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Bristol’s SEND Local Offer Summer Holidays Guide

The school holidays are upon us, and Bristol has a variety of activities and play sessions available for children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND).

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What is your top three SEND priorities?

Bristol Parent Carers would like to know what your top three priorities are for SEND Children and their families in Bristol at the moment?

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FLORA – Bristol’s SEND Local Offer

Would you like to speak to someone about your child’s additional needs?

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BPC’s returning to school parent carer survey

Bristol Parent Carers ran a ‘Return to School’ survey in September to gather feedback about what the preparation for the return to school after the summer was like for families.

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Draft funding process to enable schools and other educational settings to access additional funding

Bristol City Council is carrying out early engagement on the draft funding process for schools and other education settings to access additional funding (High Needs Block funding), to try to make sure the draft process is clear and accessible.

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New online portal for families with SEND

Bristol City Council are developing a new online portal for families with special educational needs and disability (SEND), to view the progress of their Education, Health and Care (EHC) plan.

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Letter from Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Children and Families

BPC has received a copy of an open letter from Vicky Ford, the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Children and Families. We have been asked to share the letter with children and young people with special educational needs (SEND), their families and carers, and those who work to support them.  

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Returning to school – how was it?

Bristol Parent Carers would like to know about your experience of your children returning to school.

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Back to school – information and advice

We know that for many, the thought of your child going back to school after months of being at home will be worrying. You may have concerns about what your child’s school day will look like in September and how they will cope with any changes, or you might be worried about how your son […]

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Possibility of significant new funding to improve Bristol special schools

Please see the attached a letter outlining plans to take a proposal to Cabinet next month in the hope of unlocking £28 million in funding to improve current special schools, as well as significantly increasing the number of specialist provision places in new and refurbished buildings for students with SEND.