Haringey Learning Partnership SLA Respite

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Although the vast majority of young people attend mainstream secondary schools and academies to receive their education in KS3 and KS4, some young people benefit from receiving some, or all, of their education and support in 'off-site' settings that are delivered away from their school. Schools have responsibility for sourcing and commissioning this type of provision for their pupils and remain fully accountable for the outcomes achieved whilst on programme.
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Service Level Agreement (SLA) for the Haringey Learning Partnership Respite Provision






Haringey Learning Partnership









From 1st September 2022 to 31st August 2023

Service Level Agreement for HLP and Haringey mainstream schools

This Service Level Agreement (SLA) has been drawn up between HLP and the secondary mainstream school in Haringey.  It formalises the arrangements between the two parties in respect of the Respite Provision as set up by HLP. 

Scope of the Agreement

This SLA relates solely and exclusively to the operation and function of the Provision.

Type of Provision

The Respite Provision is specifically for supporting students who may be at risk of permanent exclusion.  The project will serve the needs of students who attend secondary mainstream schools.  The project is a small nurture style provision and aimed at providing respite placements for the school and student who is having trouble modifying disruptive behaviour which could eventually lead to permanent exclusion.   


The purpose of the project is to provide a timed intervention in a smaller group setting where social, emotional and mental health needs (SEMH) can be assessed and addressed.  The SEMH needs present as barriers to learning and thus placing the child at risk of exclusion.  The project will include intensive mentoring, a curriculum that largely mirrors that of mainstream school and a comprehensive report when the student returns to school.  Mentoring will also continue when the students returns to mainstream. 




Name of School

Haringey Learning Partnership, Commerce House


Area of need

Students in need of respite and at risk of moving towards permanent exclusion PEX


Number of Students

12 students per cohort


Timings of the Day

8.40 – 3.15pm Monday – Friday


Age Range of Students

Year 7 to 11



Students will attend the Respite Provision in their full and correct Home School uniform


Placement time

Placement length is one half term (approx. 6 weeks)


Period of Agreement

1st September 2021 to 31st August 2022

Referral Timeline to be published separately


Referral Arrangements

Referrals come from mainstream schools.


All referrals will be agreed and authorised by the HAPI panel which meets weekly.


Admissions will be directly to HLP.


HLP will co-ordinate communication with the Home School.


Attendance at HLP will be specifically recorded:


Throughout a student’s participation in the project, the student’s name will remain on the roll of his or her Home School.


-       Students will be on “Dual Register” for the period of time on Turnaround

-       Home school will use the “D” code

-       HLP will monitor attendance using their usual attendance and safeguarding arrangements

-       HLP will log student’s attendance and behaviour on their MIS

-       HLP will report attendance and behaviour data to the home school on a weekly basis

-       Safeguarding concerns will be dealt with via HLP’s safeguarding policy but in collaboration & communication with the home school.


This information will, as required, form part of the school’s data record for School Census and other data returns to the LA.



HLP’ s Management Committee will have responsibility for the governance of the project.


Referral Process

Home schools will refer to HLP’s Respite Provision via the HAPI panel. The HAPI panel meets weekly and is a multi-agency panel. Referrals should be made using the standard HLP Referral Form.


Students’ Tracking and Monitoring

Tracking and monitoring of students’ progress in relation to

-       Achievements

-       Behaviour for Learning

-       Baseline assessments – including PASS, CAT, Reading

-       Speech & Language Assessment


Students’ Review

HLP will be responsible for carrying out a review of the students’ progress and advising parents/carers daily over the phone regarding their child’s progress in all aspects of the school day.  HLP will also invite the Home School to visit regularly, attend celebration events and attend a review during the placement. In the case of a pupil with an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP), the School will also be responsible for the requirements as detailed in the EHCP.



Reintegration Arrangements

All students will return to their Home School after the placement, HLP will arrange re integration meetings with key stakeholders.


Re integration meeting will be built into the referrals timeline.  HLP will provide a comprehensive report upon reintegration to support students.


HLP will support students’ reintegration via our Secondary Outreach team.


Midway review Meetings

A formal mid-way review meeting shall be held between a representative of the Home School, HLP and the student’s parent/carer. External supporting agencies may be involved where necessary. 


Staffing Ratios, Curriculum and Enrichment

The service will be delivered by full time HLP staff.   Students will be taught by qualified teachers accompanied by support staff. Students will access a full curriculum offer (Maths, English, Science, PE, Food, History, IT, PSHE, Art & Music) delivered by specialist teachers.


There is a dedicated support member of staff for the Respite Provision who will oversee the wellbeing of students daily.  This person will be the main point of contact for Home Schools and parents. The Respite TA will also be involved in the referral in re-integration process.



-       will be responsible for ensuring the provision of sufficient, appropriately qualified and experienced staff.


Students will also access a range of weekly enrichment opportunities including sailing, Jamie’s Farm, Fitness & Literacy Pirates.


Staff Qualifications, Training and CPD

HLP is responsible for ensuring teachers and staff:

-       have appropriate training

-       have current, suitable qualifications, statutory requirements and experience

-       receive supervision and performance management/appraisals


Additional Non-School Based Support

Non-school based specialist support staff will be provided from within HLP School’s current provision e.g.

-       Counsellor

-       Speech and Language Therapists

-       Mentor

-       Educational Psychologists

-       Academic Coach

-       Animal Assisted Therapist



HLP will ensure:

-       in relation to students attending the project, suitable accommodation is available to meet the needs of individual students;

-       the provision and replacement of resources




Finance Arrangements

£ 6,000 PA HLP will charge schools £6,000 per annum this entitles the school to one rolling place. 



The Home school will be invoiced by HLP


Notice to Terminate the SLA and Consequences of Termination

July 2022 should school wish to opt out of the agreement


The Provision will be required to provide an annual report based on a self-assessment of the support provided to pupils using the Respite Programme.  The Home school will be asked to contribute to this in terms of behaviour for learning data in relation to students once they have reintegrated.



HLP’ s complaints procedure must be followed for all complaints relating to the delivery of the project and HLP will retain responsibility for the investigation and resolution of any such complaints.


Governing Law

The Agreement, and any dispute or claim (including non-contractual disputes or claims) arising out of or in connection with it or its subject matter or formation, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with the law of England and Wales.





School Name


Headteacher’s Name







Haringey Learning Partnership

Commerce House,

Commerce Road,

N22 8DZ



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