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Aspergers Syndrome

Sourced From The National Autistic Society Aspergers Syndrome Asperger syndrome is a form of autism, which is a lifelong disability that affects how a person makes sense of the world, processes information and relates to other people. Autism is often described as a 'spectrum disorder'…

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 comes into force for governing bodies…

Conversion of Statements of Special Educational Needs (SEN) to Education, Health and Care (EHC) Plans – school leavers (Y11, 12, 13 and 14).

As set out in our Transition Plan, we are prioritising school leavers with Statements of SEN, who are transferring to post-16 education, for conversion to EHC Plans by 31 May 2015.  From 24 November 2014 onwards, we aim to use the planned Annual Review date…

Dyslexia

On this page you will be able to find access to the following information as well as some other useful links that you might find helpful: An overview of what Dyslexia is and how it affects different people Some answers to the more frequently asked…

Dyspraxia

Sourced from Dyspraxia Foundation About Dyspraxia Developmental dyspraxia is an impairment or immaturity of the organisation of movement. It is an immaturity in the way that the brain processes information, which results in messages not being properly or fully transmitted. The term dyspraxia comes from…

Education, Health and Care (EHC) - Transition Plan

Background By 1 April 2018, Local Authorities (LAs) must have transferred all children and young people with a Special Educational Needs (SEN) statement to the new Education Health and Care (EHC) Plans, following a transfer review.  Young people in further education and training, who currently…

Education, Health and Care Assessment and Planning Pathway

Request an assessment If you are concerned about your child’s special educational needs, the first thing to do is to talk to the school / early years setting or college your child is attending. In schools the class teacher is responsible for the progress and…

Education, Health and Care Plans (EHC)

Background From 1 September 2014, Statements of Special Educational Need (SEN) will be replaced by Education, Health and Care (EHC) Plans.  The new EHC Plan will give the same statutory protection, but now cover from birth to age 25 and will extend the rights to…

Eligibility Criteria for an EHC Plan

The majority of children and young people with SEND will have their needs met through the Local Offer, Quality First Teaching across all classrooms, the graduated approach to assessment and meeting needs (Assess, Plan Do and Review Cycle) and access to High Needs Banded Funding…

A Guide to Starting School

Starting Fulltime Education All children must start full-time education from the term after their fifth birthday, although children in Sheffield are offered a school place earlier than this.  Families have the choice of when their child can start school.  All four year olds can start…
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