Information for Schools

Welcome to the schools section of the DSPL 9 website. Below you will find a range of resources and support, along with links to a variety of documents.

Events and Training

SENCo Forum dates

 

Autumn 2020

Spring 2021

Summer 2021

 

Early Years

Schools

Early Years

Schools

Early Years

Schools

Date

13.10.20

21.10.20

26.01.21

20.01.21

11.05.21

19.05.21

Time

10-11am

1-2.45pm

10-11am

1-2.45pm

10-11am

1-2.45pm

Venue

MT

MT

MT

MT

MT

MT

Autism Lead Dates

 

Autumn 2020

Spring 2021

Summer 2021

Date

11.11.20

10.03.21

09.06.21

Time

9-10.15am

9-10.15am

9-10.15am

Venue

MT

MT

MT

All events will take place virtually via Microsoft Team for the remainder of the year (2020-21). Invites and agendas will be sent out to all SENCo prior to the meeting taking place.

Review Groups

DSPL 9 currently run two review groups, the details of which are below. If you would like to become a member of one of the review groups please contact gemmahall@dsplarea9.org.uk

SEND Review Group

 

Autumn 2020

Spring 2021

Summer 2021

Date

11.11.20

10.03.21

09.06.21

Time

10.30-11.30am

10.30-11.30am

10.30-11.30am

Venue

MT

MT

MT

SLCN Review Group

 

Autumn 2020

Spring 2021

Summer 2021

Date

03.11.20

23.02.21

15.06.21

Time

9.30-10.30am

9.30-10.30am

9.30-10.30am

Venue

MT

MT

MT

DSPL 9 SLCN Outreach Service

The DSPL 9 SLCN Outreach Service is based at Central Primary School and led by Katie Hewerdine, katiehewerdine@central.herts.sch.uk

Support is available through a tiered approach to Speech, Language and Communication Needs (SLCN). This builds on the specialist provisions for SLCN (Key Stage 1 and 2) at Central Primary School, expanding the educational support for pupils with SLCN beyond those who have EHCPs for SLCN.

For further details follow the link below:

www.central.herts.sch.uk/our-school/outreach-work/speech-language

High Needs Funding (HNF):

LHNF (Local High Needs Funding)

Please ensure all LHNF applications are sent to dspl9lhnf@bournehall.herts.sch.uk via schoolsfx.

Month

Date of panel

Deadline for applications

January

Thursday 21st January

04.01.21

February

Thursday 11th February

25.01.21

March

Thursday 18th March

01.03.21

April

Thursday 22nd April

22.03.21

May

Friday 14th May

26.04.21

June

Thursday 10th June

24.05.21

July

Thursday 8th July

21.06.21

All resources linked to LHNF including the banding tool, application form and guidance can be accessed using the following link:

www.thegrid.org.uk/send-and-additional-needs/special-educational-needs-and-disability/high-needs-funding-hnf-in-mainstream-schools

EHCP (Education Health and Care Plan)

The EHC plan is intended for children and young people with special educational needs (SEN).

The EHC plan puts children, young people and their families at the very centre of the process to make sure that their views are not only heard but also understood. The planning process uses outcomes focussed planning which helps families feel more in control.

The overall purpose of the EHC plan is to make special educational provision to meet the special educational needs of the child or young person, to secure the best possible outcomes for them across education, health and social care, and, as they get older, prepare them for adulthood.

A statutory assessment for an EHC plan should not be the first step in the process for helping to meet the needs of a child or young person but should be built on coordinated work that is already happening between families, educational settings and any other health or social care services involved.

All paperwork, advice and guidance can be accessed using the link below:

www.thegrid.org.uk/send-and-additional-needs/special-educational-needs-and-disability/education-health-and-care-plan

Benchmarking and Planning Toolkit Data 2020

This innovative tool provides Hertfordshire schools with a framework for discussion about their policy and provision for children and young people with special educational needs (SEND). This is set within the statutory guidance of the SEND Regulations 2014 and the SEND Code of Practice: 0 to 25 years 2015.

Using a collaborative, solution-focused approach, schools can identify strengths in current practice and plan next steps.

Schools in DSPL 9 are asked to complete the Benchmarking Toolkit on an annual basis (summer term) and then complete a survey to provide both DSPL 9 and HfL with this information. This information contributes to and informs the DSPL 9 Strategic Plan.

Contact Lines

Please find links below to relevant contact lines which are available for both professionals and parents:

For further support or if you have any queries please contact Gemma Hall on gemmahall@dsplarea9.org.uk

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