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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…

Accessibility

Accessibility Statement for Hackney's Local Offer This accessibility statement applies to the Hackney Local Offer website (www.hackneylocaloffer.co.uk). This website is run by the Hackney Local Offer coordinator and the Hackney Family Information Service team, with support from the Hackney Education web team. The website is…

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…

Pupils with SEND - choosing and starting primary school...

COVID-19 update It is likely that for parents of children due to start school in 2021 information sessions will be held online due to the pandemic. Updated helpful information on the process is shared on this page.   This includes a Parent Carer - Primary Transfer…

Super Powers - Young people's creative showcase - Autism Awareness Week 2021

What is the Super Powers project?  Lydia, Hackney Education’s Specialist Teacher for autism, started an online forum for young people with autism during lockdown. For 2021’s Autism Awareness Week the forum and pupils in Hackney schools were invited to take part in a project called…

Coronavirus - SEND information and resources...

We know that during this time when we have to stay home much more and services are working remotely where required to it is important to: keep informed stay active keep learning look after ourselves and others  Hackney Council and Public Health are providing free,…

Accessibility audit and testing example

Website Accessibility – your role H2 Paragraph - We’re taking a forward-thinking approach to advising local authorities on what updates need to be made to their existing websites and offering guidance on ensuring accessibility is part of the specification at the beginning of a new…

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…

New online workout teaching young wheelchair users circus and dance moves

Jacksons Lane Presents Circus/Dance Tutorial by World-Leading Acrobat using a Wheelchair An online workout teaching young wheelchair users circus and dance moves has launched online, thanks to a collaboration between Jacksons Lane, a north London arts centre, Hackney Ark’s HIT Squad, therapists working to improve…
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