A TEAM WITH A NEW DIMENSION
Seacroft and Manston Cluster Support Team add a new dimension to the support that schools alone can offer.
The Cluster Support Team includes professionals from many different backgrounds; teachers, staff from youth offending teams, family support specialists, behaviour specialists, therapeutic workers, prison workers.
The process begins if staff in school determine that a pupil or their family needs access to resources beyond those available to the school. Some of the support is already allocated to schools to manage their own caseload; for example play therapy and counselling services. For other additional services, school staff can make a referral to the Cluster Support Team. The request is reviewed by the team, who then assigns the work to one of the team.
We also engage and commission a lot of project based work based on wider needs of the cluster schools; for instance careers day, world of work days, a project on exploring domestic violence.