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School term and holiday dates

The following are the recommended school terms and holiday dates for nursery, primary and secondary schools. Please note that schools have the autonomy to determine their own term dates. The School Admissions Team will continue to consult on and determine recommended dates, as outlined below,…

Schools Q&As

On this page, you can find answers to your questions regarding schools, from the different type of schools available, to school support for children with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND). The content sections below contains questions have been submitted by local parents and answered…

Schools, education and learning

COVID-19 / Coronavirus - Updates and Resources We want our directory to be as helpful and easy-to-use as possible. All feedback from parents, professionals and young people is invaluable. Help us to continue to improve this website by completing our short survey about your recent experience. From…

Secondary Schools

Please access a 'Starting secondary schools hints and tips guide' in the link below: Kesington and Chelsea: applying for secondary schools guide Also, an additional list of local schools can be accessed through the link below:  List of Secondary Schools in Kensington and Chelsea

SEN support

SEN support in the early years  Identifying the child needs is the first step to putting together an action plan to improve the outcomes for the child.  How can the practitioner support child and parent/carer When a child appears not to be making progress either…

SEND Code of Practice (CoP) 2015

More information coming to this section soon

SEND Local Offer

COVID-19 We have created a page to provide service updates and useful resources relating to SEND. Please click here to access the page. Latest letter to all families - November 2020 Please click the link below to view a joint letter to all local families…

SEND referrals

Please find below information about the process of referral for the following: Early Help Child development clinic Educational psychology (EP) Speech and language (SALT) Occupational therapy (OT) Autism outreach service Hearing support Visual impairment Should you have any queries, please contact the Early Years Advisory…

SEND resources for professionals

SEND Resources for Professionals The resources below can also be found in the Kensington and Chelsea SEND Local Offer website and bring together a wide collection of toolkits, advice and guidance to support and help those professionals working closely with young people with SEND. They…

SEND Resources for Professionals

SEND Resources for Professionals The compiled resources below bring together a wide collection of toolkits, advice and guidance to support and help those professionals working closely with young people with SEND. They cover a range of topics, including participation, communication, events and transition processes. These…

SEND Toolkit and exemplar forms

This section is a comprehensive SEND resource for Early years professionals and includes useful links, proformas and local Bi-borough information. Exemplar SENIF Exemplar EHCNA SEND toolkit

SEND Training for practitioners

  Early Years SEND Local Offer Federation of Westminster Special Schools Training and Outreach Service Speech and Language Therapy (SALT) Service Tri-Music Together – Music in the EYFS Contact us

SENIF

The Enhanced SEN Inclusion Fund (SENIF) is available to ensure the inclusion of children with additional needs in early education.  The Enhanced SENIF is for:  3- and 4-year olds (no matter where they live) who are taking up any number of hours of free entitlement who…

Sensory processing difficulties

In this section you will find useful information and resources: Sensory EducationSensory education have a variety of different resources and toys. Sense ToysSense toys provide a selection of different resources and sensory toys. Sensory DirectSensory direct provide a selection of different sensory toys can be found here.Sensory Toy…

Services for families with children under 5 and parents-to-be

Note: Following the Government's announcement about new social distancing measures, we have a reduced service in the children’s centres in the borough until further notice. We know these are difficult times for many families, but it is important that we put your health and safety first.…

Setting up new provision

If you are considering setting up new childcare provision such as a nursery, the following information may help. Before making an application your initial steps should be to: Read the information documents on the right hand side. Download and read the ‘Early Years Foundation Stage’ (EYFS) document,…

South Family Hub Children's Centre Offer

Our centres are warm and friendly places and welcome all resident families with a child  under five. Our main centres are open Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm and Cheyne Children’s Centre is also open once a month on a Saturday. At each of our centres…

Special Schools

All children in England between the ages of 5 and 16 are entitled to a free place at a state school. If your child has special educational needs or disabilities (SEND), you may have special considerations to take when you choosing school or type of education.…

Speech and Language Monitoring Tool and Videos

We have created this page so that you can find useful SALT related guidance and videos in one place: What we mean by Speech and Language development- PP1 video (9mins) •       What do Speech and Language Therapists (SLTs) do? •       What do we mean by…

Speech and language therapy

Learning to talk is one of the most important elements of a young child’s growth and development. Early interaction between parent and baby stimulates vital early brain development. It also lays the foundations for a lifelong loving relationship. The earliest bonding and signs of love…

Speech and Language Therapy (SALT)

In this section you will find useful information and resources: Community Speech and Language Therapy Range of different resources and advice for supporting children with speech and language difficulties can be found here. I CAN – Speech and communication resources Black sheep resources Do2learnVariety of different free downloadable visuals can…

Speech and Language Therapy (SALT) courses

The Speech and Language Therapy (SLT) service is provided by Central London Community Healthcare (CLCH). The service provide assessment for children and young people with speech, language and communication needs and/or problems with eating, drinking, and swallowing. Following diagnosis, the service may provide therapy for children and…

Speech and language therapy (SALT) referrals

Speech and language therapy (SLT) service Due to the Covid 19 pandemic there is a change to this service. Please visit Coronavirus Page on local offer (Kensington and Chelsea / Westminster)  for more information and details of how to contact the service.  The service have…

Sports and activities for young people

In this section you can explore sports and other leisure opportunities: Active for life 2020 Go Golborne London Sports Trust QPG Community and sports club Disability sports coach Other sporting opportunities

Steps to an EHCP

What is the process of putting together an EHC Plan? An EHC plan can only be issued after a child has gone through the process of EHC needs assessment. At the end of that process, the Local Authority (also referred as LA or the Bi-Borough…
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