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DSPL 9 & The Behaviour Partnership

DSPL 9

DSPL9 have adopted a tiered approach to supporting social, emotional and behavioural needs in Primary Schools. The aim of this approach is to support schools, children and families with a focus on early intervention to ultimately reduce the number of children at significant risk of or who have been permanently excluded.

MODEL OF BEHAVIOUR SUPPORT IN DSPL9

Tier 1

Within school

Tier 2

Peer support

Tier 3

Specialist outreach

Tier 4

Alternative provision for children at significant risk of permanent exclusion

Tier 5

Provision for children who have been permanently excluded

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 can be found on the DSPL 9 website and should be sent for the attention of Jenny Morley to admin.acorn@warrendell.herts.sch.uk

 

Tier 3:

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 DSPL 9 website and should be returned to primaryref@chessbrook.herts.sch.uk.

 

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. At Tier 4 children will remain on roll at their primary school with schools required to be fully involved throughout their placement. School staff should attend meetings relating to the children they are responsible for and supporting their reintegration.

 

To apply for support at Tier 4, please continue to the Referral Process and complete the attached form. 

 

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. (Day 1 for CLA) 

 

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.

 

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