Support with education for children with special educational needs and disabilities

Support with education for children with special educational needs and disabilities

Education provision within the local offer for children with special educational needs and disabilities is delivered in a range of settings.

The setting a child attends is generally dependent on the complexity of their need.

Each of these settings is outlined below:


Mainstream schools and early years settings

Mainstream schools and early years settings provide for most children with learning difficulties, including those who have difficulty learning to read and write, learning how to manage their behaviour and/or how to listen and communicate. Every school has a SENCo who is a teacher and who co-ordinates the provision for children with SEN.

Schools, early years settings and the local authority work in partnership so that resources are made available and that these are matched to children’s needs. We have developed a mainstream school local offer to ensure that parents know what to expect from their local mainstream school.

» Mainstream school local offer (58kb pdf)


SEN information report

Mainstream schools will publish their own offer of support for children with special educational needs – this is known as the SEN information report.

To ensure that this information is provided consistently by all schools in the borough, we have worked with headteachers and SENCos to produce a standardised format.

» Example template of SEN information report (546kb pdf)

The completed SEN information report will be available on each school’s website in this format.

If you have any comments about the template, or cannot find it on your school’s website, please contact us at localoffer@rbkc.gov.uk.


Contact details for schools in Hammersmith & Fulham

You can find information about schools in Hammersmith & Fulham, including a links to their websites here
» Hammersmith and Fulham schools - location and contact details

» Map of all schools in Hammersmith and Fulham, Westminster and Kensington and Chelsea (4.7mb pdf)


Specialist resource bases in mainstream schools

The aim of a specialist resource base is to provide targeted support which enables children to make progress, achieve their identified outcomes and continue to access the mainstream curriculum while being provided with a specialist intervention programme. This may include additional and different provision, such as speech and language therapy, occupational therapy or music therapy.

» List of mainstream schools with specialist resource bases (14kb pdf)

The document also includes information on their specialist area, their latest Ofsted grade and the number of places that they offer.

For further information about Ofsted grades visit http://www.ofsted.gov.uk/

We have also produced a map which shows the location of the resource bases.

» Map of special schools and mainstream schools with resource bases (3.7mb pdf)


Special schools

In general, special schools provide for children with multiple and/or more complex special educational needs. Special schools provide adapted and different education to support young people through their education and to ensure that they achieve the specific outcomes they have identified, with the aim of working towards independence.

» List of special schools (13kb pdf)

The document also includes information on their specialist area, their latest Ofsted grade and the number of places that they offer.

» Map of special schools and mainstream schools with resource bases (3.7mb pdf)


Education outreach

Our education outreach services provide additionally resourced support for children and young people with special educational needs across all school settings.

Full details of the services which are available in the education outreach offer are included in our education local offer document

» Education services for children with special eductional needs and disabilities (1.7mb pdf)


Post 16 education

For young people with SEN, there is a range of course options provided in further education colleges and sixth forms. The provision is intended to support young people towards independence and employment, building on young people’s strengths and interests. Below are links to local post 16 education providers.

• Ealing, Hammersmith and West London College - www.wlc.ac.uk]
• William Morris Sixth Form - www.wmsf.ac.uk]

Page last updated: 04/09/2014