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North East and Cumbria Learning Disability Matters Network

Our Vision The North East and Cumbria will be the best place in England for people with a learning disability to live. Our Values People with a learning disability and families are at the centre of all our work To work in partnership with our…

Ofsted - Office for Standards in Education, Children's Services and Skills

Ofsted's role is to make sure that organisations providing education, training and care services in England do so to a high standard for children and students. Ofsted carry out hundreds of inspections and regulatory visits throughout England and publish the results online. Find out more…

Parent and Toddler Groups

Parent and toddler groups provide a meeting place for adults while their children play together and take part in activities. Groups provide an excellent support network. They can also be a great place to make new friends, swap ideas and share parenting experiences. Groups usually…

Parents and carers, have your say on SEND services in Cumbria

Cumbria’s SEND Partnership are inviting all families of children with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) to complete the annual survey about their experiences. The surveys aim to find out what effect the improvements made so far by the SEND Improvement Plan have had, and…

Physical Medical - Whole School Approaches

It is important that children and young people with a physical disability or an identified medical need have equal access to the learning environment in their chosen school. To facilitate this, schools need to create an inclusive learning environment where every child or young person…

Physical Medical Difficulties

A child's physical and/or medical difficulties may arise from: A congenital condition A medically diagnosed condition Injury Some children or young people with physical disabilities may also have sensory impairments and/or learning difficulties Such difficulties may, without action by the school or the LA, limit…

Physical Medical Difficulties - Assessment Tools

When a child or young person has a physical disability or specific medical need, they will already have undergone assessments undertaken by Health professionals to identify their individual needs. The information gathered from these assessments will be used by the school provision as a starting…

Physical Medical Difficulties - Classroom Strategies

Consideration must be given to the classroom layout and equipment to enable the child or young person to maximise their independence and learning. When planning for this, use the child or young person's abilities rather than their disability as the starting point. Staff will need…
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