Residential Education Manager and Behaviour Lead
Jason Towells is the Residential Education Manager of Fosse Way House, and he also works within Fosse Way School and oversees our in-house behaviour support that we provide for any student in the school who may need additional support with their learning.
The behaviour support team can offer a range of interventions that are tailored to support each student. Class tutors can request support at any time if required and details of the sessions are recorded throughout. These can come in the form of 1:1 work, group work or supporting class teams to implement new strategies.
As well as being the Residential Education Manager (Level 5 Diploma in Residential Childcare), Jason Towells is also a PROACT SCIPr UK trainer within the school (one of three qualified accredited trainers). His role within the behaviour support team is to analyse class behaviour log books to see where students are finding things difficult, exhibited through lower levels of behaviour as well as overseeing any serious incidents or physical interventions that may take place across the whole school. From this data Jason is able to identify behaviour patterns and trends and communicate this to Assistant Principals where necessary as well as ensuring additional support is in place where required. He also trains all staff in PROACT SCIPr UK, a philosophy which focusses on positive behaviour support and a proactive way of supporting students, included in this is the safe teaching of the physical interventions that staff use as a last resort within the school. Jason also observes students in class and regularly meets with class teams to look at specific behaviour support plans. Again, where necessary Jason can provide a 6-8 week intervention where he supports the student/staff in implementing strategies to support learning and accessing the curriculum.
Access to Learning Tutor
Mark Chandler is our Access To Learning Tutor for this area, Mark has an MSc in Applied Behaviour Analysis, is a Thrive Licenced Practitioner and a Theraplay Level 1 Informed Practitioner, he provides a wide range of interventions, these include:
ABA strategies/ interventions
Developing and mentoring staff-organisation and grouping of children
Parent incarcerated work
PEX student home work
Play skill development
Positive role model
School refusal work
Thrive assessment and action plans
Interventions can focus on one area or may be a combination of things to assist the student with their learning and understanding. Generally interventions will last 6-8 weeks and Mark will provide written feedback on each session, with a report at the end. If a student requires additional support after this time then work can still continue. This will be determined by the students tutor and the progress Mark feels they are making.
Specialist Autism Support Service Lead
Rebecca Tranter provides one day per week support for the team, Becca is the lead for the SASS (Specialist Autism Support Service) service in BANES, alongside the Lead Trainer and Strategic Partner for the Autism Education Trust South West Schools Programme. Becca is also a Specialist Leader of Education for SEND. If required Becca will assist tutors and class teams in setting up strategies within the classroom for any student with a diagnosis of Autism to help support their learning. Again, Becca will support for 6-8 weeks where she will provide support and feedback to the class team when implementing these strategies.