Youth Challenge Primary - Academy Information

Youth Challenge Primary is a small provision that serves up to 24 pupils from the key stage 2 children of Bolton who are at risk of permanent exclusion from their mainstream schools, or require further assessment and intervention to promote positive behaviour. We are a part-time (2 days per week)short stay provision that adopts an early intervention model of support to enable children to remain successfully where they belong in their mainstream school setting wherever possible. The goal is to return students to their mainstream school full-time, or to support the need for appropriate specialised provision in order for each child to fulfil their true potential.
Pupils attending Primary Youth Challenge will have a social, emotional, mental health and/or behavioural difficulty which is becoming a barrier to their learning in their mainstream primary school. These children need a highly structured nurturing environment in which they feel valued and secure. Our aim is to provide a stimulating and safe learning environment for pupils and to give each pupil a positive experience of school.
We offer unconditional care, guidance and support to engage all pupils in their learning journey. Each pupil’s individual learning needs are addressed through a differentiated access to the Primary curriculum through personalised plans, individual learning targets that inspire them to want to learn more and that encourage them to become lifelong learners. Pupils have a daily English and Mathematics lesson and all other subject areas are taught through a termly theme or topic.
We aim to inspire every pupil to acquire the knowledge, skills and experience necessary to fulfil their true potential in life. Developing self-esteem, confidence and resiliency are major goals for us and preparing our pupils for life back in their own communities after they return to their mainstream schools is a crucial part of our work. We pursue opportunities to address each child’s social, emotional and mental health needs through carefully planned individual and small group work.
Primary Youth Challenge works in close partnerships with schools, families and other agencies, in meeting the needs of our children with social, emotional and mental health difficulties. Children are supported in their mainstreams schools by their key learning mentor, where strategies are shared to support the children’s progress.

Our Core Function

Primary Youth Challenge – Pupil Provision Map

Multi agency

Academy Lead information

A warm welcome to Youth Challenge Primary

Youth Challenge Primary is a small provision that serves the key stage 2 children of Bolton who are at risk of permanent exclusion from their mainstream schools, or require further assessment and intervention to promote positive behaviour. We are a part-time (2 days per week)short stay provision that adopts an early intervention model of support to enable children to remain successfully where they belong in their mainstream school setting wherever possible. The goal is to return students to their mainstream school full-time, or to support the need for appropriate specialised provision in order for each child to fulfil their true potential.

Pupils attending Primary Youth Challenge will have a social, emotional, mental health and/or behavioural difficulty which is becoming a barrier to their learning in their mainstream primary school. These children need a highly structured nurturing environment in which they feel valued and secure. Our aim is to provide a stimulating and safe learning environment for pupils and to give each pupil a positive experience of school.

We offer unconditional care, guidance and support to engage all pupils in their learning journey. Each pupil’s individual learning needs are addressed through a differentiated access to the Primary curriculum through personalised plans, individual learning targets that inspire them to want to learn more and that encourage them to become lifelong learners. Pupils have a daily English and Mathematics lesson and all other subject areas are taught through a termly theme or topic.

We aim to inspire every pupil to acquire the knowledge, skills and experience necessary to fulfil their true potential in life. Developing self-esteem, confidence and resiliency are major goals for us and preparing our pupils for life back in their own communities after they return to their mainstream schools is a crucial part of our work. We pursue opportunities to address each child’s social, emotional and mental health needs through carefully planned individual and small group work .

Primary Youth Challenge works in close partnerships with schools, families and other agencies, in meeting the needs of our children with social, emotional and mental health difficulties. Children are supported in their mainstreams schools by their key learning mentor, where strategies are shared to support the children’s progress.

Louise Buchanan

Academy Lead

With effect from 11th February 2019, the Youth Challenge Primary Academy is governed by the Behaviour Local Governing Body whose membership can be found here: Behaviour Local Governing Body

The minutes of meetings of the Behaviour LGB can be found here here.

 

Prior to that date, the primary element of Youth Challenge was governed by the Primary Local Governing Body, whose membership can be found here: Primary Local Governing Body

The minutes of meetings of the Primary Local Governing Body can be found here.

Youth Challenge Primary Referral and Admission Procedures

Age ranges –Key Stage 2 children – Pupils aged 7-11 years

Referral required – Yes

Referral details – Referral to Youth Challenge Primary is through a panel process. Pupil placement at Youth Challenge Primary is commissioned by the Local Authority. The panel is chaired by the Local Authorities Development Manager of Inclusion, and is consists of Local Authority staff, Bolton Impact Trust staff and Primary Head Teachers that meet once a term (see dates below)

Schools refer to panel through the Early Help Process, at the Early Help review meetings schools must request a place at Youth Challenge Primary as an action and reasons why the placement will benefit the child. Schools or the lead professional must ensure YCP is named on the EH form as a service, the paperwork must be signed by the parents/carers  before it can be shared with panel.

All completed paperwork should be forwarded to the Local Authority – Alison Gregory (BSS) alison.gregory@bolton.gov.uk by the closing dates (see below)

The panel prioritise offer of places based on the presentation by schools to panel of the Early Help form, the reviews and any additional evidence.

Panel Dates School Year 2018/19

Panel 1 – Wednesday 28th November for admission in January 2019 (Spring term)

(closing date for panel paperwork – 19th November 2018)

Panel 2 – Thursday 14th March for admission in April 2019 (Summer term)

(closing date for panel paperwork – 4th March 2019)

Panel 3 –Thursday 27th June for admission in September 2019 (Autumn term)

(closing date for panel paperwork – 17th June 2019)

 

Please click on the following link for further details on the Referral and Admissions Procedure:

Primary Referral and Admission Procedures – The Journey

Smithills Dean Rd, Bolton BL1 6JT

Queries from parents and other members of the public should be addressed to Louise Buchanan, the Academy Lead

Mrs L Buchanan (Primary Academy Lead) : Tel – 01204 338557

Mrs N Khoshdel (Primary Outreach Mentor): Tel- 07985439612

If you require paper copies, free of charge, of any information in this website, please contact the Trust office.