Local Offer - Education and Learning

All things education for children and young people who have special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND).

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All children and young people, regardless of their disability or special educational needs (SEND), are entitled to the best in education. They should all make progress and be supported to reach their full potential. The information we have published is to help parents and carers understand how children and young people, living in Doncaster, with Special Educational Needs Disabilities (SEND) are supported so that they are prepared for adult life and go on to successful futures.

Useful Information

Helpful Links

  • FIS Childcare Finder: Find childcare in Doncaster, including childminders, nurseries, breakfast and after school clubs and holiday play-schemes.
  • Children with SEND: Information on the support available for children with SEND. 
  • Doncaster SENDIAS: Free and impartial information, advice and support to children and young people with SEND and their parents/carers.
  • Find and check the performance of schools and colleges: Search for primary, secondary and special needs schools and colleges in England, and check their performance. You can view and download exam and test results, Ofsted reports and financial information.
  • Ofsted Parent View: Tell Ofsted what you think of your child’s school, including how happy your child is at the school, how the school manages bullying or challenging behaviour and how well the school support your child's SEND. The questionnaire can be completed at any time - you don’t have to wait until the school is being inspected. 
  • A parents guide to school inspections: The leaflet gives information on why, how long and when Ofsted inspects, and also how parents and carers can share their views. It applies to all maintained schools including special schools and pupil referral units, academies, city technology colleges, city colleges for the technology of the arts and some non-maintained special schools in England.
  • Specialist Education Support Services
  • Appeals and Disagreements: You may disagree with something to do with your child's special educational provision, most of the time this can be sorted out by talking with the either the early years setting, school, college or local authority. If the disagreement is not resolved then there are steps you can take to try and reach an agreement.



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Last updated: 14 June 2024 10:25:59


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City of Doncaster Council’s Families Information Service is responsible for co-ordinating and publishing the Local Offer – Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND).

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