Portsmouth Local Offer

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

Information and Support

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 and Disability (SEND) Strategy

A strategy to promote inclusion and improve outcomes for children and young people with SEND and their families

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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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Specialist Careers Guidance

The section contains information on how to access Specialist Careers Guidance for young people aged 16-25 with special educational needs and disabilities.

Tel: 023 9288 2438

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Specialist Employability Support - Jobcentre Plus

Specialist Employability Support is an employment focussed programme that has been designed to specifically to help people with disabilities to gain the skills needed to find and stay in work.

Tel: 0845 606 0234

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Specialist Health Visitor Team

The team deliver a specialist health visiting service with targeted support and interventions to children with disabilities and their families from the antenatal period up to the end of a child's first year at school (Reception Year).

Tel: 073930060045

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Specialist Palliative Care Team

Palliative care aims to improve the quality of life for patients who are living with a life shortening illness. It also helps their carers and those close to them. The Specialist Palliative Care Team (SPCT) aims to provide advice and support to patients, family, friends and carers.

Tel: 0300 300 2012

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Specialist School Nursing Service

The Specialist School Nursing Service is provided at Mary Rose Academy and delivers a range of assessments and treatments to children and young people with identified health needs who attend the school.

Tel: 023 9285 2330

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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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