Portsmouth Local Offer

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


Special Educational Needs (SEN) Team

The SEN team works with the city's early years settings, schools, and post 16 education & training providers in identifying, assessing, planning for and reviewing children / young people's special educational needs and disabilities (SEND). It delivers all of the local authority's statutory duties in relation to SEND including maintaining statements of special educational needs and education, health & care (EHC) plans.

Tel: 023 9284 1238

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Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) - Information for Parents/Carers

This section contains links to a range of information for Parents/Carers on Special Education Needs and Disabilities

Tel: 023 9284 1238

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Special Educational Needs Support Partnership (PSENSP)

The Portsmouth Special Educational Needs Support Partnership (PSENSP) is a service for schools which is designated to: • offer free targeted support aimed at staff who are supporting specific pupils with SEN • provide access to a range of continuing professional development and training for individual and/or groups of staff working with pupils with SEN

Tel: 023 9285 2330

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Special Provision Capital Fund

This entry provides information on the development of a new vocational provision in Portsmouth for some of the most vulnerable and challenging young people in the city.

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Springfield School

Springfield is a mainstream secondary school.

Tel: (023) 9237 9119

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St Edmunds Catholic School

St Edmunds is a mainstream catholic secondary school.

Tel: 023 9282 3766

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St Edmunds School Inclusion Centre - Sensory Impairment

The Inclusion Centre for sensory impairment children is an integral part of the mainstream school. It caters for sensory impairment children between 11 and 16 years of age.

Tel: 023 9282 3766

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St Johns Cathedral Catholic Primary School

St Johns is a mainstream catholic primary school.

Tel: 023 9282 1055

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St Judes Church of England Primary School

St Judes is a mainstream Church of England primary school.

Tel: 023 9282 4061

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St Pauls Catholic Primary School

St Pauls is a mainstream catholic primary school.

Tel: 023 9237 5488

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St Swithuns Catholic Primary School

St Swithuns is a mainstream catholic primary school.

Tel: 023 9282 9339

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St Vincent College

St Vincent College (Post 16) is a mainstream college in Gosport with a Specialist Learning Support Unit attached.

Tel: 023 9258 8311

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Stamshaw Infant School

Stamshaw Infant is a mainstream infant school.

Tel: (023) 9266 1192

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Stamshaw Junior School

Stamshaw Junior is a mainstream junior school.

Tel: (023) 9266 1045

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Support for childcare providers

This section provides a range of useful information and resources for childcare providers and settings.

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Supporting Children and Young People with Reading Difficulties

This document has been written by the Portsmouth Educational Psychology Team to provide guidance to schools, parents, support teachers, and other professionals on the issues involved in helping children and young people with reading difficulties.

Tel: 023 9268 4272

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Supporting pupils at school with medical conditions

This section contains a link to the statutory guidance, 'Supporting pupils at school with medical conditions'.

Tel: 0370 000 2288

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The Elizabeth Foundation - provides a wide range of services and education programmes for preschool deaf children and their parents / carers

The Elizabeth Foundation offers early intervention and support for deaf children and their parents. Services include a 1:2:1 programme for newly diagnosed babies and their family, baby and toddler programmes and pre-school nurseries.

Tel: 023 9237 2735

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The Harbour School

The Harbour School Unit makes provision for pupils aged 9 to 16 who have a wide range of social, emotional, mental health needs (SEMH) and provides a behaviour support service for all ages to mainstream schools. website.

Tel: 023 9266 5664

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