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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

In the UK, education is compulsory for all children between the ages of 5 (4 in Northern Ireland) and 16. In addition, the National Curriculum in England and Wales is constructed in five Key Stages:  1. Early years (under 5 year olds) 2. Primary education Key Stage…

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 Inclusion Fund (SENIF)

The 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 have…

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 assessment in the EY

Please find below information related to SEND assessment in the early years: The four-part 'graduated approach' Pen Green SEND assessment in the EY EY ASD checklist Well Comm training videos Referrals Should you have any queries, please contact the Early Years Advisory Team

SEND inclusion passport and exemplar

SEND inclusion passport template SEND inclusion passport exemplar

SEND information and guidance for Early Years Practitioners

This section aims to provide useful information and guidance about SEND matters for professionals in the Early Years sector: Concerns about a child: what to do SEND toolkit Identifying children with SEND: information and guidance Guide for Childminders EY SEND audit The four-part 'graduated approach'…

SEND Local Offer

Find out the latest news from the Local Offer We are continually reviewing and developing the Local Offer and would welcome your feedback. Please complete our short survey or contact us.  Did you know you can also download the Local Offer to as an icon on your phone?…

SEND Local Offer

Find out the latest news from the Local Offer We are continually reviewing and developing the Local Offer and would welcome your feedback. Please complete our short survey or contact us.  Did you know you can also download the Local Offer to as an icon on your phone?…

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…

Service Pupil Premium Resource Directory

Welcome to the first edition of the Kensington and Chelsea and Westminster Service Pupil Premium Directory. This Directory has been created to support schools develop their understanding of the Armed Forces Covenant, the Armed Forces Community and the Service Pupil Premium. It pulls together information…

Services offered to Young People through the Kensington and Chelsea Youth Hubs

In this section you can explore what integrated services are offered to young people through the Kensington and Chelsea Youth Hubs: FACES - Family and Communities Employment Service SASH - Sexual Advice, Sexual Health CAMHS – Child and Young People Well-being Team Blenheim Change4Life

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…

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) courses

The Early Years Speech and Language Therapy Service is available to preschool children (0 - 5 years: end of reception class), who have speech, language and communication needs.  Our Speech and Language Therapy service mostly takes place in clinics, children’s centres, nurseries and nursery classes…

Speech and Language Therapy (SALT) resources

In this section you will find useful information and resources: I CAN – Speech and communication resources Black sheep resources Do2learn Variety of different free downloadable visuals can be found here. Widgit Supporting communication and reading for young learners. Downloadable software that supports symbol labelling, visual timetables and educational materials…

Starting a childcare provision

Overview Choosing a location Getting started Registering with Ofsted Other useful information Childcare sufficiency report

Student Finance

Student Finance England is the name for the administration of higher education student loans, grants and Disabled Students Allowances. All enquiries should be made directly to Student Finance England. Tel: 0845 300 5090  For details of the arrangements, the online application facility and other finance…

Support for families (Early Help)

One-to-one family support (Early Help) Our Early Help services are continuing to provide support for families during this period, in a different way. If you are already receiving one-to-one support from our Early Help team, your practitioner will contact you weekly or fortnightly via telephone…

Support for parents of children with SEND

Parent Zone Parents from our parent groups across the Bi-borough have proposed a range of questions across education, health and social care that they would like to have answered. In our new Parent Zone, we publish these questions alongside answers from staff at the Local…

Support for refugees

Agencies supporting refugees in the borough: We have created this page to provide information to support professionals working with refugees. Please see the Kensington and Chelsea services document for full details  Below are a few organisations that provide support for refugees: Migrants Organise based in…

Support from your Health Visitor

Health Visitors offer services to families within our children’s centres and local health centres to provide services to families in locations close to their home. After attending antenatal classes and being seen at home by midwives, parents will receive information and support for their new…

Support from your midwife

Hospitals are making changes to help respond to coronavirus and this will impact the way you receive your maternity care. Please see the Mum & Baby app for more information about local pregnancy and maternity services.  You can also find important information for pregnant women and their families on the…

Supporting children to communicate

If you think your child needs some help with their speech, language and communication development, the Bi-borough Communication Hub is here to help. The hub offers free advice, resources and support to young people of all ages and their families in both Kensington and Chelsea…
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