Education is one of our key priorities. Our parent representatives sit on several strategic groups to improve educational provision for children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND)
The SEN Code of Practice is based on the legal framework for special educational needs. It gives practical guidance to schools, nurseries, colleges, Local Authorities, Social Services Departments and Health Authorities on how to fulfil their responsibilities under the legal framework.
The Sheffield Support Grid is a locally-developed guidance document for school staff and other professionals. It is intended to help schools allocate support to learners with additional needs in a fair, consistent and transparent way.
This article on the Local Offer website explains what a Personal Budget is, how to request one, and the different ways of delivering it.
This booklet is for parent of pupils with SEN who attend a mainstream school in Sheffield. It explains how schools identify and support pupils with SEN, what a MyPlan is, how the EHC needs assessment process works, and what parents can do if they encounter difficulties.
IPSEA is a national charity providing free legally based advice to families who have children with special educational needs.
Formerly known as Parent Partnership. Provides free, impartial and confidential information, advice and support to parents/carers of children and young people (0-25) with disabilities and special educational needs in relation to education, health and social care services, disability benefits, support groups and leisure opportunities.
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