The Solent Schools pride themselves on being inclusive and enabling children with SEND, with support if necessary, to fully participate in every area of school life. Children progress at different rates and some may require additional support for a time, or for the duration of their education. SEND is a whole school priority with every teacher being a teacher of SEND, ably supported by an experienced team of trained Learning Support Assistants. All our staff work hard to ensure all children are given the necessary support whilst maintaining their emotional wellbeing. Collaboration and partnership between school and home is essential when it comes to supporting a child with SEND and we are proud of the relationships we build with all of our parents, carers and families.
The Portsmouth Local Offer is to help you find what is available in the area for those with special educational needs or disabilities (ages 0-25) and how to access a variety of services. These range from health, social care and education to short breaks, leisure facilities, support groups and voluntary groups.
Our aim is to promote the care, welfare, interest, education and advancement of disabled people their families and personal assistants and their independence and inclusion within the community of Portsmouth and the surrounding areas. We work with service providers and other disability organisations to ensure that disabled people get the same rights and facilities as everyone else.
PPV is part of the voluntary sector and is supported by the Local Authority and the Department for Education. It is under the umbrella of Portsmouth Disability Forum, who are a registered charity. PPV helps carers of young people aged 0-25 with additional needs and disabilities to shape and improve local services.