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Top tips for SEND families to support children’s next steps after primary school

Top tips for SEND families to support children’s next steps after primary school

If your child is starting secondary school in September, we’ve unveiled a new guide to …

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 …

Events

Teenagers and Sleep Zoom session

11/06/2024
7:00 pm
Zoom

This Session is designed specifically for parents and carers of teenagers who struggle with sleep. …

Zoom Sleep Course for Parents

04/07/2024
7:00 pm
Zoom

Thursdays 4 &11 July 2024, 7pm-9pm Children and young people with special educational needs are …

Local Offer Live Portsmouth Central Library

04/07/2024
2:00 pm
Portsmouth Central Library

The Local Offer Live is coming back to the City Centre! Find out about the …

Zoom Sleep Course for Parents

23/09/2024
7:00 pm
Zoom

Tuesdays 23 and 30th September 2024 10am-12pm Children and young people with special educational needs …

Zoom Sleep course for parents

05/11/2024
7:00 pm
Zoom

Tuesdays 5th and 12th November 2024 7pm- 9pm Children and young people with special educational …

From the SENCOs – Supporting the move to senior school

From the SENCOs – Supporting the move to senior school

We’ve been supporting families as they help their children prepare for a September start as …

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Parent Point of View – Making the move to senior school

Parent Point of View – Making the move to senior school

Our next steps after primary school initiative is helping families prepare their children for a …

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

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

Starting School in Reception Jackie talks about her experience of  her children starting school and …

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