• North Hertfordshire DSPL Area 1 - Hitchin, Letchworth, Baldock and Royston

  • North Hertfordshire DSPL Area 1 - Hitchin, Letchworth, Baldock and Royston

  • North Hertfordshire DSPL Area 1 - Hitchin, Letchworth, Baldock and Royston

  • North Hertfordshire DSPL Area 1 - Hitchin, Letchworth, Baldock and Royston

Professional Training Courses

Professional Training Courses

We run a number of training courses for professionals. Click here to find out more.

Parent and Carer Workshops

Parent and Carer Workshops

Parent and Carer workshops provided by DSPL and other local providers.



SENCO, Family Support Worker and Nessie Forums.

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A parent/carer forum for a ‘cuppa’ and a chat.

An opportunity to meet virtually with other parents/carers of primary aged children and a chance to share lockdown experiences, worries and stresses together. Talk about your children, or yourself, and get support from each other to help you.

Join Rachel and Viv for a ‘cuppa’ and chat. Rachel is an arts psychotherapist and counsellor for young people, and Viv, who has worked in education for over 30 years and is a schools’ mental health lead.


Date: Wednesday 21 April 2021

Time: 1:30pm – 2:30pm

Venue: Online [A link will be sent out via email on the morning of the forum]

Cost: NO COST for any parent/carer in Herts

To book a place please click HERE

Or visit: nessieined.com/events

A general queries and advice line for schools, parents/carers and professionals for matters relating to the Education Health and CarePlan (EHCP) process for children and young people with Special EducationalNeeds and Disabilities (SEND).

Suitable for: EY Teachers, SENCOs/INCOs, Managers/Senior Leaders, Early Years Practitioners, Nursery Nurses, Teaching/Learning Assistants

Dates: 19th March, 20th April, 4th May 9.30 – 2.30pm

You only need to attend 1 session, but have included all dates to help with planning.

Hertfordshire County Council is rolling out a programme of training for all Early Years settings. The aims of the training are:

  • to develop increased understanding and awareness of autism & social communication needs
  • to explore strategies to support learning and development
  • to enhance good practice across Early Years settings
  • to ensure effective support for Early Years children across all settings

There is no charge for this training.

Training will be delivered virtually using Microsoft Teams.

To book a place on the training, please contact Charlotte Osborne via email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Please provide the following details:

  • Name(s) of applicants
  • DSPL Area
  • Course name & date
  • Setting name
  • Email address(s) of applicant(s) as invite to training will be sent to them directly

Hertfordshire support for Pupils and Young People on the autism spectrum

Schools programme Autism Education Trust (AET) Free Training

AET vision - ‘all children and young people with autism receive an education which enables them to fulfil their aspirations and engage in society as active citizens’

Our Hertfordshire aim is to enable increased understanding and awareness of autismleading to a positive whole school ethos and good practicewhich actively supports our children and young people with autism

This is a one session course with available dates 3 March 2021 and 14 June 2021

Details of SPRING TERM ONLINE WORKSHOPS for parents/carersfunded by Hertfordshire County Council.

These interactive workshops will be delivered via Zoom and can be accessed via a PC, laptop, tablet or smartphone. For more details and to book your FREE ticket, please see http://add-vance.eventbrite.com/ or visit our Facebook page.

More detailed information is available in this flyer: 

Downloadable information: 

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