The Early Intervention and Targeted Support Service provides the bridge between universal services (schools, Early Years settings, FE Colleges) and specialist provision (social care, specialist Health services, Special schools).
The focus is on raising achievement of vulnerable learners through reducing barriers to learning; and reducing referrals to specialist services.
The EITS Service delivers statutory LA responsibilities for assessment and placement of learners with Special Educational Needs and post 16 Learners with Learning Difficulties and Disabilities; school attendance; exclusions; and LA provision for permanently excluded or sick children. Priority areas of work are implementation of our Education Inclusion Strategy and development of preventative early help for children, young people and their families.
Resources include specialist teaching and assessment services; Educational Psychology and Education Welfare teams; family support; monitoring and securing compliance with legislation and policy. The service was restructured in 2011–12 into 4 operational areas:- North and South Worcestershire Education Inclusion Teams; Targeted Teaching Provision (based on Short Stay Schools); and Monitoring, Assessment and Placement Services (includes statutory assessment of SEN).
The North Area Inclusion Team operates from bases in Redditch and Kidderminster. The South team is based at Wildwood, Worcester.
Children's Services' Anti-Bullying policy was launched at County Hall in October 2006. Since then, a range of activities and initiatives to support the policy have been put into place. You can learn more about reporting bullying on the Anti Bullying - The Next Steps page.
The Education Welfare service provides a range of services relating to school attendance, child employment and travelling children. Which currently include consultancy, advice, training and direct intervention through casework.
Information for parents and school on Elective Home Education.
The Early Intervention Family Support section contains information and contacts including websites on different services available for children and parents that are in and around school.
The Integrated Specialist Support Service is made up of specialist teachers, teaching assistants, administrative and technical support staff, working throughout Worcestershire to support pre-school and school age children and young people who have a hearing impairment, a visual impairment, an autism spectrum condition/complex communication disorder, a need for assistive ICT/augmentative communication or a medical condition that prevents attendance at school.
Through the "Team-Teach" Positive Behaviour Strategies approach provides courses that are specifically designed for a wide range of service settings.
Information for parents on the roles and responsibilities of the Reintegration and Exclusion Service.
The Worcestershire Special Educational Needs team has a range of services dedicated to achieving these and is committed to providing positive outcomes for all its children, including those with Additional Needs.
This page includes information on the education of Travelling Children such as Gypsy Roma Travellers, Showman families, Bargee's and New Age Travellers.