School funding cuts have hit pupils with special educational needs and disabilities particularly hard. How will the introduction of a new national funding formula in 2020 affect mainstream and special schools in Sheffield?
Sheffield has secured government funding for a new special free school for pupils (7-16 years) who have autism and social, emotional and mental health needs.
Sheffield Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) will be working with an additional 45 Sheffield schools from September 2017 as part of the Healthy Minds project.
Healthy Minds works with schools to help them to support young people’s mental health and emotional wellbeing. It was developed by Sheffield CAMHS working with ten pilot schools and has been recognised nationally as an example of good practice.
The Sheffield Speech and Language Therapy Service now runs drop-in clinics at nine Children’s Centres, where you can get advice and/or an initial assessment.
We were one of the beneficiary charities of the Nether Edge Farmer’s Market held in September. The money raised will go towards a special low-noise fireworks party.
Parents in Sheffield and South Yorkshire have been airing their frustration about several long-standing issues, like EHC plans, NHS waiting lists, and lack of special school places. There have been petitions, protests and campaigns. What is our forum’s role in this?