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Personal budgets overview

Personal budgets are intended to give people more choice and control over their healthcare, social care and parts of their education. A personal budget is an amount of money identified by the local authority or the CCG. You and your family may be able to…

Personal health budgets

Children, young people and adults who meet the criteria for NHS Children’s Continuing Care, NHS funded Short Breaks or Continuing Healthcare for adults can choose to have their care delivered via a personal health budget. Personal health budgets enable you and your family to have greater choice…

Reduced or part-time timetables

There may be times when a child cannot attend school full-time. For example: Recovery from illness, including mental health When a child is going through a transition period, like starting a new school, and needs time to build up to full-time attendance In rare situations…

Resources for Schools

In Sheffield, the Inclusion Taskforce with Learn Sheffield produces advice and guidance to help education providers meet the needs of children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND).

School admissions of children with special educational needs and disabilities

Admissions are covered by the Equality Act 2010. The Equality Act applies to all schools. Children and young people with disabilities must not to be treated less favourably than others in the admission process. A school should make ‘reasonable adjustments’ to prevent discrimination. If your…

Schools (Local Offer)

The Local Offer includes schools in and around Sheffield. The school listings include links to the school websites. You can find out how they can meet the needs of children with SEND. You can narrow down your search for schools using the search options above…

SEN transport

Children or young people with a special educational need or disability could be entitled to free travel to and from school in South Yorkshire with a Children's Zero Fare Pass. For further information on how to apply for a Zero Fare Pass, please visit Free…

SEND Resources for Schools

In this section, you can find services and advice providing support and resources for schools educating children with SEND. The Learn Sheffield Website also has many useful resources for schools: Inclusion Task Force.

Sheffield Support Grid

The Sheffield Support Grid The Sheffield Support Grid (SSG) is a locally-developed guidance document for school staff and other professionals. It is intended to help schools allocate support to learners with additional needs in a fair, consistent and transparent way. There are currently three versions…

Significant Educational Needs (Integrated Resources)

Integrated Resources are set up in mainstream schools. They: Cater for pupils with certain types of very significant Special Educational Needs (SEN) which cannot be easily met at their local school Have extra staff with specialist knowledge Have specialist equipment If your child attends an…

Special Educational Needs coordinator (SENCO)

Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCO) The SENCO has strategic responsibilities for overseeing the day-to-day operation of the school’s SEN policy.  Key duties include: Supporting the identification of children with special educational needs. Co-ordinating provision for children with SEN. Ensuring that the school keeps the records…

Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCO) – Role, qualifications and training requirements

Introduction Every mainstream school except private and independent schools are expected to have a Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCO) in place, although may be known by other titles such as “Inclusion Manager”. When appointing new SENCOS, schools need to consider whether they are qualified teachers and…

The Special Provision Capital Sheffield Plan (July 2018)

The Special Provision Capital Sheffield Plan The Special Provision Capital Sheffield Plan July 2018 (attached) describes the strategic intentions for the Council’s use of the special provision capital fund. In March 2017 the Department for Education announced that a special provision fund would be allocated…

Support at University

This article, explains how to help your child transition into university life and ensure they are supported throughout their studies. It includes details of some of the support services available and how to access them. There are also some links to websites with more information…

Support in education (Local Offer)

In this section, you can find services providing support in education for children with SEND. School health and support services The Health Visiting and School Nursing Team form part of the Sheffield’s 0-19 Service. They work closely with community paediatricians, GPs, health visitors and other…

Taking part in your community

Taking part in your community includes being involved in local activities which you are interested in or want to make a difference to.  This can help you: Make friends Influence local decisions Learn new skills Opportunities to influence local decisions Sheffield Young Cabinet and UK…

Templates for SEN Support

The local authority has created a range of templates for education providers to use in supporting learners with SEND. These templates have been designed to grow as a learner's needs grow, and so they fit within each other – a bit like Russian dolls. Different…

Transitions Guide - Preparing for Transition in Year 10 (age 14 to 15)

Being supported towards greater independence and employability can be life-transforming for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND). This preparation for adulthood should happen from their earliest years and no later than by Year 9 (age 13 or 14). This article covers…

Transitions Guide - Preparing for Transition in Year 11 (age 15 to 16)

Being supported towards greater independence and employability can be life-transforming for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND). This preparation for adulthood should happen from their earliest years and no later than by Year 9 (age 13 or 14). In Year 11,…

Transitions Guide - Preparing for Transition in Year 9 (age 13 to 14)

Being supported towards greater independence and employability can be life-transforming for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND). This preparation for adulthood should happen from their earliest years and no later than by Year 9 (age 13 or 14). This article…

Transitions Guide - Preparing for Transition in Years 12 and 13 (age 17 to 19)

Being supported towards greater independence and employability can be life-transforming for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND). This preparation for adulthood should happen from their earliest years and no later than by Year 9 (age 13 or 14). When a young…

What to expect from SEN Support

SEN Support is the first level of extra support provided by mainstream schools, colleges and early years settings. It is given to learners who have special educational needs but no EHC plan. SEN Support is delivered through a four-part cycle, known as the “graduated approach”.…

Working with advocates for children and young people with Special Educational Needs & Disabilities

The aim of this policy We are committed to supporting the interests of all children and young people with additional needs and ensuring equity within our processes and services. We recognise that it can sometimes be difficult for children, young people and their families to…
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