Portsmouth Local Offer

For children, young people and their families with a special educational need or disability.

Education

Portsmouth Education Partnership (PEP)

The Portsmouth Education Partnership (PEP) brings together Multi Academy Trusts (MATs), schools, academies, colleges, early years settings, Higher Education Institutions, the council, teaching schools, the Regional Schools Commissioner (RSC), Portsmouth Dioceses and EBP South to improve attainment and opportunities for children and young people across the city. The PEP is linked to the overarching Children’s Trust arrangements for Portsmouth which bring together all agencies whose work affects the lives of children, young people and families, including: social care, health, the Police, Jobcentre Plus, the voluntary sector, Solent Local Enterprise Partnership and others.

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Portsmouth Implementation of the SEND Reforms: Progress Report April 2018

The Progress Report provides a summary of the actions achieved in implementing the SEND Reforms in Portsmouth, as set out in the Children and Families Act 2014, during the initial implementation phase from September 2014 to March 2018.

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Portsmouth Nurture Group Network

The Portsmouth Nurture Group Network was formed after the Portsmouth Inclusion Conference in 2016. A steering group consisting of representatives from the multi-agency behaviour support service, a headteacher, SENCo, pupil and family support worker, senior educational psychologist and the local authority, established a nurture group network across Portsmouth.

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Portsmouth SEND Strategic Review June 2017 - March 2018

The SEND Strategic Review, which commenced in June 2017, was commissioned jointly by Portsmouth and Southampton City Councils. With a brief to carry out a comprehensive strategic review of the provision for Portsmouth and Southampton children and young people (aged 0-25) with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND), the key aim was to ensure future demands can be met which are financially sustainable. The review included consideration of the continuum of provision available to meet the range of identified need, as well as the sufficiency of provision going forward.

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Portsmouth University - Additional Support and Disability Advice Centre (ASDAC)

ASDAC can provide advice and arrange support for all University of Portsmouth disabled students and applicants. We are committed to promoting equal opportunities for all students. No student will be excluded from entry to any University programme as a result of discrimination on the grounds of disability.

Tel: (0)23 9284 8484

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Priory School

Priory is a mainstream secondary school.

Tel: 023 9281 9115

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Pupil Premium

The pupil premium is additional funding for publicly funded schools in England to: • raising the attainment of disadvantaged pupils of all abilities to reach their potential • supporting children and young people with parents in the regular armed forces

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Reduced Timetable Guidance

The local authority has a statutory responsibility to identify and track any pupil missing education. Any pupil on reduced timetable is deemed to be at risk of missing education and therefore needs to be identified and tracked.

Tel: 023 9284 1568

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Redwood Park Academy

Redwood Park Academy is a designated special school which caters for children between 11 and 16 years of age who are experiencing learning difficulties.

Tel: 02392377500

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School Admissions

A range of information on school admissions including catchment areas for infant, junior and secondary schools in Portsmouth, in year transfer, appeals, waiting lists and other related information.

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School request for Education, Health and Care Needs Assessment

In this section you will find the form to be completed by schools to request an Education, Health and Care Needs Assessment

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Schools - Guidance and Forms for Education, Health and Care Needs Assessments

This section contains guidance and templates relating to Education, Health and Care Needs Assessments for schools.

Tel: 023 9282 2251

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SEN Support in Schools/Colleges

SEN Support is the process schools and similar settings use to identify and meet the needs of children with SEN.

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SEN Support Plan

In this section you will find the SEN Support Plan form.

Tel: 023 9282 2251

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SEN Team - Privacy Statement

In accordance with the Data Protection Act 2018, the SEN Team aims to meet the highest standards when collecting and using personal information. This is a specific privacy policy which explains how the SEN Team collects and uses your personal information, the purposes of this, who it might be shared with and why.

Tel: 023 9284 1238

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SEND Code of Practice/DfE National Guidance

This section contains a link to the Special Educational Needs and Disability Code of Practice 0 - 25

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SEND Inclusion Fund for Early Years Settings

The SEND Inclusion Fund is available to enable an early years setting to further support a child with an identified special educational need and/or disability (SEND) to improve their outcomes.

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SEND Needs Assessment

This document has been developed by the 0 - 25 Joint Commissioning Steering Group. Its role is to improve the effectiveness of services for children and young people aged 0-25 years with special educational needs and disabilities through joint planning and commissioning. Producing the needs assessment is a statutory requirement set out in the Children and Families Act 2014

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Sensory Impairment Team

The service for Sensory Impairment comprises of Specialist Teacher Advisers, Communication Support Workers, Intervenors and a habilitation worker for VI pupils. We work with sensory impaired children and students from 0 - 25 years of age, at home or other pre-school settings, in schools and colleges.

Tel: 023 92688612

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