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Transition planning between education settings for children with SEN and disabilities

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The term ‘education transition’ can be used to describe any changes for your child with special education needs and disability as they are moving into, within, between and out of educational settings. The key educational transition stages are: starting early years The move from: early…

Home education

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Education is compulsory whereas attending school is not.  Although most parents choose to send their children to school, some will educate their children at home.  This is called Elective Home Education. Page contents: Elective Home Education (EHE) What to consider before deciding to home educate…

Find secondary schools

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Choosing a secondary school is an important decision that you and your child will have to make.  Before you decide on choosing a school arrange to visit your local secondary schools to get a feel for their ethos and their values.  During the autumn term,…

School clothing grants

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If you need help with the cost of essential school clothing we have the following support available. School clothing grant To receive a school clothing grant you must be in receipt of: Child Tax Credit, provided you are not entitled to Working Tax Credit and…

How education settings support children with special educational needs

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If you think your child may have special educational needs or has a disability that is impacting on their learning it is important you understand what your child is entitled to and the steps to take if you think your child needs extra help in their education setting.  The South Glos Way Inclusion Toolkit…

The Virtual School

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The South Gloucestershire Virtual School team is responsible for raising the educational standards of South Gloucestershire’s looked-after children.  The school is virtual in the sense that it is not a physical school building that students actually attend.   The Virtual School team works in partnership with you and your child, early years settings, schools, colleges, universities and social workers.  They ensure that your child’s education is…

Supporting a child with medical needs in school

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Pupils with long-term and complex medical conditions need ongoing support, medicines or care at school so that they can manage their condition and remain well.   The Children’s and Families Act 2014 places a duty on maintained schools and academies to support those pupils that have medical conditions.   The Department of Education provides statutory guidance…

Special educational needs support in early years

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All preschool children will have their progress assessed. Between the ages of one and two, your early years setting along with your child’s health visitor should check your child’s strengths as well as areas where they may be progressing slower.   You should receive a summary of your child’s development. This will include:  personal, social and emotional development  communication and…