All referrals to Riverside are made by the mainstream school.
If a pupil is accepted at panel, an intake meeting is arranged by the mainstream school at Riverside in order to hand over all relevant information. Pupils are dual registered with their mainstream school. Pupils are offered a trial period of 6 weeks and the placement will be reviewed at the end of this period.
It should be noted that persistent poor attendance or behaviour may result in the placement being terminated and the student reverting to single status with the mainstream provider..