If you’re a parent and have received a letter from your child’s school asking you to sign up for a managed move, you’ll be wondering how long it’s going to take. A managed move is a behaviour strategy that is agreed between your child’s school and their parents. It’s not a requirement of the DfE, but it is a structured way to deal with children at risk of permanent exclusion.
It’s a voluntary agreement between schools, a pupil and their parents
A Managed Move is a scheme that transfers a pupil from one school to another. This is a voluntary agreement between the pupil’s current school, their parents, and the new school. Often, the move is used as an alternative to permanent exclusion. The best managed moves are not only a success, but may also help prevent a repeat of the original problem.
While the’magic’ of the Managed Move may be the same, the process should not be taken for granted. It is a good idea to consult with the child’s parents and to seek their input. Moreover, it’s important to keep in mind that not every request for a managed move will be accepted.
A Managed Move is a clever way to get your child a fresh start in a new school. However, before you rush to make the move, make sure that you’ve exhausted all other options. Otherwise, your move will likely be short-lived.
It’s a behaviour strategy for children at risk of permanent exclusion
Managed Move is a behaviour strategy that is designed to provide support for children at risk of permanent exclusion. It involves a trial period in a different school. Usually, the move is voluntary, with the aim of achieving positive outcomes.
Managed Moves are a valuable resource for social workers and education authorities, as well as health and welfare professionals. However, they are also subject to abuse. They can be used as a first response to behaviour problems, but should never be seen as the primary method.
Although a managed move is not considered a legal exclusion, it is a last resort. This means that public law principles should apply. A rational and lawful decision must be made, and it should be based on the needs of the child.
When considering a managed move, it is essential to have full parental and pupil consent. Headteachers do not have the right to reject a proposed move, but should always make their decisions in a fair and rational manner.
It’s not a DfE requirement
Managed moves are an agreement between a school and another school to make a transfer for a young person. The move is normally for a trial period and the new school will complete an induction plan for the young person. There are no legal obligations on the receiving school to accept a managed move. However, it is important for both schools to be informed of the arrangement before it starts.
In the first instance, it is vital for the home and main school to agree on a managed move. This is to ensure a fair and lawful decision is made.
The process of a managed move usually involves a formal review of the arrangement at six weeks. Key people from the initial meeting will be invited to the review. Information is also shared on attainment and risk management.
Once the formal review is completed, the transfer will be finalised. If it is successful, the new school will receive funding for the pupil.