Development & Inclusion Centre for Excellence

What is DICE?

The Development and Inclusion Centre for Excellence, known as DICE, streamlines our approach to the BehaviouralWellbeing and Learning needs of students at Carrington School. IdentificationIntervention and Impact are the core components. It is a model based on a tiered approach, and has been developed by adapting the Graduated Response model from the SEN Code of Practice (2015) and utilising the Surrey Profiles of Needs (2019). 


  • To establish Carrington School’s Early Help offer and manage this in-house where possible
  • To clearly signpost to students, families and staff what interventions are in place to support students
  • To respond to the needs of our students, particularly the most vulnerable
  • To streamline previous processes and ensure Identification, Intervention and Impact are appropriate to each student’s needs
  • To improve communication between staff who are all working with all young people at Carrington School

All staff make a contribution to DICE in their various roles. Key DICE staff include:

  • Assistant Headteacher – Key Stage 3 (KS3) (DDSL)
  • Assistant Headteacher – Key Stage 4 (KS4) (DSL)
  • Assistant Headteacher – Teaching and Learning
  • Director of Inclusion
  • Heads of Year
  • Assistant Heads of Year
  • Student Hub Co-ordinators (non-teaching pastoral staff)
  • Tutors
  • SENDCo
  • Learning Support Co-ordinator
  • Teaching Assistants
  • Attendance Officers

Referrals can be made for various interventions offered and run by a range of staff who contribute to DICE such as Assistant Headteachers, the SENDCo, Heads of Year and Assistant Heads of Year.

Find out more about How we Support our Young People...

A Young Carer is a child or young person under the age of 18 who helps to look after a relative with a disability, illness, mental health condition, or drug or alcohol problem. This might include looking after parents or siblings. Young Carers may be asked to do extra jobs in and around the home, such as cooking, cleaning or helping someone get dressed and move around. Young Carers may also give emotional support, and a lot of physical help to a parent or sibling who's disabled or ill.

Students are referred to Surrey Young Carers via the Head of Year or Learning Support.

We also take part in the Young Carers Awareness Day which is held annually at the end of January.