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Contact Information 

If you would like to speak to a member of staff regarding any special educational needs or disabilities, our SENCo, Louise Dembowicz,  can be reached on 01727 823283 or via the SENCo Assistant at 

Send Information Report 

Our SEND Information Report details the ways in which the school supports pupils and families.  


What is Delivering Special Provision Locally (DSPL)? 

DSPL is a Hertfordshire-wide partnership approach where parents, staff in early years settings and schools, further education colleges, local authority officers and representatives from other agencies, work together as part of an Area Group, reviewing and developing the range of provision and support services available to their local community that: 

  • Meets the needs of children and young people with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND), aged 0-25, as close to home as possible. 
  • Improves outcomes for wellbeing and attainment 
  • Widens choice for children and parents/carers 
  • Removes barriers to learning 
  • Uses resources more effectively 

This will enable parents, staff and young people to access a wide range of information, resources and referral forms, along with a directory of services across the local area and to understand what services they and their families can expect from a range of local agencies. This was introduced as part of the Children and Families Bill and became law in 2014. 

Useful Websites 

ADD-vance – support and empower adults, children and families with Autism and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.

Angels – offers friendship, support, sharing of ideas and advice from professionals.

HAND – Hertfordshire Additional Needs Database

HARC – supporting families & people living with autism. Harc is the Hertfordshire branch of the National Autistic Society.

Up on Downs – Up on Downs is a parent run organisation which supports families of children with Down’s Syndrome.

Phoenix – empowering young people up to the age of 25 who have a hearing impairment.

Kids Hub – HUBs offer information and support for parents and carers of disabled children and young people aged 0-19

Down’s Syndrome Association – provides information, support and advice for those with Down’s Syndrome and their families.

Down Syndrome Education International – a national resource for children, parents, carers, teachers and researchers. Devises programmes to encourage children to progress, provides parenting skills and undertakes research.

Down Syndrome Service – A highly specialist service to support the specific learning profile of those with Down Syndrome.

The Communication Trust – we support everyone who works with children and young people in England to support their speech, language and communication.

Contact a Family – for families with disabled children.

Herts Parent Carer Involvement – an independent network of parent carers from all over Hertfordshire.

IPSEA – Independent Parental Special Education Advice.

SENDIASS in Hertfordshire – provides impartial and confidential information, advice and support to parents and carers of children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND), and young people and children with SEND.

Families in Focus – Families in Focus provides parenting courses that support parents in their local community to bring harmony, balance and enjoyment to family life. Free courses available across Hertfordshire.

PALMS – are a family-led service working to understand and support the significant impact of challenges experienced by families of children and young people with learning disabilities and/or ASD.

Carers in Hertfordshire – ensure all carers receive information, advice and support.  Enable carers to participate in service planning and decision making.  A platform for the voice of carers.

Autism Education Trust – The purpose of the Autism Education Trust (AET) is to improve the education of children and young people with autism.

National Autistic Society – Offers people with autism, their families and carers information, advice and support.

PDA (Pathological Demand Avoidance Syndrome) Society – a voice for PDA, awareness campaigns and sharing information.

Space – a support group for parent/carers of children and young people with ASD, ADHD and related conditions.