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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…

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…

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…

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…

What to expect on 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”.…
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