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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…

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…

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…

Transport - General information

This page provides more general information on getting out and about in Hackney and London if you have a disability.  Last updated 04/04/17

How does Hackney assist pupils with SEND to access schools and the National Curriculum?

Hackney, like all other Local Authorities in the UK, has a legal requirement to ensure that all children and young people with special educational needs and / or disabilities (SEND) have access to the National Curriculum through differentiation / their work being broken down helpfully.…
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