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SEN Funding Formula

SEN funding formula for mainstream primary and secondary schools All maintained schools, including mainstream academies, receive a budget allocated at the beginning of the financial year, from 1 April each year. The school’s allocation for all children, including those with special educational needs, is based…

SEN Support and the graduated approach

The definition of special educational needs: In the Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) Code of Practice (2014) the definition of SEN remains the same: ‘A pupil has SEN where their learning difficulty or disability calls for special educational provision, that is provision different from…

SEN Support in Hampshire

The SEN Support handbook (found in the downloads section of this page) is written for schools and settings (including Early Years settings and Post-16 colleges) to help them to identify: a child or young person’s special educational needs, what level of support they are expected to offer…

SEND Reforms

On the 1st September 2014 the Children and Families Act came into effect and with it a raft of reforms and new duties on local authorities for how services and support are delivered for disabled children and young people and those with Special Educational Needs…

SEND Tribunal - Single Route of Redress – National Trial

What is the National Trial? The Government are extending the powers of the First-tier Tribunal (SEND), sometimes referred to as the ‘SEND Tribunal’, to make non-binding recommendations about the health and social care aspects of Education, Health and Care (EHC) plans as part of a…

Sensory differences

Many people on the autism spectrum have difficulty processing everyday sensory information. Any of the senses may be over- or under-sensitive, or both, at different times. These sensory differences can affect behaviour, and can have a profound effect on a person’s life. The video on the…

Separation anxiety

Babies and toddlers often get clingy and cry if you or their other carers leave them, even for a short time. Separation anxiety and fear of strangers is common in young children between the ages of six months and three years, but it's a normal part…

Services and support for parents

NHS services for new parents Local authority services for parents Local advice centres Websites, helplines and other support for parents Parent and baby groups             NHS services for new parents Registering your baby with a GP Register your baby with your…

Seven sun facts

Lots of us love lounging around in the sun. But too much sun can give you wrinkles, sunburn, and put you at risk of skin cancer. Dr Julie Sharp of Cancer Research UK answers seven important questions about the effect of sun on your skin and…

Sexual health FAQs

Dr Patrick French (pictured) is a sexual health adviser and genitourinary medicine (GUM) consultant at the Mortimer Market Centre in London. He answers some common questions about sex. Watery discharge  Spots on my penis  Can I get HIV through condoms?  I need emergency contraception  Pains after…
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