About Ethos Academy Trust
Ethos Academy Trust comprises four Alternative Provision Academies and a Specialist SEMH Free school as follows:
Engage Academy (Key Stage 1 & 2) – Kirklees
Reach Academy (Key Stage 3) – Kirklees
Ethos College (Key Stage 4 plus medical provision for Key Stage 1-4) – Kirklees
Evolve Academy (Key Stage 2 & 3) – Wakefield
Elements Academy (Key Stage 2-4) Special SEMH Free School – Rotherham
Collectively, we provide wide-ranging support and educational opportunities for pupils with social, emotional and mental health (SEMH) needs and for pupils unable to attend school for medical reasons. Trust staff work in partnership with schools, parents / carers and other professionals to support and promote the educational and social inclusion of pupils.
What SEMH Support Is available in Kirklees?+
Ethos Academy Trust delivers support for children within a broad continuum of social, emotional and mental health need as well as other medical needs. Below outlines the continuum of support provided by Ethos Academy Trust (this is commissioned by Kirklees Local Authority)
How support is accessed in Kirklees+
Mainstream schools in Kirklees can refer for support when it is recognised that more targeted or specialist support is required for an individual pupil. Referrals are made through the Single Point Referral (SPR) process. The SPR Panel is held fortnightly and comprises a team of professionals (including mainstream Head Teachers and the Local Authority).
Kirklees Outreach Support in Partnership with Mainstream Schools (KS1-4)+
Staff provide bespoke time-limited packages of support in mainstream school settings within Kirklees. For more information see the link below.
Short Term Provision in Partnership with Kirklees Mainstream Schools (KS1-3)+
Time-limited turnaround placements working in partnership with schools, parents/carers and other professionals to assess and plan / deliver support for the child’s social, emotional and mental health needs . Reintegrations at the end of placement are carefully planned and resourced with support in school, as appropriate.
Assessment Provision in Kirklees (KS1-3)+
Additional needs provision for pupils with more complex needs unable to attend mainstream school (eg as an alternative to Permanent Exclusion – where the child returns to their ‘home’ school and for Children Missing from Education) to enable a thorough assessment of the pupil’s needs to inform a long term plan.
Long Term Educational Provision at Ethos College (KS4)+
Full time long term provision for Key Stage 4 Pupils is available at Ethos College.
Medical Teaching & Learning Support in Partnership with Kirklees Mainstream Schools (KS1-4)+
Kirklees Local Authority has responsibility for arranging suitable full-time education for children who, because of health and medical needs, would not receive suitable education without such provision. The provision is made through Ethos Academy Trust, delivered by Ethos College.
Current Provision: 1:1 teaching & learning support for pupils unable to attend school for medical reasons.
SEMH support available in Wakefield (Evolve Academy)+
At Evolve Academy, we provide education for pupils in KS2 and KS3 who, for whatever reason, are currently unable to attend a mainstream school.
We offer a nurturing, safe, inclusive and friendly environment where the building of trusting relationships is paramount. We have extremely high expectations and our pupils achieve good academic progress across the curriculum. We place an emphasis on improving reading, writing and maths skills through personalised and creative learning opportunities.
We have a broad, creative curriculum that enables all pupils, regardless of need, to achieve their potential and thrive in their new schools. The curriculum aims to practically support pupils in wide-ranging ways; building strong foundations for positive emotional health and wellbeing by providing opportunities to further enhance and celebrate their many skills and talents. Pupils previously disengaged from education re-engage with a new-found enthusiasm and zest for learning.
How Evolve Academy support is accessed in Wakefield+
Support from Evolve is accessed through the Wakefield Inclusion Panel. The aim of the AP pathway is to provide a 6- 12 week placement in an alternative setting in order to undertake assessment plus some intervention which is focused on the pupil’s holistic needs, followed by their return and successful reintegration into their current mainstream school.