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Area SEND Inspection

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January 2024: Ofsted and CQC work together to inspect education, health and care services for children and young people with SEND in a local area, to make sure they are effective. These Area SEND inspections follow a new framework introduced from January 2023 and last…

Find primary schools

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Choosing a school for your child is an important decision that any parent has to make.   Before you decide on a primary school arrange to visit your local schools to get a feel for their ethos and their values.   When visiting think about how it made you feel.  Did…

School meals

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Page contents: School meals Universal infant free school meals Free School Meals Applying for free school meals Free school meals during school holidays School Meals School meals can save you time on preparing lunches and offer children and young people a wide choice of healthy…

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…

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…