Partnerships: DFE – AP Specialist Taskforce (APST)

We are proud to announce that one of our other Trust Academies – Unity, has been selected to participate in a AP Specialist Taskforce (APST) pilot, as part of the UK Governments Beating Crime Plan. In agreement with the DFE, the APST will also support referred pupils from Denewood Academy. 

To be involved in a national programme of this magnitude provides not only the academy and trust with a fantastic opportunity but also the City of Nottingham, which will ultimately benefit the young people and local communities. The funding has allowed the academy to provide a greater level of earlier intervention/support for the pupils and their families. Our APST consists of;

  • Youth Justice Case Manager
  • Targeted Youth Support Worker
  • Family Support Practitioner
  • Speech and Language Therapist
  • Substance Misuse Worker
  • School Counsellor
  • Youth offending worker

The APST are a skilled and experienced team that are able to deliver a wide range of intervention to pupils and their families. Our typical interventions menu can support pupils and/or families in one or more of the following areas;


Any pupil, parent/carer or member of staff across our academy/education provider network are encouraged to refer a child or family into the APST that requires our level of support that isn’t already being provided. For our colleagues across the education provider network, we have an established referral system in place and all referrals are screened on a weekly basis at the APST team meeting. For pupils, parents and carers, if you wish to make a referral into the APST, please contact the Project Co-ordinator – Luke Sisson – / 0115 9151271.


The implementation of our APST has only been possible by the ongoing support of our partners at Base 51, CGL Jigsaw, The NHS, Nottingham City Council Youth Justice Department and Nottingham City Council Education Department.


To find out more about each member of our team, please click here to head over to our meet the team page on our website.


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