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Your SEND&AP Change Programme update – March 2024

Your SEND&AP Change Programme update – March 2024

Every month, we will provide an update on our progress in piloting the proposals in …

Moving Forward 2024 sees a record number of visitors

Moving Forward 2024 sees a record number of visitors

Over 300 young people, adults, parents, carers and professionals turned out to attend the Moving …

SEND&AP Change Programme: Education Health and Care Plan Template

SEND&AP Change Programme: Education Health and Care Plan Template

We told you we’d keep you up to date with what’s happening in the SEND&AP …

Introducing the SEND&AP Change Partnership Programme

Introducing the SEND&AP Change Partnership Programme

Exciting news about Portsmouth’s involvement in the Special Educational Needs and Disabilities & Alternative Provision …

Have your say – the Portsmouth Young Person’s SEND Survey has launched

Have your say – the Portsmouth Young Person’s SEND Survey has launched

The Portsmouth Young people’s SEND (Special Education Needs and/or Disabilities) survey is now open and …

Portsmouth leads the way by launching new post-16 education and employment guide for young people with SEND

Portsmouth leads the way by launching new post-16 education and employment guide for young people with SEND

A new post-16 education and employment guide has launched to support young people with SEND …

Anti-Bullying Week 2023

Anti-Bullying Week 2023

This week is Anti-Bullying Week, which runs from Monday 13 to Friday 17 November 2023. …

City leader hails event for SEND families a success

City leader hails event for SEND families a success

Over 80 families who have children up to the age of 25 years old with …

Portsmouth’s become a teaching assistant event returns to Paulsgrove

Portsmouth’s become a teaching assistant event returns to Paulsgrove

An event designed to get people ‘classroom ready’ as a teaching assistant in Portsmouth returns …

Local Offer Live!

Local Offer Live!

Portsmouth families with SEND are invited to a new information event to learn about services …

Children’s Commissioner enjoys a visit to HAF Pompey SEND activity at Staunton Farm

Children’s Commissioner enjoys a visit to HAF Pompey SEND activity at Staunton Farm

HAF Pompey were delighted to welcome a representative from the Office of the Children’s Commissioner …

New internship opportunity for Portsmouth’s young people with specialist needs

New internship opportunity for Portsmouth’s young people with specialist needs

A new supported internship for young people aged 18 – 24 years old with specialist …

Events

Zoom sleep course for families

16/04/2024
7:00 pm
Zoom

Tuesday 16th April 7-9pm  and  Tuesday 23 April 7-9pm Children and young people with special …

Autism friendly screening of Kung Fu Panda 4

21/04/2024
10:10 am
Odeon Cinema Port Solent

Autism Friendly screening of Kung Fu Panda 4 at Odeon Cinema Port Solent. Sunday 21st …

Kidz to Adultz South

02/05/2024
9:30 am
Farnborough International Exhibition and Conference Centre

Kidz to Adultz South is fast approaching! We’ve got an incredible line-up of exhibitors and educational seminars for parents, …

Jackie’s story – strategies for making the move to school

Jackie’s story – strategies for making the move to school

Jackie talks about her experience of  her children starting school and offers tips to help …

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Thinking About University – Elliott Shares his experiences!

Thinking About University – Elliott Shares his experiences!

Thinking About University By Elliott Lee (3rd Year Portsmouth University Student) The idea of going …

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Deaf Awareness Week – Katie Kelly aged 17, shares her thoughts and experiences

Deaf Awareness Week – Katie Kelly aged 17, shares her thoughts and experiences

My name is Katie Kelly and I’m 17 years old. I have had moderate to …

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Down Syndrome Celebration Blog – Portsmouth Down Syndrome Association share their stories.

Down Syndrome Celebration Blog – Portsmouth Down Syndrome Association share their stories.

Rachael Ross MBE (Chairperson and Charity Director) I co-founded Portsmouth Down Syndrome Association with two …

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My Neurodiversity journey by Maisie age 10

My Neurodiversity journey by Maisie age 10

Hi I’m Maisie and I am 10 years old and in year 6 at Primary …

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Living with ADHD during Lockdown – Chantelle shares her family story

Living with ADHD during Lockdown – Chantelle shares her family story

Living with ADHD during lockdown My name is Chantelle Knight, and I work as a …

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Return to College – A blog by Dynamite Young Person representative, Carly Blake

Return to College – A blog by Dynamite Young Person representative, Carly Blake

 Carly Blake from Dynamite shares her lockdown learning experiences and recent return to college…. Pre …

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Online Accessibility by Dynamite Young People’s Forum Co-Ordinator, Joe McLeish

Online Accessibility by Dynamite Young People’s Forum Co-Ordinator, Joe McLeish

In March, we went into lockdown and everything went online. Even the biggest technophobes were …

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Remote Education –  Portsmouth Education Settings’ Pandemic Response

Remote Education – Portsmouth Education Settings’ Pandemic Response

A Blog by Debbie Anderson, Head of School Improvement and Early Years   As a …

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Moving to Secondary School – A parent carers view

Moving to Secondary School – A parent carers view

For parents and carers of children with SEND, the transition between schools can be a …

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Returning to College in a Pandemic – Ruby’s Blog

Returning to College in a Pandemic – Ruby’s Blog

by Ruby Jewell September 23rd 2020  Returning or Starting College  In September 2019 I started …

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The Value of Interests

The Value of Interests

Janet Myers, (Educational Psychologist at Portsmouth City Council) in partnership with Pierre and his family, …

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