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Policies, Pathways & Documents

COVID-19 update  This section will provide information on policies (both local and national) pathways and documents which parents, carers, young people and practitioners may find useful.

Special Needs Activities

Holiday Activity Fund (HAF) - find out more by visiting Brighter Futures for Children  There are different types of activities available, clubs that are specifically designed around the needs of children/young people with special needs that also offer a Short Breaks and clubs where the parent/carer stays.…

Graduated Response Documents for Early Years & Schools

Graduated response documents for Early Years 0-5 year, and Schools 5 - 16 years. Updated - May 2021

Caring in Reading Information Pack

Caring can be rewarding but it can also be demanding, physically and mentally. This can have a huge impact on your own health and wellbeing. As a carer it is very important that you are aware of the help available to support you so you…

Disability Access Fund (DAF)

From April 2017 the Disability Access Fund (DAF) came into effect.  Updated - March 2022

Further (Post 16 years) & Higher Education

This section deals with the compulsory education requirements until a young person is 18 years and the continuing education that is available after this age.   Page reviewed December 2021

Transition - Becoming an adult and preparing for the future

This section is designed to provide information for young people with Special Educational Needs and/or Disability (SEND) on support and services available to help them make informed choices about their futures. This sections includes information on a wide range of subjects, including the following: Post-16…

Social and Activity Clubs

There's no need to feel lonely and isolated at home - there are lots of social and activity clubs which provide opportunities for you to get out, meet new friends and take part in activities you enjoy. Many clubs and groups are for people of…

Jargon Buster

Jargon Buster Academy - An independently run school that receives government funding. Many academies have converted from maintained schools. Academies may be run by businesses, other schools, charities or voluntary groups. Academies are not controlled by the local authority and have a lot of freedom…

Nursery Schools & Classes

Nursery School and Classes are open term time only, please see below to find out more. For infor mation on day nurseries visit our advice & guidance page Nurseries .   Page reviewed June 2022