Behaviour Support Service

Behaviour Support Service

The Behaviour Support Team provide support and advice to schools and young people who are displaying challenging behaviour as a result of an underlying social, emotional or mental health need..

Behaviour Support Service

The Behaviour Support Service provides support and advice to schools and young people who are displaying challenging behaviour as a result of an underlying social, emotional needs.

The Behaviour Support Service provide support and advice to schools and young people who are displaying challenging behaviour as a result of an underlying social or emotional need.

The service aims to develop and enhance the skills and practices of staff and improve educational outcomes for children and young people with social, emotional, and behaviour needs taught in educational settings across Northumberland.

The Behaviour Support Staff are certified instructors for BILD accredited MAPA® training (Management of Actual or Potential Aggression). This training develops the skills and knowledge of school staff to enable them to effectively manage the needs of pupils displaying challenging behaviour.

The team is able to provide examples of de-escalation strategies as well as offering advice on the creation of behaviour management plans, risk assessments, individual support plans and appropriate reward and sanction systems that can be used to meet the needs of individual pupils and/or the wider school population.

The service accepts requests for support from school staff only.  To access the service schools must purchase a SEND Support Service Level agreement.

'Pupil Request for Support' form
'Whole School Requests for Support' form
Parental consent
'Transfer of days between SLA schools' form
'SLA - Additional days request' form
'Non SLA request for support days' form

Service Manager - Fiona Tarn  
Office Manager - Julie Sinclair

Office Telephone No: 01670 624802
email: asd.behaviourservices@northumberland.gov.uk