If your child is starting at a special school and will be over 5 or under 16 on the 1st September 2016 you will need to complete the Transport Eligibility Assessment Form (TEAF).
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We're here to offer you advice on special educational needs and disabilities (SEND)
If you have SEND and are aged 0-25, we can offer you free, confidential advice
There are several education support services for children with special educational needs and their families. These include hearing and visual support as well as help with mental and emotional health issues.
Our SEN policy, accessibility plan and information report are reviewed annually and are available to view on this website. The Local Authority website also provides information about the Leicestershire local offer to young people and families regarding health, education and social care.
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This page refers to transport for pupils aged from 5 up to 16. If your child is 16 or over on 1 September 2016 you will need to fill in the SEND school or college transport form
If your child does not qualify for free school transport, you can:
We may contact you to find out more about your child to make sure they get the most suitable transport.
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The first thing to do is talk to the class teacher. They will discuss your concerns and explain how they can tailor the learning for your child. If you are still concerned following support from the teacher you can speak to a SEN coordinator, who may advise that your child receives additional support.
If your child is starting, or moving up to their next school, we will contact you if they are eligible. This does not apply to mid-term transfers.
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If you have any questions or concerns about your child with relation to a Special Educational Need please contact the school SENCO.
There are presently no reviews for special schools in Leicestershire.
Sometimes the school may seek advice from an educational psychologist, specialist teacher or speech & language therapist.
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We will usually contact you to tell you whether your child has free transport to school and what type of transport they’ll be using. We’ll send you the bus route, timetable and / or any other details about your child’s transport before the start of the autumn term.
Your child may be able to get free transport to school if they are aged 5 to 16 and have special educational needs or a disability (known as SEND). You may need to pay for transport if your child is under 5 years old and going to nursery or 16 to 25 years old and going to school or college.
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SENDIASS Leicester was formally known as the Parent Partnership Service Leicester.
We will still consider your child for free SEND school transport if:
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Your child will qualify for free SEND school transport if they have a SEN statement or Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP) and are attending the school allocated by the Local Authority, that meets their needs or a nearer qualifying school.
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We can offer you advice and information on key issues like Special Educational Needs and provision. We can also offer support on Education, Health and Care Needs Assessments and Plans and matters relating to social care and health.
We may telephone you to find out more about your child to make sure they get the most suitable transport.
If your child will be under 5 or over 16 on the 1 September 2016 please complete the Nursery/Further Education application form.
Most children with SEN can attend mainstream schools if the parent wishes. We will comply with this request, unless the school is unsuitable to the child's age, ability, aptitude or special educational needs. The placement would also need to be compatible with the efficient education of the other children in the class.
You may need to give us more information to help us work out:
SENDIASS is a project of Voluntary Action Leicester. Voluntary Action Leicester is a registered charity (No. 509300) Company Limited by Guarantee (No. 1357513) Registered in England and Wales.
If you are moving home you’ll need to complete the Transport Eligibility Assessment Form (TEAF).
We can also give you practical support with tasks such as:
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