​The Jigsaw Centre offers a wide range of services that are devised to work 'hand in hand' with schools, families, pupils and other professional services. Each of the key areas have been summarised below.



In House Support

Pupils are referred by schools against an agreed set of criteria.

If a pupil does not meet the criteria, a school is able to buy in training and support from the Service. In addition staff analyse school exclusions data and approach identified schools to offer support and advice in a pre-emptive move where no referral has been made. Out-reach support typically offers:


  • A variety of interventions on a one-to-one basis or in groups that can develop a pupil’s emotional literacy, social skills and self-esteem;

  • Whole school work to promote and support inclusion, for example advice on setting up nurture units. 

  • Support with Solution Focused approaches as well as Restorative Justice

  • Individualised support assisting schools with pupils with complex needs and subsequential assistance in applying for EHCP.


Students can only be seen if full parental consent is given in writing;


  • The Jigsaw Centre referral form is available to download at the front of the website. 






We provide a supportive and personalised reintegration programme that addresses the needs of both pupil and that of the receiving school.


To support re-integration Jigsaw will typically offer mentoring/coaching sessions, attend specified lessons with the pupil as well as plan and liaise with teachers and support assistants.


The degree of intervention will vary from pupil to pupil and from school to school. Some pupils are reintegrated swiftly with only the lightest of support from the Jigsaw staff whilst other children benefit from a slightly longer ‘handover’. Rest assured, all of these factors are considered in conjunction with both the parents and the receiving school views. 






The Jigsaw Centre provides education for permanently excluded pupils for years 1-6.

We offer a caring, stimulating and supportive environment. Our pupils are given the opportunity to raise self-esteem and re-engage with their learning whilst developing a more positive attitude towards education.

Whenever possible the focus for teaching is about identifying and closing the gaps that have so often appeared in these pupils' learning. 


Our creative curriculum is designed to meet the needs of our pupils. With a strong emphasis on personal development.

We provide intensive support for all our pupils. Placements are typically six weeks but can be flexible to cater for individual needs.
When a pupil receives a permanent exclusion schools should follow existing protocols and liaise with the Access & Inclusion officer at CBC



Behaviour Training & Insets

Family Support

The Jigsaw Centre have a Family Support Worker who works closely with the cases referred to the Service whenever it is deemed beneficial. Linda Bowen (0300 300 4713) works in close partnership with parents and schools to provide a collaborative approach to pupil support 


Training for schools on a number of topics relevant to supporting young people at risk of exclusion or with Social, Emotional and Mental issues (SEMH) is available. This is tailor made to meet the needs of the establishment. If you are interested in receiving further details of our training and associated price please either email or telephone us directly.


Examples of the current training available are

  • Understanding SEMH

  • Practical Strategies to support SEMH

  • Emotional Literacy and Protective Behaviours

  • Restorative Approaches

  • Nurture Provision

  • Prevention of Crisis Events in the Classroom

  • Solution Focussed Brief Therapy

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