Supporting students back at school Supporting students back at school Skills for teachers Systems for schools Motivation for students Possibilities for success Basic skills Content knowledge The Achievement Gap School year Changing paradigms Your current practice/ideas Dubbo Mentoring Program (proposal) - Marc Foley Non-violent crisis intervention Mentor Program Proposal The Idea ❐ Support the program of the Dubbo Suspension Centre. ❐ Effectively enhance the transition of students back to school from the Centre. ❐ Use identified strategies to help students make more appropriate behavioural choices and assist the students to implement these strategies through regular and ongoing support. ❐ Enable development of effective relationships via focusing on students needs. The Plan Program to be coordinated by the Head Teacher Dubbo Suspension Centre. Establish a mentoring team consisting of a staff member from each school that accesses the Centre. Mentors will receive release time. Students will be monitored for approximately 1 term upon returning. Role of the Mentor Provide support to students at risk of suspension by initiating and coordinating individual or small group programs. Provide support to students returning from suspension, coordinating programs, monitoring behavioural check lists, debriefing and liaising with parents. Participate in meetings (including resolution). Role of the Mentor Participate in Learning Support Team and Welfare Team meetings to assist in the coordination of support to students returning from suspension or at risk of suspension. Regularly liaising with the Head Teacher Suspension Centre. Participate in relevant Professional Learning activities. Maintain documentation of work within the school. Documentation for Mentors Student Profile School Evaluation Survey Student Evaluation Survey Documentation Log Funding of Program Mentors will accumulate time assisting students that will be documented in the Mentor Log. Mentors will receive release to compensate for time that was dedicated to mentoring students. This time will be negotiated between the Head Teacher Suspension Centre, Mentor and School Principal and be funded by Dubbo Suspension Centre. Crisis review Reviewing a Crisis Intervention What preventative measures are in place that are 1. Prevention specific to this situational challenge? What preventative How measures are in place are do staff respond at earlierthat levels of 2. Response crisis? challenge? specific to this situational Is there an understanding how, where and when the How do staff respond at earlier levels ofofcrisis? challenging behaviour is taking place? 3. Assessment 4. 5. Have patterns of behaviour been identified? Is there an understanding of how,possible where and when Do staff rehearse responses to an Rehearsal individual is who is beginning to lose control? the challenging behaviour taking place? How often? Do staff rehearse possible responses to an individual Have patterns of behaviour been identified? the frequency of rehearsals balanced with is beginning to loseIscontrol? Preparedness the frequency of episodes? who How Is theoften? frequency of What rehearsals balanced with the verbal intervention strategies are 6. Verbal frequency of episodes? being used during interventions? What verbal intervention strategies are being used Are all the above strategies developed for 7. Specificity specific individuals and situations? during interventions? Are all the above strategies developed for specific What procedures are in place for postvention? 8. Postvention individuals and situations? For staff? For individuals? What procedures are in place for postvention?