Portsmouth Local Offer

Before School Education

Education

A Series of Information Sheets on Education, Health and Care Plans

A series of information leaflets on all stages of the Education, Health and Care Plan assessment process.

Tel: 023 9284 1238

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Guidance and Forms for Annual Reviews of Education, Health and Care Plans

This section contains information, guidance and forms for Annual Reviews

Tel: 023 9282 2251

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A list of all Special Schools in Portsmouth

A list of all 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 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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Amending an Education, Health and Care Plan following a move into area.

An information sheet providing information on amending an Education, Health and Care Plan following a move into area.

Tel: 02392 841238.

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Annual Review Forms - Education, Heath and Care Plan (EHCP)

Annual Review Forms for pupils up and including Year 8, for pupils in Yr 9 and for pupils in Yr 10 and upwards.

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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Connors Toy Library

We provide 13 Community Toy Library sessions providing stay and play sessions and toy loan to over 2000 families or carers with pre-school children annually.

Tel: 023 9283 2926

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Disability Access Fund (DAF)

From April 2017 the government has introduced a new funding measure for early years providers, the Disability Access Fund (DAF), to support children with disabilities or SEN. The DAF aids access to early years places by, for example, supporting providers in making reasonable adjustments to their settings and/or helping with building capacity (be that for the child in question or for the benefit of children as a whole attending the setting).

Tel: 023 92688830

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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 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 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 SEN Support Plan Form

In this section you will find the Early Years SEN Support Plan Form

Tel: 023 9282 2251

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Early Years SEND 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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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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