HALFWAY JUNIOR SCHOOL "Supporting each other to achieve success for all"
 HALFWAY JUNIOR SCHOOL"Supporting each other to achieve success for all"

Key Information

Additional & Special Needs

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.


Some children come to our school with clearly identified needs whilst others may be seeking a better understanding of their difficulties as they grow older.
Our top priority is to ensure that the day to day teaching for our children is right, resulting in happy and confident children who move forwards with their learning and maximise their potential in every way possible. Through close and regular monitoring of progress, both academically and emotionally, and through close communication with parents we are able to target our support in a range of ways individually tailored for each child. This can include additional in-class support, small group support or even one-to-one support.
As well as providing a wide range of help in school we link closely with other outside agencies to provide support for our children and their families. We enjoy close links with the Speech and Language Service, the Autism Support Service and Educational Psychologists. These services can provide advice and assessment when needed but also the reassurance to parents that school are catering well for our most vulnerable pupils. 
Click here to see our Local Offer.
The Multi Agency Support Team (MAST) can provide a wide range of services for our children/families and when required provide support outside of school.  
We have a wealth of experience to draw upon and a determined dedication to get it right for every pupil in school regardless of ability.
If you would like any further information please don't hesitate to contact us, we would love to hear from you.

Alternatively, please contact Mrs Smales, our Special Needs Co-ordinator (SENCO),  via the school office.

SEND Policy
SEND Policy September 2019.pdf
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FoS SEN Information Report
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Useful SEN (Special Educational Needs) Links

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.



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Family Fund

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


Supporting Education

Oxford Owl

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 Games

ICT activites linked to the English National Curriculum  www.ictgames.co.uk 


BBC Bitesize 

Online resources to support the curriculum  www.bbc.co.uk/schools

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Halfway Junior School
Halfway Centre


S20 4TA

How to find us



0114 248 2629


Reception hours

8.00am - 4.30pm

Monday to Friday


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Our Admin Team will be happy to assist:

Mrs Helena Clayton

Mrs Suzanne Sutherland

Mrs Debra Schofield


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