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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…

Resources for schools and education settings supporting children with special educational needs

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The following resources or toolkits have been designed to be used by schools /education settings across South Gloucestershire for children and young people aged 0-25 with special educational needs and disability. Documents on this page are intended to assist educational settings in supporting children and young…

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…

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 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…

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…

SEN support in schools and settings (graduated approach)

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If your child has been identified as having a special educational need (SEN) or a disability (SEND) that impacts on their learning, the school should identify and remove any barriers to their learning. They should put effective provision and interventions in place by changing the way they teach to help your child understand their learning. If your child’s school or setting has further concerns,…

Involving your child in their care and reviews

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Involving your child as much as possible ensures that they have some say in their care and support, wherever possible. This is known as ‘person-centred planning’.    Person-centred planning (PCP) is a way of helping someone to plan their own life and support, focusing on what is important to them.    Further reading for education settings around person…

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…

Annual NHS Health Checks for people aged over 14 years with a learning disability

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People with learning disabilities often have poorer physical and mental health than other people and having an annual health check can help to identify potential problems early.  The health check can also help to improve people’s health by providing information about healthy lifestyles. People aged…

Learning disabilities

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Children with learning disabilities do not learn certain skills as quickly as other people. They may, therefore, need extra help in certain aspects of their lives. The skills in question will depend upon the type of needs they may have. Page contents: The difference between…

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…

Autism spectrum condition

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Autism is a lifelong, developmental disability that affects how a person communicates with and relates to other people, and how they experience the world around them. Page contents: What is autism Other names for autism Girls with Autism Seeking advice or referral for assessment Training…