Welcome to The Acorn Centre and DSPL9 Primary Behaviour Partnership Page.
Launched January 2021, the Acorn Centre now has its own website with information about the team, the Tier 4/5 process, an online referral form, family support and useful links for parents and professionals. 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.
A link to the referral form for Chessbrook can be found on the side bar and should be returned to firstname.lastname@example.org. 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; schools will share referral and evidence 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
Tier 4 Panel Dates 2020/2021
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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)
As of Monday 22nd June, the Acorn Centre will be offering a consultation line for schools & professionals should they need advice surrounding family or behavioral 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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