The central ethos of the Education Service is that every Compass child, whether in residential or in foster care, has the right to access a fulltime and appropriate educational placement, where they feel safe, secure and supported to reach their full potential.
Compass believes that the educational progress and achievement of children and young people should be a priority of all who have responsibility for their welfare. As a team of experienced educationalists, we seek to enable and support a range of professionals to fully understand their roles, rights and responsibilities in promoting the education of looked after children.
The Compass Education Service understands that children in care experience a wide range of barriers to learning, and is committed to facilitating discussions and interventions to help them to overcome these obstacles and to have the best possible start in life.
The Education Service provides information and guidance to Foster Carers, Supervising Social Workers, Placing Social Workers, Residential Support Workers, Operations Managers and Placement Officers across the country. Every month our advice, facilitation and input helps to secure positive outcomes and support for Compass children of all ages, abilities and backgrounds.
Wherever possible we seek to combat ‘drift and delay’ and our education experts are at hand to discuss:
- Alternative Provision
- Attachment and Trauma
- Attendance issues
- Behaviour support and strategies
- Behaviour Support Plans/Pastoral Support Plans
- Individual Learning Plans/Individual Education Plans
- Managed moves
- Out-of-area educational placements
- PEPs (Personal Education Plans) and PEP reviews
- Pupil Premium
- Reduced timetables
- Roles and responsibilities
- Special Educational Needs and Disabilities
- Specialist interventions
- Statutory guidance and educational legislation
- Any other educational query or concern.