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’
In the Autumn Term 2017 it was confirmed that the NHESC have been commissioned to continue, from 2018 to 2020, to provide primary support services to Letchworth, Baldock and Royston.
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.