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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…

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…

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…

Gold medal success in Special Olympics for team GB Hackney student...

18 year old Lily Mills, team GB member and ranked second among UK tennis female players with Learning Disabilities, has won Gold - twice! Lilly's 2 Gold medals include: one for ladies singles one for mixed doubles with her sporting partner Ryan Caven. The Special…

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).  On this page you will find information on: Finding childcare Childcare…

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…

Starting reception class and primary school - children with SEND

Who can help children with SEND become ready for school? Starting primary school can be one of the biggest transitions in a child’s life. Most parents worry about how their child will manage school.  This can be especially true for parents of children with SEND. Parents…

Carers Assessments - requests and process information

What do we mean when we say unpaid Carer? A carer is anyone who provides unpaid care for a friend or family member who due to; illness, disability, a mental health problem or an addiction cannot cope without their support. Providing unpaid care can have…

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…
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