Early and accurate identification of needs, high-quality teaching of a knowledge-rich curriculum and prompt access to targeted support where it is needed.
The Learning Support Hub is the process whereby schools and settings can request either learning support for a specific child or young person (Targeted Support) or for staff training, group learning or guidance (Universal Offer).
To access support, request forms from this page must be completed and returned appropriately. A half termly panel is held to consider the requests made. Please note: there are deadlines for request each term and any requests made after the deadline will not be taken to panel that term, they will be transferred to the following panel.
The next closing date for request for support is Friday 13 October 2023 at noon. The Learning Support Meeting will be held on the Tuesday 21 November 2023.
Further dates for Learning Support Hubs next year are:
Tuesday 21 November 2023 for spring 1, deadline noon on Friday 13 October 2023
Tuesday 23 January 2024 for spring 2, deadline noon on Monday 15 January 2024
Tuesday 5 March 2024 for summer 1, deadline noon on Monday 26 February 2024
Tuesday 23 April 2024 for summer 2, deadline noon on Monday 15 April 2024
Tuesday 18 June 2024 for autumn 2024, deadline noon on Monday 10 June 2024
Please note: deadlines are midday on the Monday 8 days before the meeting.
Universal Offer to support inclusion for children and young people with emerging needs, those at Special Educational Needs (SEN) Support or with an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP) and our vulnerable learners. We aim to:
support ‘early and accurate identification of needs, high quality teaching of a knowledge rich curriculum'
improve mainstream provision by supporting settings to develop ‘a highly skilled and confident workforce across early years, schools and Further Education (FE)’
ensure ‘far more children and young people access the support they need in their local mainstream without the need for an EHCP’
share a ‘what works’ evidence programme to ‘identify and share good practice’ – support schools to create ‘well designed curriculum’ with ‘high ambition for children and young people with SEND
Requesting Universal Offer support
To request group learning, training or guidance and advice about setting up a new provision in setting, complete the request form.
high quality targeted support for those children and young people that need it, this is more focussed on ‘individual needs’
bespoke training offer to meet needs of a specific setting or specific children and young people
Green paper states that we should Give schools "timely access to specialist services and support" to ensure "far more CYP (children and young people)... access the support they need in their local mainstream without the need for … specialist provision."
Examples of Targeted Support include:
initial observations and planning visits the half term before leading to a contract of agreement for the setting and City of York Council prior to work commencing
up to a half term block of work with varying intensity depending on need and intended outcome
intensive work may include some work at home
work can be face to face delivery of intervention, modelling practice, setting up a group, amendments to environment for example, or a selection of each
check in visits the half term after to evaluate impact
a coordinated, jointly planned offer; an agreement for one service at a time or a joint response
signposting to other services or training
Requesting Targeted Support
Single point of entry enables us to have a clearer picture of demand for support for children and young people and support better joined up workforce planning across education, health and care.
come from settings only but jointly written with families
clearly articulate need and current barrier to learning and progress as well as what provision is currently in place and what else has been tried
have well defined intended outcomes and success criteria from Targeted Support