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Fixed penalty notices

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Page contents: Parental responsibilities Penalty Notices When a Penalty Notice might be issued What you can do to avoid receiving a Penalty Notice The cost of a Penalty Notice Is there an appeals process? What happens if you do not pay Further information and advice…

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…

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,…

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…

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,…