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Access Arrangements (help in exams)

Extra help or adjustments to exams are called 'Access Arrangements'. ‘Access Arrangements’ allow students with special educational needs, disabilities or temporary injuries to access exams and show what they know and can do. However, 'Access Arrangements' are not allowed to give the student an unfair…

Exclusion from school

Schools can exclude pupils who break the school rules.  All schools must have a behaviour policy setting out what the school rules are and this must be published on the school website. The decision to exclude a pupil must be lawful, reasonable and fair. An exclusion…

Learning, Working and Volunteering for Children and Families

From early education to finding employment, there is information here on a range of services available as well as contact details for schools and providers offering free early years education. If you are looking for help in relation to a child or young person with…

Post 16 Educational Opportunities

Since September 2015 all young people must participate in some form of education or training until they are 18. However, unlike the requirement to attend school up to the age of 16, it is the young person’s responsibility to arrange this and not the Local…

Schools

Here you will find contact details of schools in Torbay and services providing support around schools such as admissions and attendance. You can browse the categories or use the search box for details of services available.  If you would like more information contact us on our free…

SEN funding for Children and Young people in mainstream Schools, Academies and Free Schools

The Local Authority receive money from central government each year to fund schools. This is called the Dedicated Schools Grant (DSG). The DSG is split into three parts or ‘blocks’: Early years block - money used to provide 2, 3, 4 year old early years nursery…

Transition - moving on from Early Years to Primary School for a child with SEND

A child will reach compulsory school age on a prescribed day (31 December, 31 March or 31 August) on or after their 5th birthday. All children are entitled to a full time school place from the September following their 4th birthday.  So, although your child…

Transition - moving on from Primary School to Secondary School for a child with SEND

The move from primary to secondary education can be stressful for any child and can be especially a child with Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities (SEND). It is vital to start planning for the move well in advance, whilst your child is in Yr 5.…

Transition - moving on from Secondary School to Post 16 Education for a young person with SEND

All young people must remain in education, employment or training until the age of 18. Learning can be academic, vocational or work based. The Post 16 Educational Opportunities explains the range of options open to young people and the types of qualifications and skills that can be gained…