Albright Education Centre is based in Tipton in the West Midlands. We are the short-term education provider for the borough of Sandwell, delivering education for pupils with social, emotional, mental health and / or medical needs.
Every pupil joins Albright at their own unique starting point, and this can be influenced by a number of factors; previous experience, mental and physical health. During an induction period we learn more about the individual needs of each pupil and how best to support them moving forward. Some subjects will then identify the specific areas within their social, emotional and mental health that they will focus upon during each topic area, others will set academic targets.
As part of ongoing support, pupils also complete the Sandwell Well-being survey during group mentoring to aid pupil led targets.
When a child is unable to attend or access education at his/her mainstream school a referral is made to Albright Education Centre by the school or by a medical professional, ie CAMHS etc.
Once a referral has been made, additional information is gathered from the school to assist the decision-making process about how best to meet the needs of the child.
Albright Education Cetnre will meet with the parents/carers and pupil and a plan of action is drawn up for the period of tuition after discussing:
1. Education and medical needs.
2. The projected period for tuition.
3. Pupil’s education plan.
4. Re-integration to mainstream school, when ready.
5. Review meetings.
Albright Education Centre will ensure that the pupil’s views are taken into consideration during the discussion..
All pupils remain on the roll of their mainstream school for the duration of education and there is close communication between Albright Education Centre and mainstream school.
Termly reports are sent to parents and to school and regular reviews are held, to which parents and school representatives are invited.
Albright Education Centre liaises closely with all professionals to determine when it is appropriate for a pupil to return to school. A re-integration plan is devised for each pupil according to his/her individual needs. This facilitates a smooth return to school.