Pupil support service review could result in job losses
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A REVIEW into the council's service to support unruly school children could result in staff layoffs.
Slough Borough Council is set to pass on its management of the Services Supporting Behaviour (SSB) scheme - which helps pupils with behavioural difficulties stay in school.
The proposals would see specialist schools Haybrook College, in Burnham Lane, and Littledown School, Queens Road, both Slough, take over the service.
The council currently employs 19 staff in the service. A spokeswoman confirmed their could be job losses if the plans are rubber stamped at a cabinet meeting at the Chalvey Community Centre, in The Green, on Monday. (11)
A council document says the proposal would 'achieve a more holistic, integrated approach and would reduce additional pressures on the current management structure'.
It also adds the joint management arrangements would look to capture the strengths of the current schools' arrangements and would ensure the special school heads continued to work together to manage a cross-phase service, which has been highlighted by schools as a very high priority.
This article appeared in Local Berkshire 07 Jun 12