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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,…

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…

Healthy Start

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Healthy Start helps you give your family the very best start in life.  If you are pregnant or have a child under four years old you could get Healthy Start vouchers to help buy milk, infant formula milk, pulses (beans, lentils and peas), plain fresh,…

Getting a diagnosis

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Children can be born with a disability or medical condition for many reasons. Parents often worry that this may be their fault. It is important to remember this is rarely the case. Diagnosis is the formal process for identifying a disability, learning difficulty or health…