Back in July, we worked with Sheffield City Council to gather parents’ views about sending their child with additional needs back to school. What questions and concerns did parents have? What did they want schools to be aware of?
Sheffield City Council has published general information for parents about the full reopening of schools here. However, we know that parents of children with additional needs have some very specific questions and concerns. We have compiled this article to try and address some of them.
The government has announced funding worth £1 billion to ensure that schools and colleges have the support they need to help children and young people make up for lost teaching time. The funding is separated into two blocks:
From September, pupils of compulsory school age (5-16 years) must attend school, unless they have been told to self-isolate (e.g. following a positive test result) or advised to shield by their health professional.