Alternative Provision Taskforce
At the start of the 2021/22 academic year, Southwark Inclusive Learning Service received funding from the DfE to set up the Alternative Provision Taskforce which is located in on both SILS 3 and SILS 4 sites.
The pilot project will run until August 2023, for 2 academic years, with a focus on improving attendance, employment and training after Year 11, reducing their involvement in serious violence, and improving mental health and well-being.
The Taskforce adopts a multiagency approach, with an intention to improve specialist skills in AP schools by enhancing the relationships between AP schools and local partnerships. The pilot project will be trialling the impact of co-locating professionals from health, education, social care, youth services and youth justice in AP schools. Co – locating in Southwark Inclusive Learning Service should make referrals to outside services quicker and provide opportunities for practitioners to build trusted relationships with Southwark Inclusive Learning Service pupils.
Taskforce team members:
Susannah Atkinson: Taskforce Project Lead
Coordinate the work of the team
Philippe Mandin/Barbara Pietryzowska: CAMHS Mental Health Therapist
Support young people to better understand and manage emotions & relationships, Mental health screening and first aid.
Jessie Forester: Speech and language therapist
Offering assessments with student to help us understand whether there are additional speech, language and communication needs that we can better support.
Jaydene Simpson: Post-16 transition coach
Developing applications, supported visits, assessing skills gaps, staying in contact as the pupils moves
Natalie Gordon: Family support worker
Working with young people and their families, offering practical support, home visits and signposting to support.
Nicole Osei: Youth offending worker
Working to prevent children and young people under 18 from offending and reoffending.