs and provides this guide for professional clarity, backed up by an annual dedicated training programme.
Student Evidence Book
An adaptable student-level workbook supporting a learner through a self-study approach to AQA unit awards. WPES has initially developed this to be used with Year 10 – Year 12 when students take up a mentoring role in our primary centre. It is the evidence workbook to be able to be accredited for a range of AQA Unit Awards. It can be adapted to any AQA programme or series of awards.
Quality of Education Tracker
WPES has developed a consistent 'Quality of Education' excel tracking toolkit to support the instant identification of strengths and areas for improvement. It can look initially like overload when using for an observation but it is aligned to Ofsted Outstanding criteria and is very simple to use. It creates instant charts and graphs to showcase performance in teaching, down to individual practice strands.
- Quality of Education Tracker Toolkit (exemplar)
Pupil Intervention Booklets and Programmes
This small selection of WPES standard intervention programmes and workbooks is available for schools to tailor and use if supportive. WPES uses these standard programmes as a starting point when trying to support a pupil to understand the background and causes of any unwanted behaviours and to support them in reacting and being more positive; making better choices when presented with pressure or unwanted stimuli. WPES has a wider range than this, so please approach WPES to ask for an intervention for a different purpose and area.
Future Building Attendance Resources
Free for schools to adapt for their settings.
As part of WPES’ ongoing mission to get our children into school at 95% or over, we are developing and about to trial a mini-curriculum/intervention programme for full use from September 2023.
Click on the links below.