What is DSPL?

Delivering Special Provision Locally is a Hertfordshire-wide initiative, working to improve the range of provision and support services available for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities, aged 0-25.

It aims to secure a range of provision, support services and resources in each area that:

• meets the needs of children and young people with SEND aged 0-25 as close to home as possible

• improves outcomes for wellbeing and attainment

• widens choice for children and parents/carers

• removes barriers to learning

• uses resources effectively

Dacorum DSPL

Dacorum DSPL (DSPL Area 8) is one of 9 areas in Hertfordshire where parents, early years settings, primary and secondary schools, further education, local authority professionals and other agencies work together to review what is available and develop provision to fill in the gaps.

For more information on the work carried out by Dacorum DSPL8 Click Here

For the list of Dacorum DSPL 8 schools click here

The work is led by the DSPL Board who meet twice a term. The terms of reference for the Board are set by Hertfordshire County Council and can be downloaded below.

Our sub groups work on a number of activities to support DSPL 8 and report into the DSPL Board. Activities relate to key areas of work within Dacorum DSPL 8. Below you will find links to sub group terms of reference.

The current Board membership is:

Lead Head

Gary Lewis – Headteacher Kings Langley Secondary

Secondary Head Representation:

Mel Stanley – INCO JFK School

Primary Head Representation:

Katharine Ellwood – Headteacher Greenway Primary and Nursery School
Deborah Stevens – Headteacher Goldfield Infants’ and Nursery School
Jackie Hood – Headteacher Chaulden Infants and Nursery School
Sally Short – Headteacher Hobletts Manor Junior School

Special School Representation:

Gill Waceba – Headteacher Woodfield School

Education Support Centre Representation:

Sara Lalis – Headteacher Dacorum ESC

Early Years Representation:

Pauline Kirtley – Headteacher Health Lane Nursery School

Representation from Post 16 provision:

Gareth Styles – Head of SEND, West Herts College

Area Manager of Integrated Services for Learning:

David Canning

Representation from SEN/EP:

Melanie Flay
Silvia Hundal

Parent Representation:

Alison Mclauchlin
Danielle Jata-Hall

DSPL Team:

Carole Hassell – DSPL 8 Manager
Patricia Wheway – Project Manager
Ruth Mason – SEND Lead
Ashley Fabray – Administrator
Richard Haynes – Joint Operational Lead and Headteacher Hobbs Hill Wood Primary School
Katherine Elwood – Joint Operational Lead and Headteacher Greenway Primary School

Minutes From Meetings

Click on the buttons below to download the minutes from the meetings