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North Herts
Education Support Centre

Primary Support

NHPSS Overview

North Herts Primary Support Service is a commissioned service providing SEMH support for pupils in Letchworth, Baldock and Royston partnership areas.

Three of the Partnerships of the local DSPL
(Letchworth, Baldock and Royston, the Tri-Partnership) have:

‘Commissioned NHESC to provide appropriate outreach support on behalf of the learners using High Needs Block funding’

NHESC having been commissioned, have created the North Herts Primary Support Service (NHPSS) 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

Model of SEMH Support in DSPL1

The aim of this approach is to support schools, children and families with a focus on appropriate support and advice to ultimately reduce the number of children at significant risk of or who have been permanently excluded. The model supports direct work with high needs SEMH pupils, while also facilitating early intervention advice and training in school. 

NHPSS advice /training is available at all tiers.