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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…

Accessibility Strategy

The Local Authority has a duty to produce an Accessibility Strategy which should outline how the LA intends to improve disabled access to those schools for which it is responsible and increase the extent to which disabled pupils are able to take advantage of education…

Checklist for Visiting Schools (SEND)

Before arranging a visit: Ask the school for their School prospectus and read it (you may also want to read the school’s latest OFSTED report www.ofsted.gov.uk/Ofsted-home/Inspection-reports) Look at the school’s SEN Information published as a linked document to the Torbay Local Offer Carefully think about…

Cognition & Learning (SEN Early Years Resources)

This webpage has been created to give Early Years Practitioners and Parents/Carers easy access to relevant information and resources to support young children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities. It is part of a series of SEN Early Years Resources Scope Resources for inclusive play…

Communication & Interaction (SEN Early Years Resources)

This webpage has been created to give Early Years Practitioners and Parents/Carers easy access to relevant information and resources to support young children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities. It is part of a series of SEN Early Years Resources For older children at school…

Early Years Education

Early Years Education can start with parents teaching thier child at home or in any of the following types of pre-school settings Day Nurseries Day nurseries offer education and care for for children aged between 3 months and 5 years. They are open on weekdays,…

Education, Learning and Skills

Education settings in or frequently used by Torbay Pre Schools Primary Schools Secondary Schools Post 16 Specialist Provisions Alternative provision Home to school transport Directory of all Devon Local Authority Schools List of national Independent special schools and colleges approved under s41 Children & Families Act You…

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…

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) in relation to when children should and should not attend school during the COVID-19 pandemic

The information below has been compiled by Torbay Council to help parents to know what to do about sending children to school under the following situations.

Hearing Impairment Resources

Hearing impairment, deafness, or hearing loss refers to the total or partial inability to hear sounds. Symptoms may be mild, moderate, severe, or profound. A patient with a mild hearing impairment may have problems understanding speech, especially if there is a lot of noise around,…