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Rivers ESC provides education for young people at Key Stage 3 and 4 who are out of mainstream education. The Phoenix

Centre Provides support to primary pupils at risk of permanent exclusion.

Our role includes:

• Championing their learning needs whether they are planning to return to mainstream school, special provision or

completing their secondary education at KS4; additionally supporting their transition onto post 16 provision

• Ensuring they have the best possible education and every chance to realise their potential

• Offering personalised support plans and interventions to raise attainment and aspirations for the future which

includes access arrangement assessments

• Tracking their progress and targeting resources effectively to promote achievement.

Rivers ESC works with a range of different services e.g. EPs, Advisory Teachers, Social Care Teams, Virtual Schools for young

people in care, CYPMHS services and carers, Police and Youth Crime Workers including Gangs in Schools and SASH. Rivers

ESC operates across both DSPL3 and DSPL4 with a Primary and Secondary Outreach team who work with children and young

people in Centre and in other mainstream schools. We are located on two sites; Key Stage 3 Centre, Churchfields, Hertford, Herts,

SG13 8AE and KS4 Centre, Old Essex Road, Hoddesdon, Herts, EN11 0AA and The Primary Phoenix Centre at Old Essex Road.

If you would like to find out more about Rivers ESC or you have any questions or concerns, please contact:


Mr Andy Stuart - Head of Rivers ESC – 01992 534841

or any other member of the Senior Leadership Team (SLT)

SLT: Miss Nicky Traynor - KS4 Deputy Head, Dr Michael McDermott - KS3 Deputy Head


Lisa Demetri Assistant-Headteacher KS3 and KS4

Phoenix Centre Manager - Mrs Sue Camp

Mrs Linda Hayden - School Business Manager


Email: or

This document is published by Rivers ESC and fulfils the requirements of the SEND Information Report.

To find out more about Hertfordshire’s local offer of services and provisions for children and young people with SEN visit:

The Hertfordshire Local Offer