1998 Early Years Development Plan
SECTION J - IDENTIFICATION AND INCLUSION OF CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL EDUCATIONAL NEEDS AND DISABLED CHILDREN
A. Education Department
Bristol LEA provides for children with Special Educational Needs in its mainstream provision and in Special Schools which comprise:
Resource and support services are as follows:
B. Social Services
Social Services has 9 day nurseries all of which make provision for children with special educational needs/disabilities. Two particular examples are:
C. Voluntary/Private Sector
D. Health : Health Services for disabled children in Bristol are provided by four trusts:
Phoenix Health Trust
United Bristol Health Trust (UBHT)
Frenchay Health Trust
Southmead Health Trust
E. Inclusive Provision for children with sen/disabilities : current developments
i) Inclusive education policy
ii) Nursery provision for children with severe learning difficulties in a nursery school : New Fosseway Annexe.
iii) Nursery provision for children with severe learning difficulties in the nursery unit of a school for children with moderate learning difficulties.
iv) Resource bases for
v) Statements of SEN
vi) Mainstream school places
vii) Multi-disciplinary meetings
viii) Review of Sponsored Day Scheme
ix) Clinics in an Early Years Centre
x) Resource Worker project at Southmead Day Nursery - joint finance project to promote services for disabled children within mainstream provision. Early Years Inclusion Project, South Bristol - a similar project is the subject of a joint finance bid for 1998/9.
F. Support for children with SEN in all early years settings
The outcome is currently awaited of a bid for external funding to provide additional Education Psychologist time to provide the staff in non-LEA early years settings with advice and support in assessing and meting the needs of children with SEN. This would enable appropriate support to be made available for all types of early years settings on a gradual basis with training provided.
G. Provision for children with English as an additional language
(ie : special needs but not necessarily special educational needs) Details of the current provision, issues and areas for development are outlined in the Section referring to Audit of Need and Provision.
A. Day Nursery/Nursery School/Class Provision
B. Voluntary/Private Sector Provision
C. Health Service Provision
Forward A:Introduction B:Background C:Early Years in Bristol D:The Partnership & Consultation E:Audit of Need & Provision F: Quality & Inspection G: Curriculum & role of Qualified Teachers H: Training & Staff Development I: Family Support/ Parent Involvement & Under 3's J: SEN K: Integration L: Affordable Childcare M: Information Services Conclusions Annexes Executive Summary/Action Plan Supplementary Info
or questions or information for inclusion.