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Annual review of an EHC plan

An EHC Plan must be reviewed at least once a year. The annual review is a process of gathering updated information on a child’s progress. A meeting is held as part of the process. Most of the review process is handled by the SENCO, who…

Anxiety and school refusal

What can parents do if their child suffers such high levels of anxiety that they find it difficult to attend school? The most important thing is to ask for help from professionals in and out of school as soon as problems start to emerge. Schools…

Appealing to the SEND Tribunal

You and your family can appeal to the SEND Tribunal if you disagree with a decision made by the local authority in relation to an EHC needs assessment or EHC plan. The SEND Tribunal can order the local authority to carry out EHC needs assessments,…

Apprenticeships, Traineeships and Supported Internships

Apprenticeships Who they are for: Apprenticeships are for young people aged 16 and upwards. The young person will need to have achieved GCSE grades A-C or 9-4 or equivalent or continue to work towards this as part of the apprenticeship. Young people with an EHC…

Childcare funding for children with SEND

Free early learning For two-year-olds: Two-year-olds qualify for 570 hours of free childcare per year if they receive Disability Living Allowance (DLA) or have an Education Health and Care (EHC) plan. Some two-year-olds may also qualify if your family claims certain state benefits, for example Income…

Children with medical needs in school

As more children with complex medical conditions are surviving and living well into adulthood, new challenges and opportunities arise for children to be included in mainstream schools, as well as in specialist settings. From September 2014 a new duty came into force for governing bodies…

Disagreement resolution

Disagreement resolution can help parents and young people resolve disagreements with their local authority or their nursery, school or college. It covers all children and young people with any kind of SEN – you don’t need an EHC plan. Taking part is voluntary for all…

Early Years Education (Local Offer)

The Sheffield Early Years Inclusion Service supports young children with complex needs at home and the transition into early years settings. The Sheffield Early Years Inclusion Team includes Specialist Teachers and Teaching Assistants who work with young children who have additional needs. The team also…

Education, Health and Care (EHC) plans

An EHC plan is a legal document which describes a child or young person’s educational, health and social care needs and sets out the specialist provision required to meet those needs and achieve agreed long-term outcomes. It is issued by the local authority after an…

Education, Learning and Training (Local Offer)

Education, learning and training related services in Sheffield. Narrow your search for education, learning and training using the search options above or the filters on the left.Where an education, learning or training provider offers support to children and young people with special educational needs and/or a disability…
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