The toolkit 

Routes to Inclusion (R2i) has been developed by members of the Educational Psychology Service (EPS), Behaviour Support Service (BST) and Nottingham City Primary SENCOs. It provides a supporting framework for the identification, assessment and intervention of children presenting with social, emotional and mental health (SEMH) needs. It aims to promote inclusion, build capacity and help to identify the children who most need targeted support.

Routes to Inclusion also draws on the support of other agencies in the Local Authority and voluntary sector, in mapping services and provision, so that schools have a clear understanding of the support available and how this can be assessed in a timely and appropriate way. The graduated response is aligned to other processes in the Local Authority such as High Level Needs (HLN) requests and Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP) requests.

The R2i toolkit is available for free to all Nottingham City schools, and the initial rollout is with primary schools. Anyone else interested in purchasing the toolkit should contact us directly.