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Out of School Clubs

An Out of School Club is any Ofsted registered sessional activity that takes place outside of school hours or during school holidays for children aged 5 to 14 years. Out of School Clubs include breakfast clubs, after school clubs and holiday schemes. Some privately run…

Paediatricians

Community Paediatricians A community paediatrician looks after children with physical or developmental disabilities, including ADHD and autism spectrum conditions. They also have a particular role with children who are looked after or are in the process of being adopted. See the Family Information Directory to find…

Parent Journeys

We're very grateful to local parents who have shared their personal journeys.  With many services available to support you at every stage, it's reassuring to share the highs and lows of other people’s experiences.  Hopefully, these will offer encouragement in your own situation and help…

Pathway to Employment

Employment supports greater independence and freedom and there are many ways to achieve this goal. It may involve post 16 learning at a further education provider. Make enquiries about the foundation curriculum which may include independent living skills, volunteering, work experience and progression onto higher…

Personal Budgets and Direct Payments

Parents of a child with an EHC plan, or a young person who has an EHC plan, can ask for a Personal Budget. You can also ask for a Personal Budget if your child has been assessed as needing an EHC plan, but this has…

School Age Graduated Response Guidance and Toolkit

A graduated response is when a school puts effective support in place for children and young people with identified special educational needs. By doing this, barriers to learning can be removed. The Graduated Response covers 4 areas of need: Cognition and Learning Communication and Interaction Social, Emotional and Mental Health Sensory…

Schools, Colleges and Training for children and young people with SEND

This section has information on schools, colleges and training for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND). To find the information you need use the age tabs or the purple subject areas. We welcome feedback on the Local Offer. Please share…

Section 41 - Independent Education Establishments

Parents and Carers have the right to express a preference over which school a child with an EHCP should attend. Most children and young people with an EHCP successfully attend a mainstream school. Very occasionally, a child is placed in a mainstream school or special education…

SEND Tribunal

Parents/carers and young people can appeal to the SEND (Special Educational Needs and Disability) Tribunal if they disagree with our decision in relation to an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP).   If we’ve done an Education, Health & Care (EHC) assessment, or there is disagreement…