Portsmouth Local Offer

Before School Education

Education

A list of Special Schools in Portsmouth

A list of special schools in Portsmouth including a link to their websites.

Tel: 023 9284 1238

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A parent's guide to SEN support in schools

This leaflet was developed in partnership with the Parent Engagement Officer from Portsmouth Disability Forum.

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A Pathway for Early Years

This pathway provides information which should ensure that by the time every child starts school, their needs have been identified and support is in place where appropriate

Tel: 023 9268 8781

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A Strategy for Improving Wellbeing and Resilience in Education

The Strategy for Improving Wellbeing and Resilience in Education has now been published and has been developed as part of the local Future in Mind transformation plan to help promote, protect and improve our children and young people's mental health and wellbeing. Wellbeing and resilience underpins all aspects of education and learning. This strategy has been developed to complement the existing work to improve outcomes for children and young people in the city.

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Annual Review Form and Guidelines for pupils from Foundation Stage up to and including Year 8

The Annual Review Form and Guidelines for pupils from Foundation Stage up to and including Year 8 can be found in this section.

Tel: 023 9284 1238

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Annual Reviews - Guidelines for completion

In this section you will find Guidelines for completing Annual Review Reports for pupils from Foundation Stage up to and including Yr 8, for Year 9 pupils and for Yr 10 pupils onwards.

Tel: 023 9284 1238

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Anti Bullying Strategy

Portsmouth's Anti-Bullying Strategy has been prepared to provide a framework for multi-agency working in the City in order to tackle bullying in our schools and other settings for children and young people and to support the development, monitoring and evaluation of anti-bullying work. The section contains the Anti-Bullying Strategy and a Guidance and Resource Pack for Schools.

Tel: 023 9284 1712

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Childcare Guide

We understand that as a parent or carer it can be difficult to make an informed choice about childcare. What is childcare? Where do I start looking? How do I know my child will be safe? This section will take you to information on Portsmouth City Councils website about finding the right childcare.

Tel: 023 9268 8830,

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Disagreement, Resolution and Mediation

Information on disagreeing with Portsmouth City Council and others regarding Children and Young People's Special Educational Needs and Disabilities

Tel: 023 9284 1238

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Early Years - Request for Education, Health and Care needs assessment

In this section you will find the Early Years Request for EHC Needs Assessment Form and the Profile of Need

Tel: 023 9282 2251

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Early Years Advisory Teachers - Area Inclusion Officers

Early Years Advisory Teachers monitor, track and offer advice and support to setting Inclusion Co-ordinators who are working with children with SEND. This includes delivering training and professional development. They also liaise with other professionals to ensure children with SEND are known and are receiving appropriate provision, they also attend monthly Early Years Panels.

Tel: 02392 827392

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Early Years and Childcare

The Early Years and Childcare Team provide information and advice for parents, childcare professionals and those wanting to work with children.

Tel: 023 9288 2649

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Early Years Information

A range of information relating to Early Years which features on the Portsmouth Local Offer

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Early Years Panel

The panel is a group of professionals from the Speech and Language Therapy Service, the Community Consultant Paediatricians, Early Years Advisory Teacher Service, Health Visitors, Educational Psychology Service, Portage, Head-teacher from Willows, and the SEN team. It meets regularly to make sure that we are aware of pre-school children with special needs and that we have plans in place to support the children and their families and to ensure a smooth transition to school.

Tel: 023 92844272

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Early Years SEN provision - an outline for parents

Early years settings include nurseries, childminders, pre-schools and day care. All these early years providers are expected to have regard to the Equality Act 2010 and the SEND Code of Practice as well as following the regulations set out in The Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) and The Special Educational Needs and Disability Regulations 2014 in order to support children with SEND in their provision.

Tel: 023 9284 1238

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Early Years Settings (eg nurseries, playgroups, childminders and pre-schools)

This section holds information on how to find out about early years settings

Tel: 023 9268 8830

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Education Health and Care Plans - Timelines for Parents

This information is intended to provide parents and carers with a guide as to the timescales involved in the Education, Health and Care Plan process.

Tel: 07825 185608

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Education, Health and Care Plans (EHCP) - Information for parents/carers

This section contains links to information on Education, Health and Care Plans specifically for parents/carers.

Tel: 023 9284 1238

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Educational Psychology Team

The service offers training, consultation and support to schools, and other settings with regard to special or additional needs of children and young people, and individual assessments of the special additional needs of children and young people. We can also provide some on-going interventions with children and young people, individually or in groups, or monitor and supervise interventions. Advice is also provided to the Local Authority to support specific projects and strategy development.

Tel: 023 9268 8563

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Ethnic Minority Achievement Service (EMAS)

EMAS provides support for nurseries, schools and other services when working with pupils who have English as an additional language (EAL) and/or who are black or minority ethnic (BME).

Tel: 023 92 733130

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