Student Referral Centre (S.R.C.)
The Student Referral Centre (SRC) provides a comprehensive behavior support and intervention service to all Academy students through targeted support.
The Centre has four main aims:
- To provide an alternative sanction to fixed term exclusion.
- To provide a highly disciplined environment in which students work in isolation.
- To address behavioral and emotional issues through targeted ongoing support.
- To reduce the number of fixed term exclusions and improve students behavior.
The Centre is staffed by the Intervention Manager, Student Referral Centre Manager and Behavior Support Assistant.
All students placed in isolation in the centre receive a 1:1 support and advice session during their stay. This is used to determine the level of ongoing behaviour support required. The SRC also caters for students who do not require isolation but are in need of assistance with emotional or behavioural issues. These are assessed in an initial 1:1 session to determine an ongoing programme of support.
Support takes the form of one or more of the following:
- 1:1 Support and advice sessions.
- Group support sessions.
- Mediation service between students and or staff/students.
- Mentoring programmes including peer mentoring
- Summer School for new intake year 7 students that are identified as vulnerable to the transition from primary school or whom receive FSM.
- Behaviour courses and workshops on topics that include:
- Anger management
- Self Esteem
- Positive Relationships and Sexual Health
- Positive Body Language
- Personal Grooming and Presentation
- Gun, Gang and Knife Crime
- Drugs and Alcohol Awareness
- Healthy Active Lifestyle
- Communication and Teamwork
- Breaking Free from Risk Taking Behaviour
- Life skills (via the London Fire Brigade LIFE course)
- Bereavement Support
Outside Agencies/Facilitators used:
- Youth Empowerment Services plus (YES+)
- Aidan Syers, GB Athlete - Re-Track Programme
- NHS - Alive ‘N’ Kicking
- Aspire Inspire Mentoring (A.I.M)
- London Fire Brigade – LIFE Course
The centre works closely with the SRC at our sister academy, Harris Academy Merton, to ensure that students at both sites are able to access the most appropriate form of support and intervention.
Within the Academy the centre works with the PHSE department to ensure that students across all year groups receive appropriate and effective workshops on areas related to the topics of gang, gun and knife crime; drugs and alcohol awareness and positive relationships/sexual health.