The Inclusion Centre for children with communication and interaction needs, including social communication difficulties is an integral part of Devonshire Infant School. It caters for up to 8 children between 4 and 7 years of age who have communication and interaction needs, including social communication difficulties.
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A mainstream infant school.
Tel: (023) 9273 4902
Section 41 of the Children and Families Act 2014 allows the Secretary of State by order to publish a list of approved independent educational institutions, independent special schools and post-16 institutions for the purposes of satisfying Section 38 (Preparation of an Education, Health and Care (EHC) plan by local authorities) of the Act. Institutions can only be included on the list with their consent.
Tel: 0370 000 2288
The Disability Access Fund (DAF), is an additional entitlement to support children with disabilities or SEN. The DAF aids access to funded 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 9284 1974
Information on disagreeing with Portsmouth City Council and others regarding Children and Young People's Special Educational Needs and Disabilities
Tel: 023 9284 1238
In this section you will find the Early Years Request for EHC Needs Assessment Form and the Profile of Need
Tel: 023 9282 2251
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
A range of information relating to Early Years which features on the Portsmouth Local Offer
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
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
This section holds information on how to find out about early years settings
Tel: 023 9268 8830
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
This section contains links to information on Education, Health and Care Plans specifically for parents/carers.
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
Portsmouth City Council's guidance and leaflet for Parents Educating their Children at Home
Tel: 023 9284 1419
This short leaflet aims to answer frequently asked questions on elective home education.
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
This section contains guidance for professionals who will be providing assessment and advice and reports for Education, Health and Care Needs Assessments.
General further education offering a wide range of vocational courses from Entry Level to Higher Education.
Tel: 01329 815200
A mainstream junior school.
Tel: (023) 9273 5998