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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…

Interviews with young people - life, higher education and increased independence

Abdullahi's interview... Abdullahi is studying for a BA Degree in Social Anthropology at SOAS University in Central London. The course is funded by a scholarship covering his course fees and accommodation. The scholarship was made as a conditional offer dependant on Abdullahi’s BTEC results which…

Corona virus - SEND relevant updates, information and resources...

The current national situation is changing frequently and this is impacting on local situations and services. On this page we have collated information related to this situation with a focus on those with SEND and hope it will be helpful for these families, children, young…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Advice for parents and carers on the spread of coronavirus...

Hackney Learning Trust has published advice and guidance for parents and carers on the spread of coronavirus. This is a fast evolving situation and Hackney Learning Trust will continue to update and share any new advice at the earliest opportunity.  A UK-wide campaign has been launched…

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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