Halfway Junior School supports many children with a wide range of additional and special needs. For some children these needs are ongoing, for others it may be a shorter term interaction.
Alternatively, please contact Miss Kay, our Special Needs Co-ordinator (SENCO), via the school office.
Short Breaks Grant Scheme
The Short Break Grant Programme provides a one-off payment up to a maximum of £400 per family to support parents or carers of disabled children and young people to access a short break at times that provide the greatest benefit to them as a family. The payment can be for things such as gym membership, day trips, a contribution to a holiday, cinema tickets etc.
Sheffield Parent Carer Forum
An independent group of parents and carers of children and young people (0-25) with disabilities and special educational needs. The main aim is to ensure the needs of our children are met. The Forum bring together parent carers from across Sheffield to provide mutual support, exchange information, and influence policy and practice. Click here for more details or here for a copy of the latest newsletter.
SNIPS - Special Needs Inclusion Play Service
The Special Needs Inclusion Playcare Service works with clubs and organisations providing play, care, recreational and leisure activities for children and young people aged 5 to 18.
SEN Code of Practice
Click here to view the statutory guidance for organisations who work with children and young people.
Sheffield City Council SEN links
Services and activities for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities. Click here for more information.
The new Education, Health and Care Plan
Statements of Special Educational Need have been replaced by Education, Health and Care (EHC) Plans. The new EHC Plan will give the same statutory protection, but now cover from birth to age 25 and will extend the rights to young people in further education and training, including apprenticeships, who currently have a Learning Disability Assessment (LDA).
Click here to see the Local Offer from Sheffield City Council.
OpenDyslexic is a typeface designed to make reading easier for some symptoms of dyslexia. Find out more here.
Family Fund are the UK's largest grant-giving organisation helping low-income families caring for children and young people with disabilities or serious illnesses. Find out more by clicking here.
ACCT - Sheffield based charity supporting children and families with Aspergers Syndrome & High Functioning Autism
Oxford Owl is an award-winning website to help support your children’s learning, both at home and at school. Find tablet-friendly eBooks, inspiring school improvement and teaching support – and look out for new content being added all the time! www.oxfordowl.co.uk
ICT activites linked to the English National Curriculum www.ictgames.co.uk
Support and how to help children at home http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/parents/
Online resources to support the curriculum www.bbc.co.uk/schools
Updated Oct 2014