Integrated Services for Learning (ISL)
Integrated Services for Learning is a multi-professional service working in four integrated area teams across the county helping schools, settings and families to improve outcomes for children and young people with additional and special educational needs. Services include:
Educational psychology: Psychologists help schools, settings and families to understand and manage a wide range of developmental issues and special educational needs
Early Years SEND: The team works with children age 0-5 with a range of developmental difficulties and complex needs following a multi-professional approach with families at the centre.
Communication and autism: This team provides specialist advice and intervention for children and young people with autistic spectrum conditions and/or speech, language and communication difficulties.
Physical and sensory impairment: The team provides specialist advice and support for individual children with visual or hearing impairments or both, or physical disabilities.
Access to education for refugees and travellers: The team supports families to access appropriate education for their children.
Hertfordshire Steps: This is a positive approach to behaviour management which is grounded on sound evidence based practice. It provides consistency across all education phases and settings.
Attendance: Attendance Improvement Officers work directly with children, their families and schools assessing difficulties and helping to develop practices and strategies to improve pupils’ participation in education. Our central team carries out statutory functions in relation to children of compulsory school age including Children Missing Education and Elective Home Education, as well as advising on school age employment matters and issuing performance licences.
Education support for medical absence: The team supports children and young people who are unable to attend school temporarily because of medical reasons.
Special Educational Needs (SEN): SEN officers work with a range of people including parents, carers, professionals from education, social care and health agencies, to ensure that the individual educational needs of children are met.