Welcome to The Acorn Centre and DSPL9 Primary Behaviour Partnership Page.
For more information, please visit: www.theacorncentre.co.uk.
The DSPL9 Behaviour Partnership, Tiered Model for Primary Schools
- The Acorn Centre (1MB)
Each school to ensure clear, consistent behaviour policy, induction for new staff, identification of training needs etc.
Each area: Watford, Bushey and Radlett, Croxley Green & Rickmansworth and South Oxhey has a ‘Hub’ school. This is a small team of teaching and support staff who have a range of resources to provide lower level generic behaviour support i.e. classroom environment, lunchtimes, positive language, peer to peer support, this will include a visit to hub school
Tier 2 Service Requests should be sent for the attention of Jenny Morley to email@example.com
(Referral form in sidebar)
Chessbrook offers a range of outreach interventions to primary schools for children with significant needs, whose behaviour is still impacting on themselves and/or others after the implementation of strategies from DSPL9 tiers 1 and 2.
To make a tier 3 referral to Chessbrook, please click on the link to the Chessbrook referral form. Response to referrals will be as soon as space becomes available after the date received.
Where appropriate family support can be requested from The Triage Service
Tier 4: Outreach support provided by the Acorn Centre
Children at risk of permanent exclusion
The Acorn Centre may offer an alternative environment for Primary aged children for up to 3 terms, Outreach Services may be offered in the school setting prior to this. Your Service Request will need to meet clear criteria that will be discussed by at an inclusion panel. This would be expected to include evidence of strategies used by school and impact, incidents, advice/support from other agencies – this may not always be Chessbrook – could be involvement by an EP, communication team, CAMHS or other appropriate service/agency
To make a referral to tier 4, please click on the link to DSPL 9 Panel Referral Form. Referrals must be submitted by the panel closing dates below and confirmation of support will be communicated within two weeks of the panel date. Please send additional evidential paperwork via SchoolsFX to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tier 4 Panel Dates 2021/2022
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Tier 5: Day 6 provision provided by the Acorn Centre
Children who have been permanently excluded – to ensure that children receive their statutory entitlement to full time provision from Day 6.
PLEASE NOTE: Admission of children from Tier 5 will always be prioritised but permanent exclusion will not always mean The Acorn Centre provision is appropriate for individual children.
Acorn Support & Procedures
The Tier 4 and Tier 5 flowcharts give insight into the referral process and onward journey of the child should their referral application be accepted with the Acorn Centre or Outreach Support.
- Tier 4 Process Flowchart (480KB)
The Acorn Centre offers a consultation line for schools & professionals should they need advice surrounding family or behavioural queries.
Monday 9.30am – 11.30am
Tracy-Anne Gill: 07375 443988
If your call relates to any of the below, our Family Support Practitioners will be available for calls once a week.
- Self-esteem and confidence
- debt management/ benefits
- Anger and behaviour
- choices and consequences
- emotional well being
- mental health
Tuesday 12.00pm – 2pm
Lisa: 07375 443987
Thursday 12.30pm – 4pm
Nikki: 07946 266107
If your call relates to any of the below, our Provision Leads with be available for calls twice weekly.
- Risk Management Plans
- Return to School worries
- Therapeutic Support
- General advice & strategies
The Acorn Centre, 29 Lincolnsfield, Bushey Hall Drive, Bushey, Herts, WD23 2ES
Provision Lead: Nikki Lucas
M: 07946 266107
Contact: Kat Read – Acorn Administrator
T: 01923 800222
Current as of January 2021
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