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North Herts
Education Support Centre

Primary Support

NHPSS Overview

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.