Early identification of need remains the key focus for Kirklees Council. Ethos Academy Trust (Outreach Team and PRU Provisions) offer support to schools to develop their arrangements for identifying, assessing and making provision for children and young people with social, emotional and mental health needs (SEMH).
Further documents below illustrate the processes of referral, support & intervention, some are key stage specific. If you require an element of training please submit a request through:
If you are having difficulty accessing or submitting the SPR please contact Karen Blakeley (Kirklees) via the email below:
Single Point Referral Form (March 2022) - PDF download+
Kirklees Council have operated a Single Point referral system since September 2009. The current referral form can be downloaded using the link below (please note the form must be opened in Adobe Acrobat Reader in order to attach your key referral documents).
Please also note SEMH primary age ‘Outreach’ referrals (R-Y3) should be sent to Specialist Provision (the form can be found in the section below). All other primary age SEMH referrals, including ‘Turnaround’ requests should be sent to Single Point Referral using the form above.
Specialist Provision Referral Form+
SEMH referrals (Reception – Y3) should be submitted using the form below
- SPR Panel Dates and Deadline Information (2021/22)+
Additional Guidance Documents to Support Schools
- SPR Form Guidance
- Reach/Engage Turnaround Planning Template (2021)
- Engage Placement Guide 2020 (KS1-KS2)
- Reach Placement Guide 2020 (KS3)
- Ethos College Placement Guide 2021
- Parent Carer View (2021)
- Pupil View (2021)
- Kirklees Council 'My Support Plan' (Example)
- Behaviour and discipline in schools - Advice for headteachers and school staff (DFE)
Advice Around Part Time Timetables
This guidance (written by Kirklees Education Safeguarding Team) will support all schools, academies, free schools and independent schools in the appropriate use of a reduced educational provision. All schools have a duty to ensure that no child is excluded illegally through the imposition of a reduced timetable (sometimes referred to as a ‘part-time’ timetable). This guidance relates to pupils of statutory school age.
DfE Guidance (Children Unable to Attend School Due to Health Reasons)
There will be a wide range of circumstances where a child has a health need but will receive suitable education that meets their needs without the intervention of the LA – for example, where the child can still attend school with some support; where the school has made arrangements to deliver suitable education outside of school for the child; or where arrangements have been made for the child to be educated in a hospital by an on-site hospital school. We would not expect the LA to become involved in such arrangements unless it had reason to think that the education being provided to the child was not suitable or, while otherwise suitable, was not full-time or for the number of hours the child could benefit from without adversely affecting their health. This might be the case where, for example, the child can attend school but only intermittently.
For further information please contact the Headteacher relevant to the key stage as follows:
KS1 & 2
Alison Ward – Head Teacher
Hannah Lord – Head Teacher
Rebecca Smith – Head Teacher
Director of Off-site Provision