These include targeted support and intervention services which work directly with children, young people and their families.
Worcestershire County Council's Positive Behaviour Team offer training, development and support for anyone who works and cares for young people who demonstrate challenging behaviour. Training enables staff and carers to be calm, positive and purposeful in their approach and to have high expectations of the participation and behaviour of pupils and young people.
The Education Welfare Sold Service (EWSS) provides Education Welfare Support Workers (EWSW), who are commissioned by educational establishments, to provide high quality advice and guidance to schools and other educational providers to support and challenge parents/carers with regard to attendance related concerns.
For further information schools and academies can view our leaflets:
Education Investigation Service, Schools and Settings/Inclusion and Achievement
Learning and Achievement
Worcestershire County Council
County Hall Campus
PO Box 73
Our targeted teams provide early intervention, preventative support, guidance and advice to parents and families to help deal with issues and problems as soon as they emerge and to strengthen home-school relationships. Early intervention family support workers have a good understanding of child development, family life and parenting and help to increase the chances of young people and their families achieving positive outcomes alongside preventing problems escalating which reduces the need for future specialist support.
The Educational Psychology Service delivers statutory and non-statutory psychological services for children and young people 0 to 19 years, within a range of community settings such as pre-schools, schools, children's homes and centres. We provide advice ensuring the safety and psychological needs of children are met, promoting a sense of wellbeing, developing positive emotional health and helping children and young people reach their potential.
Services include consultation and drop-ins, assessment and intervention, delivery of training and workshops, project work, workshop support for parents, coaching, mentoring and supervision and also support for critical incidents. Our Educational Psychologists have postgraduate qualifications at either Masters or Doctoral level and are registered with the Health and Care Profession's Council (HCPC).
Worcestershire County Council's School Systems team provide a comprehensive service in checking pupils' eligibility for free school meals. The service includes:
ISL have a proven track record of excellent partnership working with all schools to promote and improve the educational attainment and inclusion of looked after and adopted children.
ISL provide specialist, direct work with looked after children and young people focusing on their emotional wellbeing, behaviour management and learning. ISL support Designated Teachers and deliver training packages that focus on attachment and trauma.
For further details schools can access our pages for Integrated Services for Looked After and Adopted Children (ISL).
Our experienced Integrated Specialist Support Service can provide support and advice for schools, colleges and academies specifically related to hearing impaired, visually impaired and multi-sensory impaired children and young people, and those with a diagnosis of Autism/Complex Communication Difficulties or requiring Alternative and Augmentative Communication/Assistive ICT.
Our teams also advise schools and academies on the procedures to be followed when pupils are absent as a result of medical needs and can provide education during recurrent or prolonged absence from school, working closely with schools and other professionals to ensure that pupils can continue to achieve.
For further details schools can access our pages for Integrated Specialist Support Service (ISSS).
The Learning Support team is comprised of specialist professionals skilled at working with pupils who have a wide range of special educational and learning needs. We provide an intervention service for pupils at School Action Plus, offering assessment, advice, and models of good practice. Our service also provides school based in-service training designed to meet individual needs in the specialist areas of Dyslexia, Mathematics, ICT, Language and Communication and Developmental Co-ordination Difficulties (including Dyspraxia and motor skills difficulties).
Worcestershire County Council provides advice, information and guidance (External Website) packages to meet the requirements of schools. This includes leaflets and reference books about careers and jobs, further and higher education courses, training opportunities and qualifications. We also provide schools, colleges and academies with careers guidance and information computer software.