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Welcome to St Albans, Harpenden and Villages DSPL7 Website

Forthcoming Events

 

Training and Support for Schools/Settings:

Word Aware Training

Date: 17th June 2019

Venue: St Albans Children's Centre, Church Crescent

Cost: £80

 

Early Years Training - Supporting Children with Autism & Social Communication Needs

Date: Various dates in 2019 - see flyer for details

Venue: St Albans Fire Station

Cost: FREE to schools within DSPL7

 

Elklan Primary Courses

Date: Summer 2019 - see flyer for details

Venue: see flyer for details

Cost: DSPL7 part-funds schools and settings

 

ASD Leads/SENCO meetings for Professionals from Primary and Secondary Schools

Date: various 2018/19- see flyer for details

Venue: STAGS

FREE to attend

 

Mental Health Leads Level 2 Training

Date: various 2019 - see flyer for details.

Venue: various

FREE to attend

As requested by a number of schools, a Mental Health Lead and Deputy Lead job role description has been put together with input from a number of agencies and schools. As we know for many schools, this is an ‘add on’ responsibility for existing members of staff and we are hoping this will support the message of the role and raise awareness with SLT and other staff members. The job role description also includes 5 new Mental Health Leads Training dates.

Bookings can be made via SchoolMHTraining@hertfordshire.gov.uk

 

ENF Parent Survey

Hertfordshire County Council (HCC) would like to hear parents’ views about the Exceptional Needs Funding (ENF) system.  ENF is HCC’s system for distributing ‘top up’ funding to Hertfordshire mainstream schools, pre-schools and nurseries for children with SEND (special educational needs and/or disabilities) The survey is for parents/carers of children aged 3 to 18 years old with SEND (special educational needs and/or disabilities) whose mainstream school, play group or nursery has applied for or been awarded ENF (exceptional needs funding) from 2016 onwards. The survey has been designed in partnership with Herts Parent Carer Involvement (HPCI) which is the parent carer forum for Hertfordshire and is being hosted by them.  The survey is open until Sunday 9th June and can be found at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ENFPS2019

 

Mental Health First Aid courses

Date: various 2019/20 - see flyer for details.

Venue: various

FREE to attend

 

My Teen Brain

Date: various 2019/20 - see flyer for details.

Venue: TBC

FREE to attend

 

Good Autism Practice Training

Good Autism Practice Training (referred to as Tier 2) for INCO/SENCos, teachers, autism 'champions', teaching assistants.

Date: 17th June

Venue: Hertfordshire Development Centre

 

Leading Good Autism Practice (referred to as Tier 3) for Senior Leadership, SEND Governors, INCO/SENCo

Date: 27th June, 9th July

Venue: Hertfordshire Development Centre

To book, or for further information on both training courses, email: training-aet@hertfordshire.gov.uk

 

Communication and Autism Team Advice Line

Phone line to Communication and Autism Team - to discuss an issue or query about a child or young person with autism, speech, language or communication needs.  Open to professionals and also to parents

 

Educational Psychology Service Contactline

A quick queries service available to parents/carers, school staff and other professionals

 

Hertfordshire's SEND Local Offer Events

 

Sessions and support for Parents/Carers:

ADD-vance Understanding ADHD

Dates: 6 week course starts May 15th 2019

Venue: Children's Centre, Marshalswick, St Albans

Cost: FREE but booking is essential

 

SPACE Parent Support Group - St Albans

For more information please contact SPACE directly:

Website: www.spaceherts.org.uk

Email: spaceherts@gmail.com

 

NAS Herts Branch Parent/Carer Drop In Session

Date/time: Ongoing throughout 2019 - see flyer for details

Venue: Fleetville Community Centre, St Albans

FREE to attend

 

Parent on the Autistic Spectrum Support Group (P.A.S.S.)

Date/time: Monthly - see flyer for details

Venue: Hemel Hempstead

FREE to attend

Referral form for P.A.S.S.

 

Supporting Links

Talking Families

Talking Teens

Talking Dads

Date: various 2019

Venue: various - see individual flyer for more details.

FREE to attend

Referral Form

 

Communication and Autism Team Advice Line

Phone line to Communication and Autism Team - to discuss an issue or query about a child or young person with autism, speech, language or communication needs.  Open to professionals and also to parents

  

Simple Solutions Workshops 

Simple Solutions Workshops with Sally Glossop. Problem solving sessions for parents/carers of children and young people aged 0-25 with ASD.

Please note that it is not necessary for your child/young person to have a formal diagnosis for you to attend this session

 

Support sessions for parents of children/young people with a diagnosis of ASC

These sessions are offered by Anne Pocock, Specialist Teacher for Autism and Magda Glinkowska, Early Years Autism Specialist 

 

Educational Psychology Service Contactline

A quick queries service available to parents/carers, school staff and other professionals

 

Phoenix Parents Support Group - please contact us for details

 

Up On Downs Hertfordshire - For children with Down's Syndrome and their parents/carers

  

Natural Flair Parenting Courses and Workshops

 

Families Feeling Safe – Protective Behaviours for mums, dads and carers

 

Hertfordshire's SEND Local Offer Events

  

Sessions for Children/Young People:

 

St Albans Lego Club

Dates: see flyer for details

Venue: Fleetville Community Centre

Cost: £2 for child, £1 per sibling

 

Space Mindfulness

Dates: see flyer for details

Venue: The Jubilee Centre

Cost: £35 for 5 weeks

 

Exam Stress Workshops

 

Siblings Group

 

Potential Kids - social/activities group for young people on the autistic spectrum or with ADHD

 

Up On Downs Hertfordshire - For children with Down's Syndrome and their parents/carers

 

Spectrum Basketball sessions at Westminster Lodge