Virtual School and Learning Support Team supports schools in the identification of pupils with learning difficulties through individual assessment and advice. Barriers to learning are identified through individual pupil focussed work which involves a combination of discussion, observation, assessment and advice.
Service Criteria to include in the EHA:
Criteria to access this service, should be referred to and can be found below and/or on the Support Services for Education website.
The below information is required in addition to the information already requested in the EHA.
We only require details of the child being referred but you may complete the whole section to provide a wider context.
We only require the names, address and contact details of parents / carers.
We only need to know professionals who are directly involved with the child you are referring. You may complete the whole section to provide a wider context.
Use the drop-down menu to select “Virtual School and Learning Support Team”.
Email address: InclusionSENRequests@somerset.gov.uk
As from the 1st April 2020, the email address’s quoted within the drop-down menus of the “Early Help Assessment (EHA)Request Form” used for requests into the Inclusion SEND Advisory Services has changed. The new email address will be: InclusionSENRequests@somerset.gov.uk.
This means that the EHA will be received initially by Somerset Direct, who will check that the EHA is completed correctly and is accompanied by any Service specific Check Lists/Additional Information Forms/SEN Support Plans. Somerset Direct will return the EHA to the “Referrer” if the EHA is missing mandatory information or if not accompanied by any Service specific additional documentation. If the EHA is completed correctly and is accompanied with all relevant additional information, Somerset Direct will forward to the relevant Inclusion SEND Service for their consideration.
Both the EHA document (accessed via the professional Choices Website) and the Website itself has been up-dated. Please continue to access the EHA document via the website to ensure you are always using the up-to-date version.
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