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DSPL7 Resources

DSPL7 Provision Mapping Booklets


These provision map booklets aim to provide information on all support available for both parents of and professionals working with children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND).



The SEND guide was written for new-to-role SENCos, or those who are new to Herts and includes information about where to find advice and support.  All appendices can be found on the relevant website page.

Barriers to and Solutions for Engagement in Learning

This guidance for Primary classteachers and subject leaders was created by DSPL7 SENCos in a collaborative workshop.  This is an ongoing project - this first version provides overviews for core subjects and PE.  Additional subjects will follow as they are completed.  Secondary SENCos are currently adapting the document for use in KS3 and KS4. 

SEND Register Guidance

Following a collaborative workshop, Primary and Secondary SENCos in DSPL7 agreed a list of criteria for pupils who should be included on the SEND Register at SEN Support (K).  This was to develop consistency across schools in the area.

FAQs for the Statutory SEN team

The DSPL7 manager and the EHCCO put together a list of frequently asked questions and answers for SENCos.

They also meet regularly throughout the year, and SENCos can email any questions about specific cases to the DSPL manager prior to the meeting.

Sensory Resources Library

DSPL7 has a number of resources suitable for pupils with Autism, ADHD and sensory needs which can be borrowed by schools for up to half a term (6-weeks). This allows schools to trial these larger, more expensive items to see if they have a positive impact on pupils.  To request items, email


Assessment Tools Library

DSPL7 has developed an Assessment tools library to help busy SENCos identify needs and support pupils with barriers to learning.   These can be borrowed for up to 4 weeks.