Student and Family Support Services
Kings Langley School leads the Partnership of Dacorum Schools and the aim is that by working together with our Partnership schools in Dacorum and other local and national agencies we aim to provide a broader range of support, services and activities that will benefit your child’s opportunity to develop, live and learn but also to support families and the wider community as well.
Kings Langley Secondary School takes pride in being the Lead School providing Student and Family Support Services for the whole of Dacorum. Acting as the Lead School, Kings Langley have signed a contract with Hertfordshire County Council to oversee and manage the execution of the following:
- Family Support Services – the provision of family support teams in different localities in Dacorum
- Student Support Services – the provision of pupil support workers in schools in Dacorum
- Developing Special Provision Locally (DSPL) – Leading the provision of SEND support services in Dacorum
Kings Langley Student and Family Services
The Kings Langley Student and Family Services team is an integral part of the School’s pastoral programme of support. As well as supporting the students it will also provide support to parents. Within the Student and Family Services Team we offer support from our Family Support Workers who can provide a wide range of support to all of our families. We have staff with a wide range of experience who can access support from other specialist agency teams including support from Health professionals as well as Children’s Services and other teams within the local authority.
Within school the team employs it’s own School Counsellors, Student Mentors and Personal Advisers from Youth Connexions. Finally the team has links to other local organisations that can provide a range of help support and advice to both students and their families.
School Partnership Services
Our Schools Partnership support programme is now an integral part of every school in our area which allows us greater access to a wide range of support for children, young people, parents and the wider community. Our Schools Partnership works with the local community and other organisations to provide children and their families with a range of services and activities that will help improve children’s achievement, wellbeing and more opportunities to succeed in a wide variety of areas. Working with the Schools within this Partnership we are fortunate to be able to provide a wide range of activities within the local area. The Kings Langley Student and Family Services team are involved in delivering the School Partnership services and Kings Langley School actively manages this team.
For more information on our Partnership and the Services we offer visit:
Developing Special Provision Locally (DSPL)
Delivering Special Provision Locally is a Hertfordshire-wide initiative, working to improve the range of provision and support services available for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities, aged 0-25. It aims to secure a range of provision, support services and resources in each area that:
- meets the needs of children and young people with 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 effectively
Dacorum DSPL (DSPL Area 8) is one of 9 areas in Hertfordshire where parents, early years settings, primary and secondary schools, further education, local authority professionals and other agencies work together to review what is available and develop provision to fill in the gaps. For more information visit www.dacorumdspl.org.uk.