Provision Guidance Toolkit

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Provision Guidance Toolkit

Early Years Provision Guidance Toolkit

How to use the Provision Guidance Toolkit

The Provision Guidance Toolkit has been designed to be used online. The navigation begins at the home page and has direct links to the different areas of need and different levels within these areas. The starting point for exploring the guidance should be the Introduction section followed by the section for All Essex Pupils. There are navigation buttons on each section to return you to the home page if required.

The Provision Guidance can be used to combine categories of need for children with more complex needs, for instance if you have a child with a sensory need and experiencing emotional difficulties advice can be sought from each section. Relevant sections from the Provision Guidance Toolkit (or the complete document) can also be printed and used to support training, staff sharing events, etc.

How is the Toolkit structured?

We recognise that to support pupils well the foundations need to be secure. As such each area is divided into three levels of need:

  • High Quality Teaching (HQT) – This is the foundation of all teaching, assessment and intervention for all pupils.
  • Additional School Intervention and Support (ASI) – Building on quality first teaching where a pupil may need more input and advice may be sought from professionals to support individual assessment interventions
  • High Needs (HN) – for pupils with more complex or enduring needs, whose effective access to the curriculum and learning require coordinated and highly personalised advice and support