Horsforth Children’s Services

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Family Support Committee

Family Support Committee

Chair: Emma Gibbons

The Family Support Committee is responsible for the co-​ordination of a varied menu of services identified to respond to the needs of the children, young people and families of the Horsforth Cluster, and to ensure best practice in terms of safeguarding and equality of oppurtunity.

Learning and Teaching Committee

The Learning and Teaching Committee

Chair: Lorraine Scudder

The Learning and Teaching Committee is responsible for effective partnership working to develop excellent learning and teaching experiences for all children and young people with the aim of maximising their personal potential, academic progress and achievement

Resource Committee

The Resource Committee

Chair: Ray Agar

The Resource Committee is responsible for the effective and efficient use of resources and finances in order to achieve best value and have maximum positive impact on children, young people and families in Horsforth.

Guidance & Support

Our Guidance and Support panel is made up of professionals from different agencies and has representation from all schools within Horsforth. The aim of the meetings is to look at how we can best support our families and decide which cluster resources to allocate to ensure successful positive outcomes for everyone. We make these decisions based on all the information that we received from the referrer and schools.

Our Guidance and Support meetings are held on a monthly basis during the school term and are confidential.

To make a referral for consideration at our G&S meetings please follow the referral process below. Please be aware that our support is specifically for children, young people and families who live or attend school within the Horsforth Cluster.

Please note we are unable to accept referrals without the correct paperwork, so please contact us if you have any questions. Referrals submitted after the submission deadline will be carried over to the next meeting.

G&S Dates 201819

G&S Flow chart the step by step guide

G&S Referral Process

G&S Referral Form

Assessment of Needs form

Common Internal Record

Educational Psychologist

Educational Psychologists

EP Spring 2019

Educational Psychologist booking process 2018 19

Educational Psychologist Consulatation Request Form

Training Opportunities

Horsforth Children’s Services provide training for staff on a variety of subjects such as art therapy, sand tray training and mindfulness amongst other things.

Please check back for more dates in the future.

Parenting Courses

Parenting Course and Drop Ins Autumn 2018


PACS 2019 photo