Education Inclusion Service (EIS)

About us and contact details

EIS is part of the Children’s Services department of Hampshire County Council.
About Education and Inclusion (EIS)

The EIS service is led by David Harvey, Area Strategic Manager West and David Retter, Area Strategic Manager East.

EIS encompasses the following areas:

  • Primary Behaviour Service
  • Inclusion officers for matters relating to exclusion
  • Elective Home Education
  • Place2Learn: the virtual school

The Key aim of EIS is to ensure that children have access to education. 

To achieve this we work with schools, parents and other agencies to secure the best possible education outcomes for children. 

For the vast majority of pupils school is appropriate. However, alternative provision is required for some pupils. This may be due to exclusion or being at risk of exclusion, medical needs or emotional vulnerability. EIS acts as broker to arrange appropriate alternative provision. 

We provide help to primary aged pupils within their school through support from the Primary Behaviour Service (PBS).

The Area Strategic Manager can commission places for secondary aged pupils at one of the seven education centres (Hampshire’s term for Pupil Referral Units). Education centres are not destinations for pupils but a short stay intervention. 

Alternatively, schools can commission a place at Place2Learn which is part of EIS. Place2Learn provides lessons in the core curriculum (English, Maths and Science) for pupils at KS2, KS3 and KS4 who find it hard to access mainstream education. 

Only schools can refer pupils to EIS. 

Contact us

Parents are welcome to contact the County Council area managers for alternative education provision:

Hampshire West

New Forest, Test Valley, Basingstoke and Deane, Winchester and Eastleigh
Email dave.harvey@hants.gov.uk

Hampshire East

Rushmoor, Hart and East Hants, Havant, Fareham and Gosport
Email david.retter@hants.gov.uk

PA Annette Bailey
Phone 01962 876263
Email annette.bailey@hants.gov.uk

By post

Education and Inclusion
Children’s Services Department
Hampshire County Council
Elizabeth II Court North
The Castle
Winchester
SO23 8UG