|What are the key issues in your DSPL area, and where is the evidence to support this?||What do you want to achieve?||What will you do, and what resources will you use to achieve this?|
|Leadership and Management|
|Engagement from all settings in DSPL 2.||• Increased skills and confidence of staff
• Development of networks of shared practice
• Improved outcomes for young people
• Networking of Stevenage staff to support local provision
|Feedback from members of various groups such as DSPL 2 SENCO Forums, CPD meetings.
Venue for SENCo meetings and refreshments – £3000.
|Long Term strategic planning, such as reshaping services, enhancing provision and filling gaps|
|1) Review Primary Behaviour across Stevenage.||A facility within Stevenage to support children at a primary level who are at risk of Permanent exclusion. Behaviour review group meet regularly to identify local provision and achieve a primary behaviour service in Stevenage. Resource used well in Stevenage.||Set up a tiered approach to responding to behaviour in DSPL 2. All DSPL 2 setting aware of utilise tiered approach in schools and settings.|
|2) All schools in DSPL 2 advised to complete the SEND benchmarking tool.||Discussions and support offered during SENCo forum to complete the tool. DSPL manager/ SEND area lead to promote benchmarking tool.||SENCo forum to support settings to write the Benchmarking tool. Schools in DSPL 2 to attend the training. DSPL manager to collate the paperwork to identify local need.|
|3) Outreach provision monitored through DSPL 2.||Liaise closely with Greenside school to monitor the impact of Outreach provision.||DSPL manager to monitor the impact of Outreach provision in Stevenage.|
|4) DSPL area manager in post and Area SEND lead role in place.||DSPL manager and area SEND lead to lead local provision within Stevenage. DSPL manager will visit settings and encourage all settings and schools to engage in the provision.||DSPL manager and lead school accountable for money and spend, strengthening local provision for SEND.|
|Short Term projects/ local initiatives, such as training, communication and support for parents|
|Engagement with Stakeholders|
|1a) Parent & Carers||• Annual DSPL 2 Conference for parents and professionals with guest speakers
• Working parties, parent forums and parent coffee mornings offered for parents.
• Parent Workshops – 123 magic or similarExplore Families in Focus for parents of pupils with SEND.
|£4000 conference expenses/year|
|b) Children & Young People||• Engaging settings through local school partnerships, forums and steering groups
• Website used as a communication tool for all stakeholders.
|Maintain website – £3000|
|c) Schools||• Develop newsletter termly; encourage schools to complete the SEND benchmarking tool.||Promote the Benchmarking toolkit and collate data from SENCOs. Complete Newsletter termly. Offer schools a Benchmarking toolkit workshop.|