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Markyate Village School And Nursery

Markyate Village School and Nursery
  1. Parents
  2. Parent Support and Advice

Parent Support and Advice

ASD/ADHD parenting courses 

Dacorum Online Parenting guidance is open to parents and carers of children with a wide range of needs across Hertfordshire and are funded by the Local Authority.

Dacorum Online Parenting Course Brochure - Spring 2022.pdf

Parents can self-refer and book places via Eventbrite. Further details can be found below for each workshop.


Dacorum Family Services

School Family Worker leaflet.pdf

At Markyate we use a local advice and support service service called Dacorum Family Services.  They support the school in a variety of ways including specific work with individual pupils or families. Shelley Bright, our Family Worker, provides a wide range of advice and the appointments are free to access. 

Please see below for more information on what Shelley can support with. 

Please contact the school office to book a 1-1 appointment with Shelley. 

DFS Leaflet

Family Support Services

Please use the following link to visit the Family Action website where you will find lots of useful information.


Support for parents of under 5s

Dacorum Family Support Services offer a range of services to parents of children under 5 years old.  These include courses and workshops as well as 1-1 work on specific areas.  Please see the following leaflets for further information of the services on offer.

Family Support Team Leaflet

Current Courses and Workshops 

Menu of Services

More information can be found at www.hertsfamilycentres.org 


Delivering Special Provision Locally (DSPL) is a Hertfordshire-wide initiative, working to improve the range of provision and support services available for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities, aged 0-25.

It aims to secure a range of provision, support services and resources in each area that:

• meets the needs of children and young people with SEND aged 0-25 as close to home as possible

• improves outcomes for well-being and attainment

• widens choice for children and parents/carers

• removes barriers to learning

• uses resources effectively

Dacorum DSPL (DSPL Area 8) is one of 9 areas in Hertfordshire where parents, early years settings, primary and secondary schools, further education, local authority professionals and other agencies work together to review what is available and develop provision to fill in the gaps.

For more information on the work carried out by Dacorum DSPL8 follow the links below. 



Information on courses and groups run through DSPL8 are available on the website.  The link below takes you to the DSPL website that has details the current support on offer.