Please note referrals for any of the services below can only be completed by schools and other professionals
The Education Inclusion Support Service (EISS) offers consultancy on all aspects of inclusion including behaviour management approaches,systems and policies. The service supports schools in developing sustainable inclusion strategies and practices, as well as offering advice and guidance about children with SEN, including those with challenging behaviour and social and emotional difficulties which impact on behaviour for learning. The service can also support with effective multi-agency work around vulnerable children. The Service offers a variety of support and interventions using a tiered approach of 'waves'.
Referrals can only be made by schools and other professional agencies like the Special Educational Needs Service (SEN).
Further information about the service can be found below along with the relevant referral forms:
The Early Advice and Intervention Panel (EAIP)
All AfC Inclusion Teams sit under a panel called the Early Advice and Intervention Panel. This includes the Education Inclusion Support Service (EISS), the Advisory/Outreach Service for Autism/SLCN) and outreach from our SEN Schools and Specialist Resource Provisions (SRP's).
This panel offers schools access to a wide range of support via a single EAIP referral form (word) and one email address email@example.com. This model seeks to offer immediate information and signposting, without the need for schools to have completed any prior assessment or activity. It doesn’t offer financial resources or 1 to 1 support, but it will signpost to local expertise from schools, SEN resource provisions and AfC teams who can advise schools on strategies to support staff where children or young people need specific approaches to enable more effective inclusion.
Further Information about EAIP
Remote Consultation (Wave 1)
These referrals - Remote Consultations Booking Form (opens a new window) are to request a 30 minute telephone or virtual consultation with a specialist teacher from EISS or one of our attached outreach teachers from local special schools or SRP's. They are open to all school staff and appointments will be offered within 24 hours.
Early Advice and Intervention Panel (EAIP) Referral (Wave 1 to 3)
These referrals are for more complex cases or for those pupils at risk of exclusion. Referrals are heard at Panel each week and allocated accordingly. Schools will be contacted within 48 hours of Panel agreement. Please use the EAIP referral form (word)
Request for Alternative Provision Medical/SEN/Bespoke Provision (Wave 3)
Referrals for medical tuition are made by school and are for those pupils too unwell to attend school. Applications must comply with the AfC Guidance on medical tuition. See the section on Children Missing Education CME further down for more information before completing the Alternative Provision Referral Form (word)
SEN/Bespoke referrals are made by, or in conjunction with, the AfC SEND Service and are for those pupils at risk of permanent exclusion and/or moving on to a more specialist setting.
The Bridge Referral - Primary alternative provision (Wave 4)
Referrals to the Bridge are made by schools and pupils should already be known to the EISS and have passed through the tiered system of support known as Waves.
Children Missing Education (CME)
This service is available in Primary only.
- Medical tuition
- SEN tuition (referred by SEN only)
Consultancy services are offered free of charge to maintained schools across Richmond and Kingston. Direct work with pupils is a chargeable service. Schools who are non maintained can contact the service to discuss charges.
New Interventions from September 2020
New Group Work offer to Secondary Schools 2020
Other useful links and resources
All general queries regarding the service and the information above should be directed to Email: EISS@achievingforchildren.org.uk