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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…

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 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 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 and resources from…

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) 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…

Start for Life: conception and first 2 years

The 'Start for Life' programme is the new government vision for the first 1,001 critical days on a child's life. This initiative aims to provide support and guidance to expectant and new parents to achieve the best outcomes for their child from conception and throughout…

Stay with us: preventing suicide together

On the link below, you can access the Kensington and Chelsea dedicated suicide prevention resource. We want to raise awareness of suicide and its impact on our communities. Here, you will find practical information on the support available locally in Kensington and Chelsea, as well…

Stories and rhymes for under 5s

Stories with activity packs: Owl babies story time and activities  Messy and sensory play The hungry caterpillar story activity pack  Family Support indoor activity pack  Marble Paper  The Gruffalo The Rainbow Fish Elmer Peace at Last Story Dear Zoo Story Story time with the Children's…

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 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

In the following links you can access guidance and referral information for supporting children to communicate: Library rhymetimes linked to speech, language and communication outcomes Bi-borough Communication Hub

Targeted Prevention Team (TPT)

A big welcome from the Targeted Prevention Team (TPT) The Targeted Prevention Team (TPT) is the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea’s (RBKC) specialist service for young people who are NEET (Not in Education, Employment or Training).  The team is experienced in, and dedicated to,…

Tax-Free Childcare

Tax-Free Childcare Tax-Free Childcare is for working families, including those self-employed. You can get up to £500 every 3 months (up to £2,000 a year) for each of your children to help with the costs of childcare. This goes up to £1,000 every 3 months…

Thinking of opening a nursery setting

The following information will help you if you are considering opening an early years and childcare provision in Kensington and Chelsea. It is here to signpost you and develop your thinking - it is not intended as an action plan or a definitive list. When…

Thinking of working in Early Years and childcare

Different roles in early education, childcare and playwork Early Years apprenticeships Opening an Early Years setting Becoming a childminder Becoming a nanny Starting an out of school club Starting a parent and toddler group Early Years and Childcare courses and qualifications Job vacancies Find out…

This is Us: Autism and SEN/D-friendly workshop at the Cartoon Museum

‘This Is Us’ is a workshop designed for neurodiverse pupils at all levels of ability. Participants have the opportunity to make their own unique contribution to a giant cartoon picture that can be taken away for display at school. During the session, pupils work together…
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