Sam is in Year 7. He has been excluded countless times at secondary school. His parents feared that mainstream education was not suitable for Sam’s neurodiversity. Tensions between the school and family reached a breaking point when Sam risked permanent exclusion – something which would not have benefited Sam or his family whatsoever.
Then Gareth, Sam’s newly-appointed SHS Practitioner, stepped in and fought for Sam’s final chance. Gareth enrolled Sam in smaller learning groups, persisted with a review of Sam’s medication, and built a good relationship with Sam to understand his behavioural trigger points.
Fast-forward a few months, and Sam completed the rest of the school year with no major issues! This is a first since the start of Sam’s secondary school life.
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*Not pictured, names have been changed.