Early Intervention Programme
What is the EIP?
Sandgate School is a Special School in Kendal. We are offering the Early Intervention Programme (E.I.P) to support students attending settings within our geographical area. This includes private nurseries who will feed into local Primary Schools.
The EIP will take referrals from a staff team who require additional support or strategies when working with a specific child. A setting can refer themselves to the E.I.P team, who will then follow a structured process in order to provide additional progress for the child.
PLEASE NOTE THAT AN EARLY HELP MUST BE OPEN FOR A STUDENT IN ORDER THAT THEY CAN BE REFERRED TO THE EIP
- The link for PARENTS to begin the referral process, and give their consent to the process, can be found by clicking here
- The link for SCHOOLS to begin the referral process can be found by clicking here
Once a referral has been received this will be reviewed by the EIP Panel who meet half termly.
If accepted interventions will last for 6 weeks in the first instance. Progress will be reviewed at a catchup meeting half way through the process. Any extension of provision will be referred to panel.
The programme will include the following stages, run by E.I.P staff-
- Collection of data and consents to share data
- An observation of the child
- Discussions with school staff
- Report writing
- Supply of resources/signposting to additional advice/support
- Suggested CPD or observing in Sandgate school to develop understanding of a strategy
Staff from Sandgate will work alongside the setting to develop and help to implement a package of support.
Support can be delivered flexibly over any time period. Staff from both schools will understand the process and timescales by using the Handbook which explains every stage and detail of the programme.
By offering additional targeted supported to staff and children, the outcomes for the child are more likely to be achieved and they will be able to function more effectively in their school setting. As staff knowledge and professional development increases, we will also see a swell in expertise in the schools, supporting the wellbeing of staff and students alike.
Click on the link below for further details about the process and support:
Government Guidance for full opening: special schools and other specialist settings
This information provides further information on the steps needed to ensure children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) can return to full time provision.
Please click the image below for the full government guidance.
Returning to School - COVID-19