Click on the links below for some useful resources:


Hertfordshire Quality Offer ‘Workmats’

SEMH – January 2020

SLCN – June 2018

Autism – August 2019

SEND – August 2019

The Hertfordshire SEND Toolkit (Version 3)

A group of Hertfordshire parents and local authority education professionals worked with Herts for Learning SEND advisers to develop this toolkit. This toolkit is to help and guide anyone who has an interest in promoting the wellbeing and achievement of Hertfordshire’s children and young people with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND).
The Hertfordshire SEND Toolkit:

  • helps you find your way around the SEND Code of Practice: 0 to 25 years
  • can be used as a guide to statutory information and duties placed on schools
  • signposts you to essential Hertfordshire documents
  • provides tools to support staff development in your school
  • provides links to other sources of information, advice and guidance
  • suggests things you can read or activities you can use

The toolkit fully reflects the statutory guidance of the SEND Regulations and the SEND Code of Practice: 0 to 25 years.

Hertfordshire Targeted Services Offer for SEND.

The Targeted Services Offer for all specialisms was developed in partnership with specialist services, professionals in education, health and parents. It is a useful reference for SENCOs and for new and experienced professionals, which provides a description of the profile of the child, the recommended support that school could put in place and signposting on how to obtain additional support from other services. The support available from ISL’s Specialist Advisory Teachers is outlined for professionals; this includes helpline telephone numbers, training and signposting to additional support from other services, including online advice and resources.

SEND Information Report Guidance

Reviewing your SEND Information Report

Indicator of Need Documents – click below to open each one.

Cognition and Learning

Communication and Interaction

Early Years

Sensory, Medical or Physical

Social, Emotional and Mental Health

Hertfordshire Dyslexia Guidance

Also click here to find some very useful documents available on the Local Offer. There are great resources on handwriting, numbers, memory, phonological awareness, processing, reading, spelling and writing, including a number of useful checklists and assessment tools.

Assess, Plan, Do,  Review

Assess, Plan, Do, Review guidance

Assess, Plan, Do, Review resources

Hertfordshire STEPS Paperwork

Anxiety Mapping Guidance

Anxiety Mapping Blank (PDF)

Anxiety Mapping (word)


Conscious and Subconscious Behaviours Checklist (PDF)

Conscious and Subconscious Behaviours Checklist (word)


Risk Reduction Plan Guidance

Risk Reduction Plan Form 1 (PDF)

Risk Reduction Plan Form 1 (word)

Risk Reduction Plan Form 2 (PDF)

Risk Reduction Plan Form 2 (word)


Roots and Fruits Guidance

Roots and Fruits Form (PDF)

Roots and Fruits Form (word)

Useful AET Documents

School stress and anxiety – how it can lead to school refusal and impact on family life

An AET autism guide for parents and carers – Working together with your child’s school.

Guide to help Governing Bodies understand school duties about exclusion

Steps to avoid the exclusion of autistic pupils

Successful reintegration of autistic pupils following school exclusion

A guide to help parents navigate equality law, rights and entitlements when their autistic child is excluded or at risk of exclusion from school


Click on the blue links below for some useful resources:

High Needs Funding

Link to video of HNF Funding Presentation October 2020

SEND HNF Presentation October 2020 Slides

HNF Update September 2020

SEND HNF Funding Presentation July 2020 Slides

Link to video of HNF Funding Presentation July 2020

SEND HNF Banding Tool

Early Years Banding Document

Primary Banding Document

Secondary Banding Document

Local High Needs Funding Application Form

Guidance for completing Local High Needs Funding Application Form

Local High Needs Funding Panel Terms of Reference



Life after Lockdown article

School Support during Self Isolation (EP service)

Bereavement Support for Schools (EP Service)