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Hackney student wins Special Olympic's gold medals for team GB...

The Special Olympics is a global multi-sport event that took place in Abu Dhabi during March 2019. It provides children and adults with intellectual disabilities year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of sports, giving them ongoing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate…

Starting primary school for pupils with SEND

If you or your child is the age when they should be starting primary school (sometimes called transfer) in September there is some information that will help you understand what to do next. There are some key dates and deadlines set by the government when…

Choosing and paying for childcare - Children with SEND

Choosing childcare for children with SEND Choosing the right childcare can be a difficult decision for every parent, but it is particularly challenging if your child has a special educational need or disability (SEND).  In this article you will find information on: Finding childcare What…

Preparing to start reception class at primary school - children with SEND

Transition – help with getting children with SEND ready for school Starting primary school can be one of the biggest transitions in a child’s life.  As a parent you will want to support your child in any way you can.  Most parents worry about how…

All about Wiki websites and how they help families and young people with SEND...

What is a wiki website? Wiki websites help young people and their families to show their interests and hopes for the future to others that are involved with the family. They are able to hold important and helpful information on a young person that helpfully…

Summer Careers Festival

Come and get advice and support following exam results and leaving school. Local colleges, training providers, apprenticeships, employment opportunities and specialist support will all be at the event, to help you succeed. Date: Friday 23 August Time: 12–3pm Venue: Assembly Halls, Hackney Town Hall, Reading…

Hackney's SEND Provision Capital Grant – Plan of Intent published...

In March 2017 government committed £215 million nationally, capital funding (special provision fund) to support local authorities to make capital investments in provision for pupils with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND)... Find out more about the consultation process: Consultations and engagement opportunities... Find out…

Independent and Non-maintained Special Schools

Independent schools are usually privately run for profit. Non-maintained schools are usually managed by charitable organisations and are not profit-making. Neither are maintained/overseen by local authorities. Most children with an education health and care plan or a statement of special educational needs will be able…

Preparing for Adulthood - Health and Wellbeing

The Health and Wellbeing Pathway map is a good visual prompt for what needs to be thought about and planned for so that young people have their needs met and so thought can be given, in advance, to all areas of their lives affected by…

What does the local authority / Hackney Learning Trust expect schools and other education settings to do?

Offer a warm welcome.. We want to encourage parents/carers of children and young people with SEND to visit schools, and for schools to be aware of and plan for needs, rather than this be a surprise when the child is allocated directly through the general…
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