• Welcome by Jo Fisher

    Welcome and update by Jo Fisher: Operations Director, Children & Young People.

    We are trialling a fortnightly SEND news from today, so that we have more opportunity to share helpful information for you more regularly.  I hope you find that this issue provides you with much of the necessary support and advice you need, including going back to school, choosing a new school and how to help your child with their concerns.

    We always welcome your feedback, please don't hesitate to get in touch via email at localoffer@hertfordshire.gov.uk

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  • Supporting your child’s return to school

    Watch a new film for parents/carers all about supporting your child with their return to education.

    The film is narrated by Educational Psychologists from Hertfordshire’s Educational Psychology Service.

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  • Back to school - Rory's story

    In future issues we will be sharing more of a lovely young man, Rory's story, who this month, shares how it was for him going back to school after so many months of lockdown.

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  • Its that time again! Starting secondary school in Hertfordshire

    We are working with all schools to ensure that children and young people can return to education as safely as possible

    If your child starts secondary, upper or university technical college next year, and does not have an EHCP, it’s now time to apply for a place.

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  • Time to Talk

    is an exciting new 6 month programme for young people with SEND funded by the National Lottery Community Fund. It is aimed at 16-25 year olds with additional needs who are isolated and may not be engaged in education or training or have lost sight of their plans during lockdown.  The programme aims to help build young people’s confidence and plan what they may want to do next. 

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  • Join in Book Trust’s ‘Reading is Magic Festival’

    "Reading is magic, and magic is for everyone"

    Sign up here for Book Start's virtual "Reading is Magic" festival - an all-star line-up of authors and illustrators presenting six days of free digital events for schools and families from 27 September to 2 October

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  • Local SEND Helplines

    Don't struggle for advice about your child - here's our 'at a glance' list of telephone advice lines, and some useful weblinks for you.

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