Student Referral Centre

The Student Referral Centre (SRC) provides a comprehensive behaviour support service to students across all year groups at MHS. The centre has the following aims and purpose:

  • To provide an alternative sanction to fixed-term exclusion.
  • To reduce the number of fixed-term / permanent exclusions / students educated in off-site Alternative Provision and to improve students’ behaviour.
  • To provide welfare / pastoral support to all students through targeted support.
  • To provide advice, support and training to all staff in relation to pastoral support and behaviour management.

The centre is staffed by:

Julie Anne Harris – Student Development, Behaviour & Welfare Director

Jayne Curd – Behaviour & Inclusion Support Manager

Kerry Miller – Isolation Room Leader

All students placed in isolation in the centre receive a 1:1 support and advice session during their stay. This is used to determine the level of ongoing behaviour support required. The SRC also caters for students who do not require isolation but are in need of assistance with emotional or behavioural issues. These are assessed in an initial 1:1 session to determine an ongoing programme of support.

Support takes the form of one or more of the following:

  • Individual Intervention Programmes
  • Pastoral Support Programmes
  • 1:1 Support and advice sessions
  • Group support and advice sessions
  • In-house workshops and courses including (but not limited to) the following:
    • Self-Esteem
    • Anger Management
    • Positive Body Language
    • Risk Taking Behaviour
    • Sexual Health & Positive Relationships
    • Girls Safeguarding (sexual exploitation etc.)
    • Healthy Lifestyles (diet & exercise)
    • Drugs and Alcohol Awareness
    • Breaking Free (changing negative behaviour)
    • Personal Image, Presentation & Personal Grooming
    • Smoking Awareness
    • Resisting Peer Pressure