Handy links and documents

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For up to date information, support and help please go to:

The West Sussex Local Offer helps you find information about local services, supports and events for children and young people aged between 0-25 years who have SEND.
www.local-offer.org

Information sheet for parents – A collection of services and charities that may be of help to parents with contact details.

Pupil Attendance Policy

Calculation Policy

ParentChannel ITV Flyer – Parentchannel.tv is a free website for parents of 5-19 year olds that offers practical and impartial expert advice on parenting through a collection of helpful short videos

Local organisations

The West Sussex Parents Forum is an independent parent led organisation run by parent volunteers. Their role is to represent the view of their members in West Sussex. To do this, they work in partnership with West Sussex County Council, NHS in West Sussex, School, District and Borough Councils and other Voluntary Sector organisations, aiming to positively improve services in West Sussex for disabled children, young people and their families. They can be contacted on 01903 726188, or email: office @wspcf.org.uk or via their website http://www.wspcf.org.uk

SEND Benefits Advice is available for parents with children that have additional care needs/disabilities. Disability Living Allowance Renewals and applications, carers allowance, tax credits etc. Help is available to apply for all these benefits! They can be contacted on via email: robert.hayes@westsussex.gov.uk or at the following address:

Robert Hayes
SEND
Room 41 Durban House
Durban Road
Bognor Regis
PO22 9RE

Or via the West Sussex County Council website.

Horsham Youth Centre 4 The Youth, Junior M&S Is an after school club for children aged 10 to 13 years held for two hours a week during term time. It is designed to help children get accustomed to the way the youth club works with the opportunity to move to M8’s once the young person turns 13. Contact: Jane Tickner on 07592 883454 or jane.tickner@horshamyouth.org.uk

Clockwork Trust, Funtington, West Sussex. The time machine invites you to explore and enjoy a newly created sensory garden at Funtington near Kingley Vale in the South Downs. The garden has been designed with free range fun at its heart, where exciting adventures and experiences are tailored for your individual needs. Carefully crafted a unique wheelchair friendly space with fire, wind and water themes and an amazing variety inside and outdoor activities is complemented by tranquil spaces. Working with nature, growing, tasting a full sensory experience. Contact: 01243 576890 or contact@clocktrust.com or www.clocktrust.com

Inclusive BMX Track, Crawley. This project is an inclusive BMX track to ensure that disabled children and young people can integrate with their peers. Specially adapted cycles have been purchased and will include part-time instructors. For further information contact Alan Heaton on 01293 585355 or 07584 281947 or alan.heaton@crawley.gov.uk

Broadbridge Heath Leisure Centre. Our purpose built sensory room provides an interactive activity room with specialist features including Ball pool, light defraction totem, UV tactile panel, fibre optic strands, milky way carpet, interactive colour changing panels and a toy treasure chest. The discovery sensory room is open to the public daily. For further information contact: 01403 211311 or enquiries@broadbridgeheathleisurecentre.co.uk

You Can Do It, Horsham. Have various courses for children with disabilities and young people and for those with additional needs for ages 5 through to 25 years. Small classes are led by trained coaches. A leaflet providing further information is attached this week. For further information please contact Helen Crooks on 07734 231052 or Helen.crooks@horsham.gov.uk

Core Leisure Sports Inclusion is a West Sussex wide service to support and encourage children and young people with a range of disabilities to take part in sports groups and activities. Support is provided on a one to one basis. We come out and meet the young person and their family and talk about the sorts of activities the young person would like to access. Our Inclusion Workers will then identify suitable venues and groups and any barriers that would prevent the young person from accessing the group. Support is then given to the young person to access the group gradually withdrawing to allow the young person to become a valued and included member of the group of team. For further information please contact: Sarah Jennings on 02380 291050 or placements.south@thefca.co.uk

Enable Me run inclusive after school and holiday sports clubs for disabled children and young people and their siblings/friends, aged 5 to 19 years The clubs are led by a team of sports coaches and offer up to 10 different disability sports, including wheelchair basketball, football and hockey, boccia, new age kurling, cricket, rugby and tennis. Clubs run at: Manor Green College Crawley, M8s Youth Club Horsham, St Anthony’s School Chichester and Palatine School in Worthing. Contact: Anne, Chris, Nik or Sue on 01903 734400 or office@enablemeproject.org.uk or www.enablemeproject.org.uk

Albion in the Community run weekly wheelchair multi-sports sessions in two different locations. The sessions are great fun and offer the chance to take part in different sports such as wheelchair football, basketball, hockey, boccia and new age kurling. Their Gully’s Days Out programme for disabled young people in West Sussex is designed to offer young people the opportunity to access local leisure facilities such as Butling and Arundel Wetlands Trust for Free. Contact: Teresa Sanders on 07919 051848 or Nickki Richardson on 07803 902044 or call 01273 668590 or www.seagulls-specials.org.uk or teresa.sanders@albioninthecommunity.co.uk for further information.

Sussex Cricket Club. Sessions are held at Horsham Club on a weekly basis. All sessions are pan disability. For further information please contact: John Burroughs on 07734231021 or john.burroughs@horsham.gov.uk

Queen Elizabeth II School, Horsham offer rebound therapy sessions on Wednesday and Thursday after school. For further information please contact 01403 266215.

Billingshurst Leisure Centre has swimming lessons available for 5-19 year olds on Saturday at 10am. They also operate an inclusive policy in their parent and baby and parent toddler sessions for under 5’s/ Billingshurst Leisure Centre also benefits from having an accessible changing room complete with height adjustable changing bench and ceiling hoists. Contact: 01403 787500 or enquiries@billingshurstleisurecentre.co.uk or www.billingshurstleisurecentre.co.uk

K2 Leisure, Crawley Moving Barriers are an activity group for children and young adults with special needs. They hold a Boccia and New Age Kurling Club run by Chase Fitness. They also have special needs swimming lessons. For full information please contact: 01293 585300.

Please note that this list is to share information we have received and does not represent any endorsement by the school.

Handy links

Government Departments

Ofsted
Department for Education and Skills
West Sussex County Council
Department for Work and Pensions

Charities

MENCAP – The voice of learning disability
MAKATON – Signs and symbols to teach communication, language and literacy skills
One World – OneWorld UK leverages participatory media innovatively for a fair and sustainable world
Scope – About cerebral palsy for disabled people achieving equality
Unique – The Rare Chromosome Disorder Support Group
Down’s Syndrome Association – Help for people with Down’s Syndrome
Ace Centre – Giving a voice to children who struggle to communicate
Advisory Centre Education – Provides advice and information to parents and carers on a wide range of school based issues including exclusion, admissions, special education needs, bullying and attendance.
The Springboard Project – Springboard is a community based charity providing a safe, accessible, inclusive play and recreation centre for young people with special needs or disabilities and to families with young children
Inclusive Technology – The very best educational software, switches and computer access devices, communication aids and assistive technology for learners with special educational needs
Semerc – A provider of solutions for inclusion in education
Golden Lion Children’s Trust – a charity dedicated to providing hope, help and happiness to children with special needs and underprivileged youngsters
Royal National Institute for the Blind
British Institute of Learning Disabilities
British Epilepsy Association
BBC Education