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Welcome to St Albans, Harpenden and Villages DSPL Website

Behaviour For Learning

The Links Academy serves the needs of primary and secondary schools and their students in the St. Albans and Harpenden districts of Hertfordshire.  We do this by offering an alternative to mainstream school for 11-17 year olds at our onsite academy and by our Outreach Team who work with staff and students in school


Hertfordshire Grid for Learning - learning behaviour


Primary Support Base


Understanding your child’s behaviour


Behaviour blueprint - what works in the classroom and why


Thinking Beneath Behaviour:

Timetable for training sessions


Session 1 - observation

Observation of positive/negative behaviour

Behaviour monitoring

Behaviour observation

Checklist for pupil causing concern


Fixed Interval Sample


Session 2 - making sense of challenging behaviour

I am cards


Session 3 - communication brainstorm

Everything we do is communication

Role play



Session 4 - Example student action plan

Student action plan

Smiley Cue Cards

Question Marks


Boom chica boom


Session 5 - Working in partnership

Top tips for effective meetings 


Session 6 - documentation containing: Outreach Services presentation, Service Request Form, Staff Training Request, Primary Assessment and progress form and Secondary Assessment and progress form 


Resources from Dr Bill Rogers Behaviour conference




May 2017:

Dear colleagues,


Primary schools in DSPL7 (St Albans and Harpenden) are looking to restructure the support and provision for children with SEBD. After extensive research and consultation they are looking to commission a "One Stop Shop" to provide outreach,respite care and perm ex provision.


Schools are aware that they are currently dealing with more children with more extensive needs than even five years ago. All DSPL7 primary schools have bought into an extensive training programme to ensure that schools can meet low end needs. W e now need to develop transparent, fair access to a local resource which is financially targeted and sustainable to meet the needs of our most vulnerable children.


A full specification for the provision has now been developed and a copy is attached.


If you feel your school or setting might like to be considered as a provider, we would like to invite you for an informal conversation to explore the implications, at STAGS on 7th June.


Please reply by May 26th, and a convenient time can be arranged.


With best wishes,




Amanda Abley


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