Education Inclusion Service (EIS)
For education other than at school
- EIS is part of Children’s Services within Hampshire County Council
- The key objective of EIS is to ensure that children have access to education. In order to achieve this we work with schools and other agencies to secure the best possible education outcomes for children.
- For the vast majority of pupils school is the best place, however for some (due to exclusion or being at risk of exclusion, medical needs or emotional vulnerability) alternative provision is required and EIS acts as broker to arrange appropriate alternative provision.
- For primary aged children we aim to provide help as necessary to pupils within their school setting through support from the Primary Behaviour Service (PBS).
- For secondary aged pupils the Area Strategic Manager can commission places at one of the seven education centres in Hampshire. Education centres are not destinations for pupils but a short stay intervention. Only schools can refer pupils to EIS.
In Hampshire there are two EIS teams, East and West; each team has:
- Area Strategic Manager (ASM) – Alternative Provision
- Education Officer (for Children in Care)
- Primary Behaviour Service (PBS)
- Inclusion Officer and team
- Education Centres are “school like” although admission criteria are different
- Place 2 Learn is part of the Education and Inclusion service and aims to provide lessons in the core curriculum (English, Maths and Science) for pupils in KS3 and KS4 who find it hard to access mainstream education. Schools can refer directly.