Supervision in School
A supervision solution for DSLs and your whole school safeguarding system
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The fully digital solution
A complete supervision curriculum for DSLs in an Educational Setting
Facilitated Supervision Sessions
Mentoring for DSLs
Skills for safeguarding for all staff
Standards for Supervision
Model supervision policy
Model Professional Development plans
A live solution
An annual subscription to 10 flexible hours of expert supervision, mentoring and coaching.
Supervision that is responsive
Bringing the expert to you, where and when you need support.
Supervision that strengthens your whole school safeguarding system
Reflective sessions for strategic leaders
At Supervision in School, we enjoy getting to know our schools and our diary is always opened to discuss how we can support you. Click the link below to book a 15 minute conversation over zoom or teams.
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Facilitated Supervision Sessions
A solution for schools who already hold in- house pastoral discussions and are looking to elevate these to expert led, evidence based, reflective group supervision sessions.
12 pre-planned, video 60-minute sessions that can be completed over 12 months
Each session is facilitated by qualified and experienced supervisors who will guide you through each step of the process and support you to generate new thinking and perspectives.
Supervision session notes are provided to support formal recording of your decision making and inform action plans and statutory reporting.
Sessions allow your team to explore 6 critical and timely areas of safeguarding in Education from the perspectives of the whole school safeguarding system and individual pieces of casework. How to use Use is simple, just select the session you want to complete and press play. There is no need to pre plan, facilitate or undergo additional training as our supervisors will guide you through each stage. What difference will this make?
Regular completion of the guided sessions will enable DSLs to; 1. elevate in house group pastoral discussions to expert led, evidence based, reflective group supervision sessions without the need for external support or additional training for DSLs.
2. ensure that decision making reflects a multiple perspective approach and is evidenced in such a way, as to be defensible.
3. strengthen practice and wellbeing for all DSLs.
4. strengthen the whole school safeguarding system and partnership working to enable better outcomes for children with a safeguarding vulnerability or need.
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Mentoring for DSL's
Developing the high-level skills that the role of the DSL demands, is fundamental to the Supervision
in School programme.
Through a relational approach, mentoring provides an opportunity to pass on lessons learned and
equip from a place of experience.
Sessions can be access on an individual basis and combine knowledge with activities and opportunity
to reflect on current practice.
All mentoring sessions support completion of the DSL professional development plan where impact
can be measured if required.
3 video mentoring sessions per academic year.
Accompanying guidance documents
NEXT arrow_forwardSkills for safeguarding for all staff
At Supervision in school our experience is that; the strength of a whole school safeguarding system
will always be dependent on the level of both knowledge and skill of all school staff.
Equipping all staff with basic skills for safeguarding supports both the whole system and individual
staff to fulfil the safeguarding requirements for all staff as outlined in Keeping Children Safe in
3 video basic skills sessions with accompanying guidance and activities
How to use
Videos are designed to be used in group settings and without the need for any further facilitation,
Just press play and our experts will engage and guide staff through the session.
NEXT arrow_forwardStandards for Supervision
Standards for supervision provide a guide for implementation and measurement of outcomes.
Standards are relevant to all educational settings and support delivery of Local Safeguarding
Children Partnership standards for partner agencies.
Supervisory and line management responsibilities are clearly defined to aid understanding and
ensure compliance with national and local legislation and guidance.
To support strategic oversight, this document is published within the Supervision in School model
NEXT arrow_forwardModel supervision policy
A supervision policy is currently not a statutory requirement but does represent good practice and is recorded on the S175 self-assessment for some Local Authorities.
In our experience, when a policy is in place;
1. Staff are clear about the nature and purpose of the activity
2. Oversight of supervision is visible
3. Accountability for agreed actions is clear
4. Outcomes for children are measured
In addition, the clarity that a supervision policy provides has a positive impact on DSL confidence and wellbeing. What's Included
A model supervision policy that includes;
1. Definition of safeguarding supervision
2. Purpose of supervision
3. Supervision model and standards
4. Model documents to record reflective and line manager supervision sessions
5. Model professional development plans
All documents are published in an editable format and should be personalised to each setting. arrow_back PREVIOUS
NEXT arrow_forwardModel Professional Development plans
Fulfilling the role of the Lead DSL, as described in Keeping Children Safe in Education, places high expectations on professional expertise. Awareness of safeguarding issues and processes for school-based DSLs are outlined in standard DSL training, accessible both nationally and locally.
At Supervision in School, we recognise that in addition, an intentional focus on enhancing practice skills supports both better outcomes for children and increased wellbeing for DSLs.
The development of practice skills for DSLs is therefore our measurable professional development focus.
Our professional development plan enables gap analysis and documentation of progress.
Plans can be tailored to support individual learning or whole school development plans.
An annual professional development plan that tracks staff knowledge, skills, and behaviours in key skills for effective delivery of safeguarding in education.
All teaching is provided though the DSL mentoring sessions included in the Supervision in School programme.