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Kirklees College

Summary: Care Coordinators will provide support to students throughout the entire year.

Further Details:

Care Coordinators support students throughout the year with attendance, academic progress and wellbeing. The team assesses the level of need for students to provide the following levels of support:

Universal support 

  • Initial positive start meetings, parents/carers involved and updated as appropriate
  • Referrals and signposting to internal and external services e.g. counselling, The Base, St Giles Trust (in liaison with Safeguarding)
  • Support strategies are communicated with relevant staff along with ongoing communication and collaboration


Low level support

  • Weekly check-ins with pastoral staff by text, email or phone
  • Logging and monitoring progress via Promonitor to escalate the level of support if needed
  • Support to attend developmental enrichment activities
  • Support to plan and complete course work
  • Mediation/advocacy if required


Medium level support

  • 1:1 meetings for a 6 to 8 week period with pastoral staff, reviewed at end of this period and extended if needed
  • Targeted enrichment sessions e.g. respect, self-esteem, discrimination, restorative practice
  • Behaviour management support
  • Counselling
  • Advocacy/negotiations with curriculum for reasonable adjustments such as individualised timetable or extended end date


High level support

  • Pre agreed arrangements to meet the student on entry to college and supported 1:1 through enrolment, induction or getting to and from the classroom
  • Pastoral staff on call to de-escalate when student is angry / highly anxious
  • Pastoral staff named on support strategies as a person and place to go to when timeout is required
  • Restorative Practice, Inclusion Panels, mindfulness sessions
  • Meetings throughout the week as required to check progress against agreed targets, this is 1 x weekly set appointment and 1 or more check-ins at varying times
  • Advocacy for housing, finance, bursary, GPs
  • Parent / carer daily check ins
Next Steps

Interested? Point of contact:

If you are interested in taking up any of this support, contact Lucy Robinson – Wellbeing Lead:

Care Leaver Covenant

Any Queries?

If you have further questions or would like any more information, you can contact the Care Leaver Covenant at any time.

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