Portsmouth Local Offer

Before School Education

Education

Portage and Portage Plus

Portsmouth Portage Team provides an educational service (Portage or Portage Plus) for pre-school children from a very early age up until they are ready to start school.

Tel: 023 9283 4568

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Portsmouth Education Partnership (PEP)

The Portsmouth Education Partnership (PEP) brings together Multi Academy Trusts (MATs), schools, academies, colleges, early years settings, Higher Education Institutions, the council, teaching schools, the Regional Schools Commissioner (RSC), Portsmouth Dioceses and EBP South to improve attainment and opportunities for children and young people across the city. The PEP is linked to the overarching Children’s Trust arrangements for Portsmouth which bring together all agencies whose work affects the lives of children, young people and families, including: social care, health, the Police, Jobcentre Plus, the voluntary sector, Solent Local Enterprise Partnership and others.

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Portsmouth Implementation of the SEND Reforms: Progress Report April 2018

The Progress Report provides a summary of the actions achieved in implementing the SEND Reforms in Portsmouth, as set out in the Children and Families Act 2014, during the initial implementation phase from September 2014 to March 2018.

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Portsmouth Local Area SEND Inspection July 2019

Inspection of Portsmouth local area’s effectiveness in identifying and meeting the needs of, and improving outcomes for, children and young people who have special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) from Monday 1 July 2019 to Friday 5 July 2019.

Tel: 02392822251

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Portsmouth Nurture Group Network

The Portsmouth Nurture Group Network was formed after the Portsmouth Inclusion Conference in 2016. A steering group consisting of representatives from the multi-agency behaviour support service, a headteacher, SENCo, pupil and family support worker, senior educational psychologist and the local authority, established a nurture group network across Portsmouth.

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Portsmouth SEND Strategic Review June 2017 - March 2018

The SEND Strategic Review, which commenced in June 2017, was commissioned jointly by Portsmouth and Southampton City Councils. With a brief to carry out a comprehensive strategic review of the provision for Portsmouth and Southampton children and young people (aged 0-25) with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND), the key aim was to ensure future demands can be met which are financially sustainable. The review included consideration of the continuum of provision available to meet the range of identified need, as well as the sufficiency of provision going forward.

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SEN Team - Privacy Statement

In accordance with the Data Protection Act 2018, the SEN Team aims to meet the highest standards when collecting and using personal information. This is a specific privacy policy which explains how the SEN Team collects and uses your personal information, the purposes of this, who it might be shared with and why.

Tel: 023 9284 1238

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SEND Code of Practice/DfE National Guidance

This section contains a link to the Special Educational Needs and Disability Code of Practice 0 - 25

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SEND Inclusion Fund for Early Years Settings

The SEND Inclusion Fund is available to enable an early years setting to further support a child with an identified special educational need and/or disability (SEND) to improve their outcomes.

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SEND Needs Assessment

This document has been developed by the 0 - 25 Joint Commissioning Steering Group. Its role is to improve the effectiveness of services for children and young people aged 0-25 years with special educational needs and disabilities through joint planning and commissioning. Producing the needs assessment is a statutory requirement set out in the Children and Families Act 2014

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Sensory Impairment Team

The service for Sensory Impairment comprises of Specialist Teacher Advisers, Communication Support Workers, Intervenors and a habilitation worker for VI pupils. We work with sensory impaired children and students from 0 - 25 years of age, at home or other pre-school settings, in schools and colleges.

Tel: 023 92688612

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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 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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Support for childcare providers

This section provides a range of useful information and resources for childcare providers and settings.

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Supporting pupils at school with medical conditions

This section contains a link to the statutory guidance, 'Supporting pupils at school with medical conditions'.

Tel: 0370 000 2288

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The Elizabeth Foundation - provides a wide range of services and education programmes for preschool deaf children and their parents / carers

The Elizabeth Foundation offers early intervention and support for deaf children and their parents. Services include a 1:2:1 programme for newly diagnosed babies and their family, baby and toddler programmes and pre-school nurseries.

Tel: 023 9237 2735

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The Rainbow Centre for Conductive Education

The Rainbow Centre provides Conductive Education (CE) services.

Tel: 01329 289500

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What Early Years Providers need to know about supporting young children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities

This section holds information on What Early Years Providers need to know about supporting young children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) and their families

Tel: 020 7843 6000

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What the Local Authority expects mainstream schools to offer (SEND offer)

Most children and young people will have their needs meet within their local mainstream school for the duration of their statutory education. In consultation with headteachers from primary and secondary schools in Portsmouth a statement has been agreed as a guide to what can be expected of Portsmouth mainstream schools. The contribution to the Local Offer from mainstream schools and academies in Portsmouth has been agreed as guided by this statement. The governing body of each school is required under the Children and Families Act to publish a school report on their website that provides details on how SEN information in their school. In Portsmouth we call this the Schools SEN offer and each school's offer can be found under their school name.

Tel: 023 9284 1238

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