All referrals to the South Somerset Partnership School are made via the Panel for Excluded and Vulnerable Pupils (PEVP) which sits in the Yeovil area every second Tuesday. Referrals are in the category of:
At risk of exclusion requesting Dual Registered Placement
Children in Care
Hard to Place
Medically unable to currently access their mainstream school
The Panel is chaired by the Access and Admissions Manager or Local Authority representative and is made up of representatives of local schools (a primary and secondary at each meeting), an Educational Psychologist, the Area Casework Officer, South Somerset Partnership School Headteacher, Area Education Attendance Officer, Behaviour Support Advisory Teacher and other professionals as appropriate e.g Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service, Children’s Social Care.
The Panel makes all decisions about admissions to the South Somerset Partnership School and ensures equality of access across schools, whilst responding to the needs of individual children and fulfilling the Local Authority’s statutory responsibilities.
The main legislation and statutory guidance covering the duties and powers relating to these issues:
The School Admissions Code 2012
Somerset Fair Access ProtocolAlternative Provision: Statutory guidance for local authorities
Ensuring a good education for children who cannot attend school because of health needs: statutory guidance for local authorities
Exclusion from maintained schools, Academies and pupil referral units in England: A guide for those with legal responsibilities in relation to exclusion
If you have any specific queries regarding disability please speak directly to the Headteacher.