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SEN Support Toolkit

On this page, you will find a range of useful documents that you can use when supporting children and young people aged 0-25 including those with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND). The SEN Support Toolkit explains the responsibilities on early years providers, schools and post…

SEND funding in mainstream schools: what can you expect your school to provide?

This page explains the funding mainstream schools in the Bi-borough receive to help support pupils with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND).  Schools SEND funding explained  Mainstream schools receive funding for pupils with SEND in 3 parts: Core funding for universal provision - funding provided…

Specialist resource bases in mainstream schools

The aim of a specialist resource base is to provide targeted support which enables children to make progress, achieve their identified outcomes and continue to access the mainstream curriculum while being provided with a specialist intervention programme. This may include additional and different provision, such…

Speech and language therapy for school aged children and young people

Children and young people with speech and language needs in their EHCP can access direct speech and language therapy at their school. Therapists work in partnership with schools, and provide staff with advice, training, and strategies to support the development of all school children’s speech,…

Strategies and Plans

Listed below are links to some relevent local strategies and plans related to special educational needs and disabilities. This page will be regularly updated: Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Strategy (2018-2021) This strategy sets out the plans of the borough to improve outcomes for local…

Therapy, nursing and personal care in colleges

Since the Children and Families Act (2014) was introduced, many more young people with complex needs have chosen to go to college and to study for longer. To help their new learners, who have learning difficulties as well as extra health and care needs, colleges…

Training and support for schools and settings

This page brings together council-commissioned training options for schools and settings in Westminster relevant to supporting children and young people with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND).   View the sections below to find out more about the different training packages that are available. 

Transferring between stages of education if your child has an EHCP

What is phase transfer? When a child or young person moves from one stage of education to another, this is called a phase transfer. Phase transfers happens whenever a child or young person makes the following transitions in their educational journey: early years setting to…

Travel Care and Support Service – Home to School Travel

What is Home to School Travel Assistance? Home to school travel assistance exists to support children and young people with Special Educational Needs and/or disabilities who may find it difficult to travel to school or college without the help of assistance from the local authority.…

Types of educational setting and how they support children with special educational needs and/or disabilities

Drawn by Nico, age 6 Across the Bi-borough, there are various types of schools and settings. These each provide support to children and young people with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) in different ways. The type of school or setting which is best-suited to…