Behaviour Partnership

Welcome to The Acorn Centre and DSPL9 Primary Behaviour Partnership Page

The DSPL9 Behaviour Partnership, Tiered Model for Primary Schools

Tier 1:

Each school to ensure clear, consistent behaviour policy, induction for new staff, identification of training needs etc.

Tier 2:

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 Jan Crook  to

(Referral form in sidebar)

Tier 3:

Outreach support will be provided by Chessbrook and where appropriate family support can be requested from The Triage Service

A link to the Tier 3 Service Request forms and The Triage Service can be found on the side bar, please send to the appropriate recipient as shown on the form including as much information available.

Tier 3 Panel Dates

2018/19 – you will not be required to attend the panels but must have your service request in by the date shown. Thank you

Requests submitted by Panel Date
24.09.2019 01.10.2019
19.11.2019 26.11.2019
21.01.2020 28.01.2020
10.03.2020 18.03.2020
28.04.2020 05.05.2020
16.06.2020 23.06.2020

Tier 4:

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


Request submitted by Panel Date
24.09.2019 08.10.2019
19.11.2019 03.12.2019
21.01.2020 04.02.2020
10.03.2020 24.03.2020
28.04.2020 12.05.2020
16.06.2020 30.06.2020

Tier 5:

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.

The Acorn Centre. The Lincolnsfield Centre. Bushey Hall Drive. Bushey. Herts WD23 2ES

Contact: Cat Read The Acorn Administrator


Telephone: 01923 800222

Nikki Lucas Provision Lead  07946 266107


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