Story 3 - From the headteacher's perspective
"Hi, my name is David and I am a headteacher at a local school. I received a call from PAS who introduced their service to me and the lead SENCO. Following the presentation, I thought about a few families and how they could benefit from the service.
After exploring the school budget and noticing the pupil premium grant (PPG), I was able to identify the service as social, emotional, mental health (SEMH) support and requested more information from PAS directly.
After exploring the budget, I arranged a meeting with a PAS manager and went through the contract. I explored the two packages, drip-feed and drip-feed plus and chose the former for £8,000 per academic year.
PAS and I discussed the families who could benefit from the service and I referred them through immediately.
The referral process was very simple: I sent a brief email to PAS explaining the situations and during their weekly supervision panel, they allocated a worker to each family. All families receive a bespoke personalised plan that offers unconditional support."
*All of the names have been changed to protect identities.