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Contents
Foreword5                                              Quality of education and improvements41
Inclusion and SEND7                                    School improvement consultancy                        42
                                                        Ofsted readiness                                      43
Effective leadership of SEND and inclusion         8
                                                        School improvement review                             44
SEND review                                        9
                                                        External review of strategies and policies            45
Effective leadership of Pupil Premium             10
                                                        Headteacher appraisal                                 46
Pupil Premium review                              11
                                                        Ensuring effective teacher appraisal                  47
Inclusion support for early years in schools      12
                                                        Middle leaders: securing good outcomes                48
Inclusion SEND audit for early years in schools   13
                                                        Supported peer review                                 49
Thumbs up with Fidget for early
years in schools: appropriate group work          15   Business support for early years in schools           50
English as an additional language (EAL) support   17   Governor services consultancy                         51
English as an additional language (EAL) audit     18   Governor services annual subscription                 52
Autism training                                   19   External review of governance                         53
Autism/Complex Communication Needs (CCN)          20   Accelerating the progress of your
                                                        most able learners                                    54
Educational psychology                            21
                                                        Primary assessment support and moderation             55
Learning support                                  22
                                                        Effective use of assessment and data                  56
Sensory impairment assessment and reporting       23
                                                        Curriculum audit and review                           57
Hearing impairment                                24
                                                        Subject consultancy                                   58
Hearing/vision screening                          25
                                                        Coaching59
Vision impairment                                 26
                                                        Newly qualified teacher induction                     60
Braille competency in education test              27
                                                        Early years foundation stage                          61
Multi-sensory impairment                          28

Safeguarding and attendance29                          Other support services62
                                                        School admissions distance measuring service          63
Safeguarding subscription                         31
                                                        Free school meals eligibility checking service        64
Standalone safeguarding support packages          32
                                                        The Key for school leaders                            65
Safeguarding training                             33
                                                        Service information                                   66
Education welfare                                 35
                                                        Service costs and payment                             67
Attendance health-check                           37
Supervision support                               38
Attendance network surgeries                      39

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This year we are again offering
      an early bird discount
      To take advantage of the advanced purchase price, confirm your service orders on e-Store by
      31st March 2021 for maintained schools and by 31st July 2021 for non-maintained schools.

      Additional ‘Top-ups’ can be purchased, as required, throughout the year.

      Visit the e-Store at: eduservsestore.worcschildrenfirst.org.uk to find out more.

      NEW for 2021
      Look out for our NEW services for
      2021 throughout the directory.
      These services have been developed in response to
      customer feedback and need.

      If you do not see a service to best meet your need,
      then please contact us to discuss your requirements
      and we can advise on a bespoke solution.

      Email: Schoolservices@worcschildrenfirst.org.uk

      Telephone: 01905 844300

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Foreword
Worcestershire Children First have children at the heart of everything we do. Our mission is to support children and
young people to be happy, healthy and safe.

The directory provides an overview of the traded education services we offer, which underpin our values; good
education for all and to protect children from harm.

Our safeguarding and attendance services can help to ensure compliance with statutory and regulatory
requirements and assist in attendance related concerns.

To help remove barriers to learning, effectively support emotional health and wellbeing and SEND (special
educational needs and/or disabilities) and ensure your pupils participate, learn and make progress, our expert
inclusion and SEND practitioners and specialist teachers can provide a range of intervention, group approaches and
consultancy.

We offer challenge and support across our range of quality and improvement services to help you to drive
improvements, assess and raise standards and deliver a high-quality education.

We aim to provide a bespoke and responsive service which supports your needs and is based on a national
framework in the local context.

Please contact us if you have identified any areas of support not listed in the directory, that you think we could offer
or need support with.

Schoolservices@worcschildrenfirst.org.uk

01905 844300

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You can find out more about our services, meet the teams, read our case studies and access useful resources on our
website: www.worcschildrenfirst.org.uk/education

      Training & Conferences
      Finding time to focus on continuing professional development can be difficult during these challenging
      times.

      To ensure staff within schools and settings continue to have access to CPD and professional learning we
      have adapted our CPD offer and delivery approach to include virtual learning.

      We offer a comprehensive range of professional development across a range of areas; early years,
      teaching and learning, assessment, inclusion, safeguarding, SEND, leadership and governance, behaviour
      and much more.

              Online Content		                   Expert Teaching			                   Group Discussion

      To find out more visit our website:
      www.worcschildrenfirst.org.uk/education and search ‘conferences’ or ‘training’

      Never miss out
      on training or
      conference updates
      Visit our website:
      www.worcschildrenfirst.
      org.uk/education
      and sign up to our
      mailing list.

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Inclusion and SEND

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Effective leadership of SEND and inclusion

(Previously ‘Securing good outcomes for pupils with SEND’)

Developing the leadership of SEND/Inclusion through providing bespoke consultancy and/or conducting a whole
school needs audit to improve provision in order to accelerate progress and improve outcomes for the most
vulnerable pupils in your school/setting.

We can create tailored packages according to your
school’s individual requirements. Activities may include:    Benefits
                                                             „      Develop a clear Graduated Approach
„    developing and embedding a clear
                                                                    to ensure needs are effectively met
     graduated approach to meeting the
     needs of pupils with SEND                               „      Strengthen skills, knowledge and
                                                                    understanding of leaders to ensure
„    analysing and using data to target interventions
                                                                    they act as influential ambassadors
     and determine the impact of provision
                                                                    for pupils with SEND
     on learner progress and outcomes
                                                             „      Embed rigorous monitoring processes
„    developing effective provision management
                                                                    to effectively evidence impact and
     systems for mapping and evaluating the
                                                                    evaluate the quality of provision
     quality and impact of provision in place
                                                             „      Improve academic and wider
„    curriculum support
                                                                    outcomes for pupils with SEND
„    preparation for Ofsted inspection
„    SENCo development and support (this can
                                                            Costs
     include leadership development, effective
     provision development and target setting,              £324 (3 hours). Upon enquiry an adviser will
     monitoring impact and outcomes, role of                recommend the number of hours required to meet
     the SENCo, communicating with parents                  your needs. Multiple 3-hour sessions can be purchased
     and services, leading effective meetings)              to achieve delivery.
„    support and guidance in relation to
     statutory website compliance
                                                            Contact
                                                            SchoolImprovement@worcschildrenfirst.org.uk
„    developing the role of the SEND governor
„    effective deployment of support staff
                                                            Training
„    reviewing the effectiveness of policies,
                                                            Enhance the quality of provision and support better
     procedures and statutory duties
                                                            outcomes for pupils with our SENCo Leadership
     for pupils with SEND
                                                            Development Programme. Dates for scheduled
„    programmes of bespoke training for                     training can be viewed at CPD online:
     whole staff, groups or individuals
                                                            https://eduservscpd.worcschildrenfirst.org.uk

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SEND review

(Previously ‘SEND audit’)

The SEND review will support accurate school self-evaluation and strengthen the leadership capacity of SEND/
Inclusion within your school. It will provide evidence to support inspection and identify priorities for improving
outcomes for pupils with SEND.

A SEND specialist from the School Improvement Team or Learning Support Team will work alongside the school
SEND/inclusion leader to undertake a rigorous SEND audit and model effective practice.

By completing the SEND review, the school will gain:
                                                                Benefits
„    a review of the effectiveness of
                                                                This well-focused programme provides
     the SEND information
                                                                a powerful opportunity for:
„    report and key policy documentation
                                                                „     ensuring the school’s SEND
„    a clear and comprehensive
                                                                      statutory duties are met
     overview of the school’s
                                                                „     incorporating a whole-school
„    graduated approach and the effectiveness of
                                                                      approach to SEND to ensure an
     whole school provision in meeting pupils’ needs
                                                                      inclusive ethos and culture
„    an evaluation of data tracking systems
                                                                „     supporting SENCos in the development
     to determine the impact of provision
                                                                      of their role as influential ambassadors
     on learner progress and outcomes
                                                                      for pupils with SEND and their families
„    1:1 consultancy and professional discussion with
                                                                „     maximising the quality of provision
     a SEND specialist to model effective practice
                                                                      to further support pupils with
     and provide key recommendations to ensure
                                                                      SEND and improve outcomes
     that all learners with SEND achieve well
„    support with action planning to ensure
     priorities are developmental and lead                    Costs
     to sustainable improvements                              £324 (3 hours). Upon enquiry an adviser will
„    the outcomes of this meeting can be used                 recommend the number of hours required to meet
     by the school to prioritise areas for SEND               your needs. Multiple 3-hour sessions can be purchased
     development which could be included in                   to achieve delivery.
     the school’s overarching self-evaluation
     and School Improvement Plan                              Contact
                                                              SchoolImprovement@worcschildrenfirst.org.uk

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Effective leadership of Pupil Premium

(Previously ‘Securing good outcomes for disadvantaged pupils’)

Our team can provide a wide range of specialist guidance, bespoke support and professional challenge in order to
develop whole school provision to secure improvement and maximise the achievement of disadvantaged pupils.

The needs of schools vary significantly so our team can
create tailored packages according to your individual         Benefits
requirements. Activities can include:                         „     External advice and challenge contribute to
„   a review of whole school provision,                             school evaluation and development planning
    organised in collaboration with SLT, based                „     Supports the improvement of high-
    on agreed objectives and clear evaluation                       quality inclusive teaching
„   joint monitoring activities such as                       „     Promotes a whole-school approach to
    learning walks, lesson observations,                            meeting individual learner needs
    work scrutiny, learner discussions                        „     Supports leaders in the development
„   analysis and evaluation of school data                          of their strategic role
    to determine the impact of provision on                   „     Ensures school compliance with
    learner progress and wider outcomes                             statutory requirements
„   a review of key policy documentation
„   providing exemplar templates, tools and materials       Costs
„   bespoke consultancy with a range of                     £324 (3 hours). Upon enquiry an adviser will
    school leaders, including governors                     recommend the number of hours required to meet
„   developing provision management systems                 your needs. Multiple 3-hour sessions can be purchased
    to effectively map and evaluate the quality             to achieve delivery.
    and impact of provision in place
„   training for whole staff, groups or individuals         Contact
„   providing recommendations to ensure                     SchoolImprovement@worcschildrenfirst.org.uk
    that all learners make at least expected                Enhance the quality of provision and support better
    progress and that attainment gaps are                   outcomes for pupils with our pupil premium network
    narrowed between different groups                       meetings. Dates for scheduled inclusion meetings can
„   support and guidance in relation to                     be viewed at CPD online:
    statutory website compliance
                                                            https://eduservscpd.worcschildrenfirst.org.uk
„   support and guidance in constructing
    an effective pupil premium strategy

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Pupil Premium review

The purpose of the Pupil Premium review is to ensure your school’s Pupil Premium strategy is effective and to help
you explore a range of approaches to improve academic and wider outcomes for disadvantaged pupils.

The structure and focus of the Pupil Premium review
can be tailored according to a school’s individual needs       Benefits
but will generally, include:                                   „     Identification of strong practice
                                                                     and areas for improvement
„    review/evaluation of existing provision with a
     focus on tracking data and learner outcomes               „     Ensuring funding is used effectively
                                                                     to raise attainment and accelerate
„    exploring a range of approaches to
                                                                     progress for disadvantaged pupils
     support the academic progress and wider
     outcomes for disadvantaged pupils                         „     Improving provision and practice through
                                                                     interpreting data, evaluating impact,
„    identification of key strategies and effective
                                                                     raising expectations through quality first
     interventions that help to ‘diminish the difference’
                                                                     teaching and targeted interventions
     between disadvantaged learners and their peers
                                                               „     Meet DfE requirements in publishing
„    identification of staff training needs and
                                                                     an effective pupil premium strategy
     professional development opportunities
                                                               „     Ensuring a positive commentary
„    support to effectively report on the impact
                                                                     on the educational and wider
     of Pupil Premium funding and provision
                                                                     outcomes of eligible pupils
„    guidance and support to improve your
     school’s Pupil Premium strategy                         Don’t forget the Pupil Premium review is an effective
Level 1 (9 hours) includes:                                  and legitimate use of Pupil Premium funds.

„    preparation for visit involving scrutiny of Pupil       Costs
     Premium documentation and achievement data              Level 1: £974
„    half-day (4 hours) in school focusing
     on key areas identified                                 Level 2: £1,299
„    written report with clearly defined strengths
     and recommendations for development                     Contact
                                                             SchoolImprovement@worcschildrenfirst.org.uk
This level is only recommended for small schools and
settings.                                                    Training
Level 2 (12 hours) is the same as level 1 but also           Enhance the quality of provision and support better
includes a whole day (7 hours) in school.                    outcomes for pupils with our Pupil Premium network
                                                             meetings. Dates for scheduled inclusion meetings can
                                                             be viewed at CPD online:
                                                             https://eduservscpd.worcschildrenfirst.org.uk

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Inclusion support for early years in schools

Enhance the quality of teaching and learning of children with SEND in your early years setting with the support of
our bespoke consultancy, training and advice service.

We can create bespoke support according to your
school’s individual requirements. Activities may                 Benefits
include:                                                         „    Effective leadership and management
„   supporting early identification and intervention             „    Enhanced quality of provision
„   observations and planning for children with SEND             „    Staff confident in matters of inclusion
„   advice on role of Special Educational                        „    Meet the requirements of
    Needs Coordinator (SENCo)                                         the Ofsted framework
„   guidance on individual support/                              „    Raised attainment and improved
    educational plans and provision maps                              outcomes for children
„   visual aids and strategies
„   strategies to support specific                           Costs
    areas of development                                     £276 (3 hours). Upon enquiry an adviser will
„   promoting positive behaviour for                         recommend the number of hours required to meet
    children with additional needs                           your needs. Multiple 3-hour sessions can be purchased
                                                             to achieve delivery.
„   support with liaison with parents
    for consistency of approach
                                                             Contact
„   guidance on SEND policies required
    within early years settings                              eyinclusion@worcschildrenfirst.org.uk

„   support with and signposting to a range of
                                                             Training
    professionals and specialist agencies
                                                             Inclusion training can also be purchased as in-
„   advice on providing quality transition support
                                                             house training, which provides practitioners with
„   audit of inclusive practice and                          the opportunity to train all staff (maximum 20) to
    send action plan (6 hours)                               fully embed the learning in your setting’s day to day
                                                             practice. Some examples of training include:

                                                             „       introduction to speech and language
                                                                     difficulties in the early years (£266)
                                                             „       promoting positive behaviour 0-5 (£266)
                                                             „       Introduction to Down Syndrome (£266)
                                                             „       effective early identification for SEND (£266)
                                                             „       individual provision mapping (£266)
                                                             „       thumbs up with fidget - appropriate small group
                                                                     work (speech and language focus) (£266)
                                                             „       inclusive practice workshop - 3 hours (£398)
                                                             „       new to role of SENCo training (includes send code
                                                                     of practice and role of SENCo) - 4 hours (£530)

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Inclusion SEND audit for early years in schools

Develop your leadership of SEND and inclusion by conducting a SEND audit of your provision. An experienced
early years inclusion consultant will complete an observation of your setting (maximum 2 rooms) using a checklist
to audit your provision. It will determine any adaptations, resources, training or activities that require development
to support inclusive practice and to improve outcomes for children with SEND. An action plan will be produced in
liaison with the setting SENCo and/or manager to achieve future developments.

The early years inclusion consultant will spend 3-hours observing general practice in your setting, and a staff survey
will be completed prior to the observation.

The audit will incorporate the following areas of practice:      Benefits
„    graduated response                                          „     Preparation for Ofsted ‘readiness’ and
„    partnership with parents                                          quality assurance self-evaluations
„    promoting positive behaviour                                „     Enhance the quality of provision and
„    inclusion funding                                                 support better outcomes for children
                                                                       with SEND and/or disabilities
„    send policies and procedures
                                                                 „     Improve provision of inclusive educational
„    interactions between staff and child
                                                                       activities; embedding a clear graduated
„    staff training and CPD                                            approach to meeting SEND needs.
„    children who are looked after                               „     Recommendations of next steps
The consultant will feedback their findings to                         and areas of staff development
the SENCo and/or manager and an action plan
will be produced in conjunction with the setting               Costs
(approximately 1 hour).                                        £530

                                                               Contact
                                                               eyinclusion@worcschildrenfirst.org.uk

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SENCo leadership programme
      The SENCo leadership programme has been designed and developed around the SEN Code of Practice
      and Ofsted Education Inspection Framework to ensure schools are meeting their statutory duties and
      that support for pupils with SEND is highly effective. The programme will equip participants with the
      skills to develop a more strategic approach to leading SEND and enable participants to reflect on current
      practices to identify how approaches can be adapted to greater influence other key staff and further
      develop an inclusive school culture.

      To enquire and register your interest in the SENCo leadership programme, contact:
      WorkforceSupport@worcschildrenfirst.org.uk

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Thumbs up with Fidget for early years in schools: appropriate group work

An in-house programme which supports children’s listening and attention skills through engaging small group activities.

For children’s language and communication to progress appropriately, children must be able to actively listen and
engage in group activities. This is a modelling programme that supports the development of children’s building blocks
for learning (listening and attention skills).

A 3-hour programme delivered as 2 x 1½ hour sessions, with a minimum of two weeks in between each session.

Session 1                                                       Benefits
The inclusion officer will model to setting staff how
                                                                „     The staff team will embed the active
to plan engaging small group activities; using visual
                                                                      listening cards into their everyday routine,
props to focus the children’s attention in appropriately
                                                                      supporting communication with the children.
grouped sessions.
                                                                „     The small group sessions will enable
A story sack will be loaned and collected on session 2                staff to identify any possible speech
for staff to practise with.                                           and language needs more quickly
                                                                      and put interventions into place
Session 2                                                       „     The use of real objects and more visual
Setting staff will deliver a session which will be                    aids to support story telling will enable all
observed and appraised by the inclusion officer.                      children to be fully engaged in learning
                                                                      activities, especially during story sessions

                                                              Costs
                                                              £276 (3 hours). Option of buying additional sessions if
                                                              required.

                                                              Contact
                                                              eyinclusion@worcschildrenfirst.org.uk

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We are an extra pair
      of hands... here to help
      Pupils may experience difficulties with learning at any time throughout school life.
      The past year has been particularly challenging for many pupils, there is an even
      greater need to help vulnerable pupils make progress and close the gap.
      The Learning Support Team provides support to meet the needs of
      pupils with Specific Learning Difficulties (SPLD) and those struggling to
      engage or unmotivated to learn.
      A bespoke service is available to offer pupil assessment and tuition, recommend
      effective strategies, inclusive practices and targeted interventions to improve
      access to the curriculum, accelerate progress and remove barriers to learning.
      “Thank you so much for all the additional information you sent regarding
      the Y6 children. It was very comprehensive and very useful. We really
      appreciate it. Thank you for the recommendations for the Y5 pupil too.”

      To find out how we can help contact the LST
      Email: Hdavies@worcschildrenfirst.org.uk
      Telephone: 01905 845397

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English as an additional language (EAL) support

An EAL service is available to non-maintained and out of county schools to build the capacity of schools to improve
outcomes for EAL learners.

Support available from the EAL service includes:

„   bespoke consultancy
„   termly networking meetings and a range of
    training workshops for EAL coordinators,
    NQTs, class teachers and parents
„   EAL audit/health check followed up
    with help and advice to make your
    school inclusive and EAL friendly
„   fast response visit and toolkit for new arrivals
„   assessment guidance and tools
„   resource loans

Costs
Costs for Worcestershire maintained schools are
met from de-delegated funding and no purchase
is required. The EAL service is commissioned by
Worcestershire Schools Forum.

For Worcestershire non-maintained and out of county
schools the costs are £251 (3 hours). Upon enquiry an
adviser will recommend the number of hours required
to meet your needs. Multiple 3-hour sessions can be
purchased to achieve delivery.

Contact
EAL@worcschildrenfirst.org.uk

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English as an additional language (EAL) audit

How well do you support your English as an Additional Language (EAL) learners?

The Learning Support EAL team will work with you to
audit your provision for EAL learners in terms of:

„   leadership and management
„   teaching and learning
„   whole school environment
„   assessment
„   parents/carers and the community
„   emotional health and wellbeing the
    learning support EAL team will:
„   provide a summary which identifies the
    positive features of your current provision
    and recommends areas for development
    and how this might be achieved
„   support you to draw up an action plan
    which reflects your priorities
„   offer support by providing advice,
    resources and or training

Costs
Costs for Worcestershire maintained schools are
met from de-delegated funding and no purchase
is required. The EAL service is commissioned by
Worcestershire Schools Forum.

For Worcestershire non-maintained and out of county
schools the costs are £251(3 hours). Upon enquiry an
adviser will recommend the number of hours required
to meet your needs. Multiple 3-hour sessions can be
purchased to achieve delivery.

Contact
EAL@worcschildrenfirst.org.uk

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Autism training

An understanding of autism in schools will improve the lives of children and young people on the autism spectrum. Our
training seeks to explain certain presentations and to give practical advice on how to directly support these in school.

The increasing number of children and young people with autism presents challenges to staff at a time when
resources are stretched, and school leaders face many competing demands.

Our highly experienced specialist teachers and
practitioners can provide training on:                           Benefits
                                                                 „    Address Ofsted’s concerns regarding
„    autism awareness and understanding
                                                                      vulnerable learners with autism and provide
„    practical and strategic training for all                         evidence for your school inspection
     levels of staff to support your school in
                                                                 „    Narrow and close the gap between
     meeting the needs of children and young
                                                                      the attainment of learners on the
     people on the autism spectrum.
                                                                      autism spectrum and their peers
„    whole-class strategies
                                                                 „    Align your provision with that of
„    specific individualised strategies and interventions             the Graduated Response
We provide flexible, bespoke training to suit individual         „    Improve your school’s quality of
school needs. Training can be delivered as whole day                  teaching for children with autism
INSET or as twilight sessions.                                   „    Enhance your capacity to effectively meet
                                                                      their needs and support their access to
                                                                      both the learning and social environment
                                                                 „    Improve the quality of the teaching
                                                                      and learning environment
                                                                 „    Reduce the anxiety levels of pupils
                                                                      on the autism spectrum
                                                                 „    Understand and improve the
                                                                      behaviours of learners with autism
                                                                      and improve the safety of pupils

                                                               Contact
                                                               Autism@worcschildrenfirst.org.uk

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Autism/Complex Communication Needs (CCN)

Support and advice to help learners with autism or complex communication needs to achieve their full potential. The
Autism team seeks to build the capacity of your school/setting to meet the individual needs of children and young people
from Early Years to F/HE. It is our preferred method to empower the setting – and individuals within it – to be able to
continue our work beyond our direct involvement to build a setting’s capacity and to benefit further young people.

Autism/CCN and communication and interaction                    Autism/CCN and sensory and/or physical
„    Evidence-backed social skills groups                       „    Autism/sensory awareness and
„    Modelling good autism practice to promote the                   understanding for the learner
     development of communication and interaction
                                                                „    Sensory audits of the environment
„    Bespoke Social Communication Groups                             and young person
„    Peer Awareness Work                                        „    Delivery of programmes to support
„    Support for development of lunchtime                            individualised sensory needs
     and after school clubs
„    Transition preparation sessions with                       Autism/CCN and other
     a pupil/group of pupils and creating                       „    Parent workshops – a range of
     individualised transition plans                                 bespoke autism related topics
Autism/CCN and cognition and learning                           „    Drop-in service for parents and/or staff
„    Identification of strengths, learning barriers             „    Supported completion of ‘Family
     and strategies to reduce those barriers                         Conversation’ and ‘My Views’
„    Identification of transition needs                         „    Creation of a Pupil Profile to enable staff to
„    Revision and exam skills                                        understand individual needs and approaches.
„    Advice on differentiation of the curriculum
„    Development of individualised resources                    Costs
     and hands-on support to model their use                    £251 (3 hours). Upon enquiry an adviser will
„    Support to develop and evaluate individual targets         recommend the number of hours required to
„    Support to develop planning                                meet your needs. Multiple 3-hour sessions
     and organisation skills                                    can be purchased to achieve delivery.
„    Revision and exam technique sessions for pupils            „    Package 1 (114 hours): £8,381 (saving £1,157)
„    Autism-specific support to develop                         „    Package 2 (57 hours): £4,191 (saving £578)
     skills in core subject areas
„    Interventions to develop literacy inference skills         Contact
Autism/CCN and social, mental and emotional health              Autism@worcschildrenfirst.org.uk

„    Re-integration plan and support to aid young
     person’s return to school after absence
„    An individualised meta-cognition
     approach to such as Homunculi
„    Emotional Literacy sessions
„    Pupil Mentoring
„    Diagnosis self-awareness sessions
     – for those with a diagnosis
„    Diagnosis awareness sessions – for
     peer awareness and support
„    Bespoke anxiety management
     intervention for pupils

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Educational psychology

The Educational Psychology team is available to provide support to ensure the psychological and learning needs of
your pupils are met. We can work with you to promote positive emotional health and wellbeing, provide effective
support for challenging pupils and help children and young people reach their academic and developmental potential.

Support from Educational Psychology is flexible and responsive to your needs. We work in a way which will help you find
solutions to key issues you may be facing and build your school capacity to meet your pupils’ needs in the longer term.

Work with children and young people                             High quality, bespoke training and whole school/
„    Gathering and representing views                           staff development.
„    Individual and group therapeutic support                   This support can be delivered to individuals, small
                                                                groups or to whole staff teams.
„    Individual assessment
„    Consultation and advice                                    „       Learning difficulties
„    Direct individual work to support                          „       Low-incidence difficulties
     access to the curriculum                                   „       Loss and bereavement
                                                                „       Behaviour management
Strategic whole-school work
                                                                „       Emotional wellbeing/mental health
„    Action research
                                                                „       Social and emotional development
„    Behaviour and inclusion audits
                                                                „       Adverse childhood experiences and trauma
„    Supervision
                                                                „       Social communication difficulties and Autism
„    Stress management for staff
                                                                „       Speech and language development
„    Team building
„    Collaborative problem-solving
„    Coaching                                                       Benefits

Work with parents/carers and                                        „    Increased understanding of pupil needs
                                                                         including the most vulnerable and complex
staff from other agencies
                                                                    „    Effective inclusion of pupils
„    Mediation
                                                                         in their local schools
„    Support for transition                                         „    Better relationships and joint working
„    Signposting and liaison                                             between schools and parents
„    Solution focused consultation                                  „    Increased effectiveness and consistency
„    Workshops and support groups                                        of pupil support and interventions
„    Specialist interventions using Video                           „    Better learning, social and emotional
                                                                         wellbeing outcomes for pupils
     Interaction Guidance (VIG)
                                                                    „    Reduced staff and parental stress levels
                                                                    „    Positive transitions between phases
                                                                         and stages of education

                                                                Costs
                                                                £276 (3 hours). Upon enquiry an adviser will recommend
                                                                the number of hours required to meet your needs. Multiple
                                                                3-hour sessions can be purchased to achieve delivery.

                                                                Contact
                                                                EdPsychology@worcschildrenfirst.org.uk

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Learning support

Enhance the capacity of your school or setting to meet the needs of children and young people with a range of
learning needs, through specialist advice, interventions, assessment and training. Support for schools in delivering
the graduated response in all 4 areas of need in the Code of Practice.

Communication and interaction                                 „       Identification of underlying learning
„ Identification and assessment of                                    difficulties which may impact on pupils’
                                                                      social and emotional development
   pupils with language delay
                                                              „       Recommendations to enable practitioners to
„ Targeted classroom strategies to support language                   minimise the impact of learning difficulties
   and communication difficulties in the classroom                    on emotional health and wellbeing
„ Support with interventions to develop
   expressive and receptive language skills                   Service delivery
„ Bespoke training packages tailored to schools’ needs        Support is delivered in half day sessions. A named
                                                              specialist teacher is allocated to each school or setting.
„ Assessment and advice for EAL learners with SEN
„ Communication friendly environment                          Schools purchasing the ‘Every Week’ package will
   audits and training                                        be allocated a named teacher to work with them for
                                                              6 hours a week for 32 weeks of the year. This could
Physical and sensory                                          include assessment, report writing, attending review
                                                              meetings, working with children or supporting staff
„ Movement assessments leading to advice regarding
    suitable interventions and classroom strategies           with ideas, resources or training.
„ Supporting schools to use the
    Dyspraxia Pathway effectively                                 Benefits
„ Advice, modelling and demonstration of a                        „    Vulnerable pupils make progress
    range of fine/gross motor and handwriting                          and the gap is narrowed
    interventions and resources
                                                                  „    Improved access to the curriculum through
Cognition and learning                                                 the promotion of inclusive practices
„ Support for schools to meet the needs of pupils                 „    Pupils’ emotional health and wellbeing is
    with a range of learning difficulties impacting on                 enhanced when their learning needs are
    the development of literacy and numeracy skills                    identified and addressed effectively
„ Full diagnostic assessment report including                     „    Inappropriate behaviours stemming
    standardised tests, targets and strategies
                                                                       from previously unidentified or unmet
„ Brief assessment and report with a specific focus                    learning needs are reduced
„ Modelling strategies and approaches
„ Advice and support to enable schools to use a range         Costs
    of ICT solutions to minimise barriers to learning         £251 (3 hours). Upon enquiry an adviser will
„ Monitoring and evaluation of the                            recommend the number of hours required to meet
    effectiveness of provision                                your needs. Multiple 3-hour sessions can be purchased
„ 1:1 tuition or small group teaching                         to achieve delivery.
„ Cognitive assessments                                       „       ‘Every Week’ package (32 weeks
„ Standardised testing to support application                         for £15,277 (saving £787)
    for Exam Access Arrangements                              „       Small school package (18hrs, NOR
Sensory impairment assessment and reporting

A specialist teacher (vision impairment, hearing impairment or multi-sensory impairment) will make a short assessment
visit and produce a one-page recommendations report.

Suitable for children and young people with mild, low-impact losses only.

1½ hours of support from a Specialist Teacher, to
include: one hour of in-school assessment, observation          Benefits
and feedback plus 1/2 hour for a one-page short                 „     Raised outcomes for pupils with
summary report, briefly detailing levels of hearing/                  sensory impairments from service with
vision, recommendations and exams arrangements                        a proven, successful track record
where appropriate.
                                                                „     Settings are compliant with Equality
„    Low-cost, brief assessment of vision and/or                      Act – making reasonable adjustments
     hearing for pupils with mild, low-impact losses
„    Advice from Specialist Teachers                          Costs
     on educational provision                                 £118
„    Examinations recommendations updated annually
     as appropriate by qualified professionals                Contact
Settings who have already purchased specialist                SensoryImpairment@worcschildrenfirst.org.uk
support can add extra time in smaller amounts,
allowing greater flexibility. Can also be purchased as an
“add-on” to existing sensory impairment consultancy,
for additional time required for further assessment
and reporting, children and young people will receive
the full 1½ hours’ support in the setting.

This is suitable for pupils with mild, low impact losses
who are not currently receiving commissioned support,
or as an “add-on” to existing support.

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Hearing impairment

A bespoke time-based support service is provided to schools and settings to offer practical support and targeted
strategies, using National Sensory Impairment Partnership (NatSIP) and WCF eligibility criteria, to deliver services
in order to close the gap between deaf children and their peers and remove barriers to learning for children and
young people (0-25 years).

The hearing impairment team offers support from teachers of the deaf, educational audiologist and specialist
teaching assistants. All have extensive experience of working with hearing impaired children and young people and
their families with a range of communication methods (including sign language) to overcome barriers to learning.

Specialised skills                                            Costs
„   Assessment and management of hearing                      £220 (3 hours). Upon enquiry an adviser will
    loss, including children with additional                  recommend the number of hours required to meet
    needs in special school settings                          your needs. Multiple 3-hour sessions can be purchased
„   Quality assurance of amplification systems                to achieve delivery.
    (radio aids, sound field systems and hearing aids)
    including reviewing effectiveness of aided hearing        Examples of support
„   Acoustic surveys of listening                             „   Introduction to Signing Training – to
    environments and recommendations                              support spoken language to enable
                                                                  access to the curriculum.
„   Access and exam arrangements for hearing
    impaired children in independent schools                  „   Training to other professionals (e.g. Health)
                                                                  on early language development and HI
„   Specialist communication methods – to
    support schools to give CYP an effective                  „   Acoustic Survey - Check accessibility for
    communication method for life.                                learners with mild sensory impairment.
                                                                  Report and recommendations to ensure
„   Aetiology of hearing loss/measurement
                                                                  your school/setting is Single Equality Act
    of hearing/descriptors of hearing loss
                                                                  Compliant (purchase 2x 3 hours) – £440
„   Specialist knowledge to support in further
    and higher education, including support                   Contact
    using Disabled Students’ Allowances
                                                              SensoryImpairment@worcschildrenfirst.org.uk
Strategic advice

„   Exams Access arrangements assessment and
    advice, in line with JCQ regulations including MFL
„   ICT advice for inclusion
„   Input into writing of fire evacuation plans
„   Risk assessment advice for trips
    and off-site activities
„   Delivery of peer awareness across whole school
„   Delivery of communication package
    across whole school

Training

„   Staff training on the impact of a mild hearing
    loss on learning transition advice
„   Best practice transition advice
    for vulnerable groups

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Hearing/vision screening

Functional vision and hearing screening undertaken in the school environment by specialist educational
professionals. We test whole year groups, identified cohorts and individuals, to suit your requirements.

Assessment by a qualified educational audiologist and/
or specialist teacher of visual and hearing impairments,
to check levels of functional vision or hearing in the
school environment. School will receive details of
assessments of each pupil screened and any identified
issues will be followed up with a referral to health and
an initial advisory report. Testing in school offers the
opportunity for all pupils to be screened for difficulties
with near or distance viewing and hearing.

 Benefits
 „      Quick identification of visual or
        hearing issues in school setting
 „      Immediate feedback to school staff with
        educational advice from qualified teachers
 „      Referral to health colleagues
 „      Ongoing support from specialist
        teachers as appropriate

Costs
£220 (3 hours). Upon enquiry an adviser will
recommend the number of hours required to meet
your needs. Multiple 3-hour sessions can be purchased
to achieve delivery.

Contact
SensoryImpairment@worcschildrenfirst.org.uk

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Vision impairment

A bespoke time-based support service is provided to schools and settings to offer practical support and targeted
strategies, using National Sensory Impairment Partnership (NatSIP) criteria, to deliver services in order to close
the gap between children with a vision impairment and their peers and remove barriers to learning for children and
young people (0-25 years) with diagnosed vision impairments.

The Vision Impairment team offers support from teachers with mandatory specialist qualifications in vision
impairment, skilled teaching assistants and a qualified mobility/habilitation specialist.

Specialised assessment and reporting                        Costs
„    Assessment, support and reporting of                   £220 (3 hours). Upon enquiry an adviser will
     children with mild or suspected vision                 recommend the number of hours required to meet
     difficulties to close the gap between their            your needs. Multiple 3-hour sessions can be purchased
     attainment and that of their peers                     to achieve delivery.
„    Functional vision screening of children
     with suspected visual difficulties                     Additional examples of support
                                                            Braille course - Attendees would be taught
Strategic advice                                            uncontracted and/or contracted braille by our
„    Exams access arrangements assessments                  experienced, specialist braille experts. This would be
     and reports in line with JCQ regulations               suitable for all teachers and TAs and could potentially
                                                            extend to parents and other professionals (purchase 2x
„    ICT advice for inclusion
                                                            3 hours) - £440
„    Input into writing of fire evacuation plans (PEEP)
„    Risk assessment advice for trips and                   SEN Adaptations Audit - Detailed accessibility audits
     off-site activities (to be added to                    of the school environment to check accessibility for
     the school’s risk assessment)                          learners with mild sensory impairment. Report and
                                                            recommendations to ensure your school/setting is
„    Best practice transition advice
                                                            Single Equality Act Compliant (purchase 2x 3 hours) -
     for vulnerable groups
                                                            £440
Emotional support
                                                            Contact
„    Delivery of peer awareness across
                                                            SensoryImpairment@worcschildrenfirst.org.uk
     whole schools/ year groups
„    Emotional health and wellbeing support for pupil

Training
Staff awareness training on the impact of a child with a
mild vision loss

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Braille competency in education test

Staff supporting children and young people with visual impairments in settings can take a new test designed
specifically to meet the needs of educational Braille use. On passing the exam, you will receive a competency
certificate. This is the only available test aimed at support staff in settings and is assessed by qualified specialist
practitioners.

„     Support staff in settings can now demonstrate
      Braille competency for educational use
„     Low-cost, education-focussed test
„     Test includes practical educational
      Braille tasks relevant to classroom
      practice including Maths Braille
„     Certificate issued by the WCF Sensory
      Impairment Team – a trusted and respected
      service with a proven track record of
      Braille support and knowledge
„     Raised outcomes for Braillists in settings

Costs
£60

Contact
SensoryImpairment@worcschildrenfirst.org.uk

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Multi-sensory impairment

A bespoke time-based support service is provided to schools and settings to offer practical support and targeted
strategies, using National Sensory Impairment Partnership (NatSIP) criteria. Services aim to close the gap between
multi-sensory impaired children and their peers and remove barriers to learning for children and young people (0-25
years) with diagnosed multi-sensory impairments.

The Multi-Sensory Impairment team offers support from a teacher with mandatory specialist qualifications in multi-
sensory impairment, vision impairment or hearing impairment, skilled teaching assistants, educational audiologists
and a qualified mobility/habilitation specialist.

Specialised assessment and reporting                        Transition
„   Assessment and support of learners with low level       „    Best practice transition advice
    or suspected vision and/or hearing difficulties              for vulnerable groups
„   SEN Audit – Detailed accessibility audits of the
    school environment, ensuring best practice and          Curriculum advice
    preparedness for teaching vulnerable groups             „    Delivery of peer awareness across whole schools
„   Functional vision screening of children                 „    Emotional health and wellbeing
    with suspected visual difficulties                           support and training
„   Examinations access arrangements                        „    Introductory signing strategies training
    screening and evidence reports
„   Assessment and management of hearing loss               Costs
„   Quality assurance of amplification systems              £220 (3 hours). Upon enquiry an adviser will
    (radio aids, sound field systems and hearing aids)      recommend the number of hours required to meet
    including reviewing effectiveness of aided hearing      your needs. Multiple 3-hour sessions can be purchased
„   Acoustic surveys of listening                           to achieve delivery.
    environments and recommendations
                                                            Contact
„   Auditory Processing Disorder (APD)/
    Cortical Visual Impairment (CVI)                        SensoryImpairment@worcschildrenfirst.org.uk
    – advice and management
„   Specialist communication methods – such as
    on body signing, signing, braille and symbols
„   Aetiology of hearing loss/measurement
    of hearing/descriptors of hearing loss

Strategic advice
„   ICT advice for inclusion
„   Input into writing of fire evacuation plans (PEEP)
„   Risk assessment advice for trips and
    off-site activities (to be added to
    the school’s risk assessment)
„   Delivery of communication package
    across whole school

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Safeguarding and attendance

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Improve pupil attendance and
      reduce levels of persistent absence
      As schools continue to manage attendance matters in challenging circumstances, the Education Welfare
      Service’s team of experienced Education Welfare Officers continues to deliver great value bespoke
      support to schools.

      The Education Welfare
      Service can provide:

      „    register coding advice
      „    attendance data analysis
      „    support with whole-school
           attendance policies and procedures
      „    early interventions to support
           pupils at risk of persistent absence
      „    casework to engage hard to
           reach families and pupils who
           are persistently absent

      NEW for 2021
      The EWS team have created a new
      range of great value services to enhance
      and support your attendance practices.
      Look out for the following services within the directory

      „    Attendance health-check
      „    Supervision support
      „    Network surgeries

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Safeguarding subscription

    Updated for 2021

The safeguarding subscription offers schools an enhanced focus of safeguarding. Save up to 85% on the cost of
services when you purchase the Safeguarding subscription over standalone support packages. The subscription runs
from 1st September 2021 to 31st August 2022.

The subscription service includes:
                                                               Benefits
„     Designated Safeguarding Lead training
„     Domestic abuse training                                  „    Reduction in the number of inappropriate
                                                                    safeguarding contacts to the Family
„     PREVENT training
                                                                    Front Door (FFD) from schools
Consultancy                                                    „    improvements in the quality of contacts
„     school complaint guidance and advice to                       and referrals to the FFD from schools
      all schools from stage 2 to stage 4                      „    Improvement in the understanding of the
„     DSL clinics to discuss individual                             safeguarding system by schools and DSLs
      cases Early Help assessments                             „    Correct application of safeguarding and early
                                                                    help referral pathways (use of the correct
Assessments and resources
                                                                    pathways e.g. Early Help pathway rather FFD)
„     Early Help model policy 2020
                                                               „    Robust school safeguarding system
„     safeguarding resources PPT/lessons                            and processes following statutory
      plans to train all school staff                               guidance demonstrable through Ofsted
„     safeguarding resources for DSL to train governors             scrutiny; and improved safeguarding
„     7-minute briefings training resource                          for children and young people
„     Single Central Record (SCR) assessment
      - Ofsted/ISI ready 2-hour assessment                 Costs
„     The subscription service for independent             „       Max 2 DSL/DDSL		         £350 (saving of £2,033)
      schools includes a safeguarding self-assessment
                                                           „       Max 3 DSL/DDSL		         £528
      audit (the audit is part of statutory delivery for
      Worcestershire maintained and academy schools).      „       Max 4 DSLs/DDSLs         £762
                                                           „       Max 5 DSLs/DDSLs         £976
Additional training is available to book at a subsidised
rate for SLA subscribers:                                  „       Max 6 DSLs/DDSLs         £1,170
                                                           „       7+ DSLs/DDSLs		          £1,350
„     Designated Senior Lead for Mental Health – 2-day
„     youth mental health awareness – 3-hours              Independent schools
„     youth mental health champion – 1-day                 „       Max 2 DSL/DDSL		         £998 (saving of £2,033)
„     mental health first aid (accredited                  „       Max 3 DSL/DDSL		         £1,176
      by MHFA) – 2-day
                                                           „       Max 4 DSLs/DDSLs         £1,410
„     Safer recruitment training for business
                                                           „       Max 5 DSLs/DDSLs         £1,624
      staff/HTS//DSLs/DDSLs – 1-day
                                                           „       Max 6 DSLs/DDSLs         £1,818
„     School employed only family support
      workers FSW – 1-day                                  „       7+ DSLs/DDSLs		          £1,998
„     Managing allegations against staff
                                                           Contact
      or volunteers – 3-hours
                                                           hdawson@worcschildrenfirst.org.uk

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Standalone safeguarding support packages

School complaint guidance                                Single central record health-check
Advice to all schools from stage 2 to stage 4            Schools and colleges must maintain a single central
                                                         record of pre-appointment checks. Keeping Children
Costs: £324                                              Safe in Education (September 2019).

                                                         Your single central record is a key part of evidence that
DSL Clinics                                              inspectors will look at when inspecting your school
To discuss individual cases Early Help assessments       safeguarding.
Costs: £50 per delegate                                  Working with the person who is responsible for the
                                                         maintenance of your Single Central Record (SCR),
                                                         to help them ensure that it is usable, efficient and
Resource bundle
                                                         compliant. We would also welcome the involvement
„    4 Early Help model policy 2020                      of your safeguarding governor as the health check can
„    safeguarding resources PPT/lessons                  assist them in continued monitoring of the SCR.The
     plans to train all school staff
„    safeguarding resources for DSL to train governors
„    7-minute briefings training resource                 SCR health-check includes:
                                                          „     a review of the SCR, comparison
Costs: £40
                                                                with the requirements of ‘Keeping
                                                                Children Safe in Education (September
Safeguarding self-assessment audit                              2019) and checking for gaps
For independent schools only                              „     health-check report
                                                          „     telephone and email support
Costs: £648
                                                          „     a follow up visit to check on progress
                                                                and offer further advice

                                                         Costs: £239

                                                          Save up to 85% on the total cost of standalone
                                                          support packages and training when you
                                                          purchase the Safeguarding subscription.

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Safeguarding training

We offer a range of services and training which adhere to ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education’ (September 2020)
guidance and which meet the expectations of Worcestershire Safeguarding Children Partnership. Our training provides
all levels of staff with the skills they need to be compliant and safeguard children and young people in their care.

Core training
„     Designated Safeguarding Lead training, 1-day
„     Domestic abuse DSL training, 3-hours
„     PREVENT training, 2-hours

Costs: £220 per delegate for all 3 courses.

Additional training

    Training                                                                         Per delegate           Per delegate
                                                                                        with SLA            without SLA

    Designated Senior Lead for Mental Health (DSL-MH) 1-day                                   £140                  £280

    Youth mental health awareness (accredited by MHFA) 3-hours                                 £50                  £100

    Youth mental health champion (accredited by MHFA) 1-day                                    £80                  £160

    Mental Health First Aider Qualification (accredited by MHFA) 2-day                        £140                  £280

    Safer recruitment training for business staff/HTS/DSLs/DDSLs 1-day                         £80                  £160

    School employed only Family Support Workers (FSW) 1-day                                    £80                  £160

    Managing allegations against staff or volunteers 3-hours                                   £50                  £100

    Save £410 on the costs of additional training per delegate, when you purchase
    training together with our Safeguarding Subscription.

    The subscription provides schools with all the key safeguarding training your school
    requires (Designated Safeguarding Lead training, domestic abuse training and
    PREVENT training) and much more at a greatly reduce rate.

In-house training
„     In-house DSL training - 1 day
„     In-house level 2 - All school staff (2-3 hours)

We offer opportunities throughout the year for training on issues relevant to schools and academies in the local area. Plus,
bespoke training to meet the individual requirements of schools and settings and whole school safeguarding training.

For further information on available safeguarding training visit the website: www.worcschildrenfirst.org.uk/
education and search ‘training’.

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Education welfare support
      The Education Welfare Service can provide bespoke staff
      training and whole school support relevant to your setting.
      „ Attendance – a whole school issue        „   Tackling term time leave
      „ Register regulations and                 „   Best practice casework
        coding compliance                        „   Robust record keeping
      „ Effective attendance practices           „   Home visits and lone
      „ Effective punctuality practices              worker safety
      „ Vulnerable learners
        and attendance

      Contact
      To discuss your requirements for attendance related training, please contact
      Michelle Fowler: Mfowler2@worcschildrenfirst.org.uk

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Education welfare

The Education Welfare Service (EWS) is available to assist schools to promote regular attendance and address
persistent absence. The team of highly experienced, qualified Education Welfare Officers (EWOs) work in
partnership with schools and can provide best practice, specialist advice to ensure that statutory guidance and
register regulation requirements are met. The service is also able to provide practical, solution focussed support to
address barriers preventing regular attendance, and to ensure welfare concerns are appropriately escalated.

Strategic whole school focus work
                                                                Benefits
„    Attendance policy/procedures and escalation support
„    Attendance/punctuality focus weeks                         „     Schools have access to a named
                                                                      EWO for attendance support
„    Data audits, analysis and tracking
                                                                „     Improved pupil outcomes through
„    Attendance health-check
                                                                      improved attendance
„    Register regulation, de rolling and code usage support
                                                                „     Alleviates lone worker safety,
„    1:1 supervision and case management provision                    insurance requirements and costs
„    Whole school training/staff development                          involved with school staff
                                                                „     making off site visits for safeguarding/welfare
Direct work with children, young people,
                                                                „     Promotes active involvement of
parents and carers                                                    hard to reach parents/carers
„    Personalised support to enable children, young             „     Ensures legally compliant and streamlined
     people and families to access education                          policy, practices and procedures
„    Early intervention casework to                             „     Readily established links to external agencies
     prevent persistent absence                                       such as CAMHS, health, police, GPs etc as
                                                                      well as to teams within Worcestershire’s
„    New intake support
                                                                      children and family services
„    Support with reintegration to school/
                                                                „     Quality assurance
     transitions between schools/establishments
„    Mediation support
                                                              Costs
„    Addressing parental responsibility
                                                              £194 (3 hours). Upon enquiry an adviser will
The activities listed are not exclusive. Please contact       recommend the number of hours required to meet
the service to discuss any further support as required.       your needs. Multiple 3-hour sessions can be purchased
                                                              to achieve delivery.

                                                              Great value Education Welfare packages of support
                                                              are available, see page 36.

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The Education Welfare Service continues to offer a           Package 3: Termly package (9 hours – 3 hours per
variety of great value support packages.                     term) - £525 (saving £57)

Package 1: Weekly half day package (105 hours) -             Suitable for schools
Attendance health-check

    NEW for 2021

An attendance health-check can maximise the impact of your school’s attendance policies and procedures, ensure
the most effective use of available resources, and can evaluate how your school’s statutory duties are being met.

Includes:

„       a review of documents and data prior to visit
„       3 hours in school focussing on key areas identified
„       a concise recommendation ‘plan on a page’
        outlining strengths and areas for development

    Benefits
    „    Identify strengths and areas of
         development for further action
    „    Support Headteachers, Governors
         and Attendance Leads to report
         upon their school’s progression in
         addressing attendance matters
    „    Evaluate strategies deployed to support the
         most vulnerable groups to narrow the gap
    „    Aid self-evaluation through discussion
    „    Assist Ofsted readiness
    „    Identify attendance trends
    „    Provide quality assurance

Costs
£388 (6 hours)

Contact
For further details on attendance and education
welfare training for your school or setting please email:
edinvservice@worcschildrenfirst.org.uk

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