SEND Provision/ Local Offer;
The School Offer document informs parents about what we provide for children with Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities.
PETERBOROUGH SCHOOLS: SEND PROVISION / LOCAL OFFER
The Local Authority is committed to all pupils, regardless of their specific needs, making the best possible progress in their educational setting which, wherever possible and with the agreement of the family or the young person, will be in a mainstream setting.
All Peterborough’s schools have a similar approach to meeting the needs of pupils with special educational needs and disabilities. Maintained schools have access to a range of professional services provided by the Local Authority which include the Educational Psychology Service, the Autism Outreach Service, the Sensory Support Service and the Specialist Teacher for pupils with ADHD.
Academies and Free Schools within the city also have access to these services though the funding mechanisms differ to those in place for maintained schools.
An inclusive school may offer the following ‘additional and different’ arrangements to support children with SEND. This provision is over and above ‘Quality First Teaching’ which is the entitlement for all children.
What to expect in the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)
• The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) outlines what adults must do to help children learn and develop and to be healthy and safe.
Afasic was founded in 1968 as a parent-led organisation to help children and young people with speech and language impairments and their families. Information and training is provided for parents – and professionals – and a range of publications are available.
Afasic seeks to raise awareness and to create better services and provision for children and young people with speech and language impairments. It works in partnership with local and national government, professional and statutory bodies and other voluntary organisations.
Family and Children Care Trust:
Resources for professionals
National Children's Bureau:
Education, Health and Care Plans: Examples of good practice
Resources available include 'What to expect, when?'
List of SEND resources and useful links
The Communication Trust
iCAN's mission is that no child should be left out or left behind because of a difficulty speaking or understanding
Universally Speaking is a series of booklets for anyone who works with children and young people. The booklets show where children should be with their communication skills at any given age.
You can use the booklets to find out whether the children you work with are on the right track, what helps them learn to talk and listen and what to do if you have concerns about any of their communication abilities. These can be accessed via universally-speaking-0-5
Talking Point gives parents/carers and practitioners the information they need to help children develop their speech, language and communication skills.
National Autistic Society:
National Deaf Children's Society
Provides expert support on childhood deafness, raises awareness and campaigns for deaf children’s rights, so they have the same opportunities as everyone else
Peterborough & District Deaf Children's Society:
PDDCS also known as Peterborough and District Deaf Children’s Society provide lots of activities for children who are deaf or have hearing loss in and around the local area. They aim to offer as much help and guidance as possible on not only language but accessing help and support in school and early years settings, technology and Audiology.
Gina Davies Autism Centre
At the Gina Davies Autism Centre, their role is to provide services to families, carers and professionals who are dealing with the challenges of autism among children.
The National Association for Special Educational Needs (nasen) – a charitable membership organisation that exists to support and champion those working with, and for, children and young people with SEND and learning differences.
Council for Disabled Children
The umbrella body for the disabled children's sector with a membership of over 300 voluntary and community organisations and an active network of practitioners that spans education, health and social care.
Multicultural organisation that works tirelessly to champion social inclusion within society.
Speech and Language
The Speech and Language Therapy Toolkit contains advice, activities and general resources to help with the development of children and young people's speech, language and communication skills.
The occupational therapy toolkit gives a variety of information, advice and tips and general resources to help
with a child’s everyday life skills.
Psychology Service - children
The aim of the toolkit is to provide advice, activities and general resources to help families to manage some every day challenges and difficulties around toileting and self-care.
Resources and research can be found from the following links;
pdnet is a national network that provides professionals in education with support in promoting positive outcomes for children and young people with a physical disability.
Click the link to access the website; pdnet