North Herts Primary Support Service is a commissioned service which from April 2016 provides SEMH support for pupils in Letchworth, Baldock and Royston partnership areas.
It currently comprises of nine staff: one teacher, one senior support staff, five support staff, an assistant head/manager and one full time admin assistant. The one teacher and the NHPSS manager also have a percentage of their working time assigned to NHESC commitments.
Three of the Partnerships of the local DSPL
(Letchworth, Baldock and Royston) have formed a management sub group and have:
‘Commissioned NHESC to provide appropriate outreach support on behalf of the learners using High Needs Block funding’
The baseline outcomes are that pupils worked with by the NHPSS will
- Make positive progress and achievement
- Engage in Learning as a result of the work done with their social, emotional and mental health difficulties allowing them to access a full curriculum by helping to remove their barriers to learning
The NHPSS will also meet all statutory and other responsibilities relating to excluded pupils on behalf of HCC.