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DSPL4 Primary Outreach

Rivers ESC Primary Outreach provides support and early intervention for pupils in mainstream primary schools who are displaying difficult behaviour.

We are a tier 2 service available to our DSPL4 mainstream primary schools requesting support for referred pupils to manage their difficult behaviour.
Serving Broxbourne, Cheshunt, Goffs Oak, Hoddesdon, Turnford, Waltham Cross and Wormley.

We aim to provide short term intervention to facilitate long term change.
By providing early intervention for primary aged pupils with emotional and behavioural difficulties and support for our colleagues in schools, we aim to reduce the need for suspensions and permanent exclusion.

Who can be referred?

Our service is for pupils who are showing difficult behaviours at school and may benefit from early intervention to prevent suspensions and permanent exclusion.

Schools must ensure they have parent/carer consent in order for us to work with the pupil.

What does our service offer?

Rivers ESC Primary Outreach team work in partnership with DSPL4 Primary schools to promote pro-social behaviour.

We offer to:

  • Observe the pupil in school and feed back to school staff with suggested strategies and next steps
  • Work with school staff and parents to agree support incorporating information provided on the referral form and through completion of the Hertfordshire Behaviour Questionnaire
  • Support school staff to develop an individual therapeutic plan in line with Hertfordshire's therapeutic approach
  • Hold strategy and solution focused meetings
  • Provide one to one intervention sessions with pupils planned around their individual needs. The duration of the support is dependent on the child's needs. The intervention may be focused on developing the pupil's:
    • emotional literacy
    • emotional regulation
    • social skills
    • self-esteem
  • Review support and assess progress
  • Provide a written final report

Information for Parents

Our service is for pupils who are showing difficult behaviours at school and may benefit from early intervention to prevent suspensions and permanent exclusion. 

Rivers ESC Primary Outreach team work in partnership with DSPL4 Primary schools to promote pro-social behaviour.

Parental consent and engagement is required for our service to support your child at school. Review meetings will be held to review your child's progress. 

Referrals can only be made by school staff.

Our Team

Primary Outreach Manager: Jackie Richardson (jackie.richardson@riversesc.herts.sch.uk)
Outreach workers:
Gabriella Ricotta, Holly Howard

Referral Form

Referrals can only be made by school staff.

Please complete the referral form in full, ensuring parent/carer written consent is included and email to Jackie Richardson (jackie.richardson@riversesc.herts.sch.uk)

DSPL4 Referral Form

 

 

TESTIMONIALS

The pupil thoroughly enjoyed his sessions with the outreach worker and built an excellent relationship with her. The outreach worker was very helpful and able to suggest strategies to help the pupil at school. Overall, we have seen an improvement in their behaviour at school. – SENCO

 

The support has been useful for the pupil to learn about social expectations and to develop some self-confidence. We will continue to use some of the strategies that have been recommended.  – SENCO

 

The outreach worker really made a great impact on my child’s behaviour in a positive way. Very professional and knowledgeable to her role. – Parent