DSPL7 Specialist Services – Referral Forms
SEND Family Engagement Worker
DSPL7 employ a SEND Family Engagement worker, Clare Tominey-Smith, who sits within the two LSP School Family Worker Teams. Schools are able to refer families for support with Clare by completing the referral form below and emailing it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Post 16 Transition Coordinator
DSPL7 employ a Post 16 Transition Coordinator, Rachel Robin, who supports young people without an EHCP but for whom transition post 16, whether to College or an Apprenticeship may prove difficult. Students can be referred in year 11 and will be supported through their first year of College or Apprenticeship. Rachel works with the student to explore options post 16 and support them through the transition process, ensuring that they make a successful move to their new learning environment.
DSPL7 employ a Male Mentor, Mike Role, who is available to support secondary school students in year 7-9 with a range of needs. Schools are able to refer students for support with Mike by completing the referral form below and emailing it to email@example.com.
Down Syndrome Advisory Teacher
DSPL7 funds a Down Syndrome Advisory teacher, Helen Long, to support settings who have a pupil with Down Syndrome. Schools are able to access an annual advisory visit to support class teachers, and a range of training sessions targeted at supporting pupils with Downs in class.
DSPL7 commission NESSie (Supporting Positive Mental Health) in Schools to provide two part-time therapists who work with primary school children to support SEMH needs. Schools are able to refer for NESSie support by completing the referral form below and emailing it to firstname.lastname@example.org
Outreach provision, lead by Karen Thorp, supports schools throughout DSPL7 for both primary and secondary schools, helping children who have a range of difficulties in accessing the curriculum. Schools are able to refer for Outreach support by completing the referral form below, obtaining a parent’s signature and emailing it to email@example.com.
The Links AP Academy Outreach Service
Links Multi Academy Trust Outreach Team serve primary and secondary schools in the St Albans and Harpenden area. They support children and young people who are experiencing social, emotional, mental health and behaviour difficulties, with planned intervention and training for staff.
The Cedars Primary Support Base
The Primary support base was opened in September 2019 and offers up to 2 terms of full-time education for 6 students from schools within the DSPL7 area who are ‘at risk’ of permanent exclusion. The Cedars provides intense and personalised provision for Y1-Y6 pupils whilst also aiming to equip them with the skills they require to be successful in a mainstream setting, or in some cases, a specialist provision. All schools within the DPSL7 area are able to refer students for consideration for the Panel which takes place termly. The Panel will then decide which students have the most significant need and referring schools will be informed of the outcome.