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Local Offer Live!

Local Offer Live!

Want to know more about the support available in Portsmouth for children and young people …

Anti-Bullying Week 2022

Anti-Bullying Week 2022

This week is Anti-Bullying Week, which runs from Monday 14 to Friday 19 November 2022. …

SEND  Inspection Pilot Survey Launched

SEND Inspection Pilot Survey Launched

Share your experiences about services for children and young people with SEND A survey has …

Children’s Hydrotherapy Service – Closure of pool at QA Hospital

Children’s Hydrotherapy Service – Closure of pool at QA Hospital

‘An update from Solent NHS Trusts Children’s Hydrotherapy Service – Due to essential maintenance the …

Young people SEND important message to city – Young People’s Survey results

Young people SEND important message to city – Young People’s Survey results

Survey results show where improvements need to be made for young people with special educational …

NEW Neurodiversity (ND) Tool Launched across Portsmouth City

NEW Neurodiversity (ND) Tool Launched across Portsmouth City

New Profiling Tool to help identify children and young people with neuro-developmental needs Children and …

*SEND News Flash* Consultation on law relating to reviews of EHC plans launched today – deadline for responses 12 August

*SEND News Flash* Consultation on law relating to reviews of EHC plans launched today – deadline for responses 12 August

Letter from the DfE The Department for Education has today launched a consultation on the …

Government Launches new SEND Review Green Paper

Government Launches new SEND Review Green Paper

On March 29th 2022 the government launched their much anticipated SEND and Alternative Provision Review …

Nominate a superstar teacher in the people’s choice award

Nominate a superstar teacher in the people’s choice award

If your teaching hero has gone above and beyond to help you and your family …

Children’s Mental Health Week 2022

Children’s Mental Health Week 2022

This week is Children’s Mental Health Week and runs from the 7th – 13th February …

Moving Forward – Education and Employment Event 17.03.2022

Moving Forward – Education and Employment Event 17.03.2022

A date for your diary… an exciting event for young people aged 14-24 focusing on …

Aspirations Week 2022

Aspirations Week 2022

  Portsmouth Aspirations Week runs from 17 – 21 January 2022. It’s a chance for …

Events

Carers Break Cookery Session

28/11/2022
10:00 am
Portsmouth Carers Centre

Join Portsmouth Carers Centre for a chutney demonstration and decorate your own jar to take …

SEN Stay & Play Group

28/11/2022
9:30 am
Northern Parade Family Hub

Home-Start Portsmouth’s SEN Stay & Play is a free parent and child group for children …

Red Sauce Inclusive Theatre

29/11/2022
3:30 pm
Minghella Studio, New Theatre Royal

Red Sauce Inclusive Theatre focuses on creating unique performance pieces for adults with a real …

Carers Break Cookery Session

01/12/2022
10:00 am
Portsmouth Carers Centre

Join Portsmouth Carers Centre for an icing of Christmas cakes session delivered by Carolyn. Please …

Local Offer Live!

07/12/2022
10:00 am
Portsmouth Central Library

Learn about the services that can support families with children and young people with special …

Red Sauce Inclusive Christmas Show!

13/12/2022
5:00 pm
Arts Centre (Top Floor) Central Library, Portsmouth

Red Sauce Inclusive Theatre’s Christmas Extravaganza showcases all our cast members and is a celebration …

Sleeping Beauty – Relaxed Performance

31/12/2022
11:00 am
New Theatre Royal

New Theatre Royal’s family pantomime Sleeping Beauty runs from 9 – 31 December 2022. A …

Andrew Simpson Watersports Centre – Aiming High SEN Sailing Club

19/03/2023
10:00 am
Andrew Simpson Watersports Centre

The Aiming High SEN Sailing Club is an opportunity for young SEND sailors aged 8+ …

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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