HAM / PACE Process


Referral Received

  • assigned to the next HAM meeting agenda.  School contacted if any information is missing or any clarification is required.
  • ACE check referred student against current cohort for any potential issues

Week 1 – Hub Allocation Meeting 

  • Has the service requested been identified and intended outcomes made clear?
  • Has the Hub lead signed to verify parental permission given?
  • Does the evidence provided support the referral?
  • Does ACE have the capacity to offer the service?
  • Can it be provided from the Schools core allocation or require school to fund?
  • ACE contacts parents to arrange initial meeting and start date
  • meeting held with parents to gather background information and to identify areas of possible support
  • Contact with referring or prior school to collate additional information

Week 2 and 3 – PACE

    • Student attends ACE four days a week with one day home study / AP / school
    • Student completes ACE assessments to inform next steps planning

    Week 4 – Transition

    • Students follow a hybrid timetable split between ACE and PACE, supported by PACE staff as their ACE timetable is finalised
    • PACE students spend social times within the main ACE building to begin socialising with the wider student cohort
    • End of PACE review meetings held with students. parents and schools
    • End of PACE reports prepared and these plus the diagnostic assessment information uploaded to SMART for the wider AC/e staff to see

    Week 4 – HAM (parallel to above)

    PACE presents students back to HAM for confirmation of next steps and pathway plan

    • Pathway A. Provision at ACE and School (Route Mainstream)
    • Pathway A. Provision at ACE and vocational provision (Route 19)
    • Pathway B. More time required to consider / arrange a bespoke package
    • Pathway C. Allocated to fulltime ALPS organised vocational package

    Week 5 – Student starts full-time package as identified at HAM, to be  reviewed half termly

    Students that have been placed on a Pathway C Provision (non medical) are reviewed regularly  (minimum of termly) to assess if they are able to move back onto a Pathway A provision