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Supporting Pupils at School with Medical Conditions

  The statutory guidance in this document is intended to help governing bodies meet their legal responsibilities and sets out the arrangements they will be expected to make, based on good practice. The aim is to ensure all children with medical conditions, in terms of…

Children's Education Advisory Service (CEAS)

The Children's Education Advisory Service (CEAS) provides expert and impartial advice about the education of service children. They support operational effectiveness through the provision of educational support to service and eligible MOD civilian families.

Non-Maintained Special Schools (NMSS)

NMSS are schools the Secretary of State for Education has approved under section 342 of the Education Act 1996. To read this section of the Education Act please see the government website (external link). Usually children and young people attending these schools will have an…

Work, Health and Skills Team

There are a range of services available, please see below for the different types of information and support.

Starting Primary School

The first key transition is when your child moves into reception class at primary school. Many children will be supported by the Early Years Team with this move into primary school or a special school. List of Primary Schools (internal link) Apply for Primary School Place (external link)…

Studying in the UK as a disabled student

In the UK, there’s no reason for disabled students not to pursue higher education. Despite still being very challenging to study as a disabled person, significant improvements have been made and universities are equally accessible to everyone. UK universities have a legal obligation to ensure disabled students get…

Secretary of State Approved Institutions

Section 41 of the Children and Families Act 2014, allows the Secretary of State, by order, to publish a list of approved independent special institutions (Independent Special Schools – England and Wales and Special Post-16 institutions) for the purposes of satisfying Section 38 (Preparation of…

Starting Secondary School

When moving from primary to secondary school you will receive help and support from the Schools Admissions Team and the EHC Assessment and Review Team.

Rochdale Boroughwide Early Years Settings Offer

Our vision for children with special educational needs and disabilities is the same as for all children and young people – that they achieve well in their early years, at school and in college, and lead happy and fulfilled lives.

Activities and home learning ideas to do with your children

You and your child can continue to learn at home through play activities, socialisation, relaxing, cuddling, responding, talking and communicating. Take a look at the information on this page to find out how you can develop skills to better understand your child’s learning and development…
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