The Respect, Care, Honesty (RCH) programme has been devised to allow us, as an institution, to offer additional support and help to those students who need it. There will be various strands to the programme and these will be adapted in order to ensure maximum impact:
- Identification of students who need additional help (by looking at behaviour presented, attendance, ATL grades as STARS point/numbers of FWs/detentions/ seclusions/exclusions)
- 1:1 work with these students and their families, to explain why they have been identified and to encourage collaborative work in finding solutions, and to allow students to develop effective relationships with particular members of staff
- Withdrawal into alternative provision, which will take a variety of forms:
- VIY – ‘Volunteer it Yourself ‘- community projects supported by external providers and Wickes—allowing small groups of students to work on their self-esteem and deliver a community based project to showcase their skills
- Elements of The Archbishop of York Young Leaders’ award—encouraging student leadership at all levels, and on a range of initiatives
- Mental Health and resilience workshops and programmes—the mental health and wellbeing of young people is a cause of concern to many and we want to support students facing issues of this nature
- ‘Achieve’ – the Prince’s Trust programme, designed to tackle disaffection or disengagement
- 1:1 mentoring of identified students by RCH staff
- Each strand will be evaluated for impact as we find ways to work more and more effectively with the students who need our help the most.
Todmorden High School is an inclusive school. By this we mean that we want to be confident that everyone who attends are able to thrive because they get teaching designed for them which allows them to thrive.
Not every student finds school easy and some need extra help in getting it right; treating every individual in the same way would mean that we were setting some students up to fail.
As in the picture, we need to provide extra support to our more vulnerable learners so that they can get the same benefit from their education as other students.