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Accessibility Strategy for School Provision in Merton

Local Authorities are required by law to plan to increase the accessibility of schools for disabled pupils. London Borough of Merton's Accessibility Strategy for School Provision 2015-2018 lays out how the council plans to meet this requirement through increasing access to the curriculum, improving the physical environment, improving access…

Accessing the Local Offer, Family Services Directory and Young Merton

We are committed to ensuring these web services meet the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG 2.0) to AA standard to ensure people with additional neeeds are not excluded from accessing information and services. The design includes a number of accessibility features Change font size Change site appearance Translate the…

Approved list of SEN independent schools and special post 16 institutions

Section 41 of the Children and Families Act 2014 allows the Secretary of State by order to publish a list of approved independent educational institutions, independent special schools and post-16 institutions for the purposes of enabling the institution to be the subject of a request…

Complaints about services for children and young people with SEN or disabilities

Compliments, complaints and comments are welcomed by all providers and should be used to improve and develop their services in the future. Is the service provided by a school or college? All schools and colleges must publish their own complaints policy. Please follow these policies…

Disability Database for children and young people

The London Borough of Merton's Disability Database is a voluntary database for children and young people aged 0 to 18 years who have a disability or special educational need.

Disability Living Allowance (DLA) for children

Disability Living Allowance (DLA) is a benefit paid for children who need additional care or supervision because they have a disability or health condition. DLA is awarded based on mobility and care needs, not based on diagnosis. From the age of 16, Personal Independence Payment can…

Education and childcare outside Merton

If you live close to the border with another Local Authority, your closest provider could be in a neighbouring borough. For children with SEN, there also may be a specialist provision in another borough that you want to consider for your child. To help you…

Education Welfare Service

The Education Welfare Service work with parents and children aged 4-16 years old until they cease to be of compulsory school age (last Friday in June in the academic year they are 16), schools and other agencies to make sure that all children receive an…

Education, Health and Care Needs Assessments and Plans

Some children and young people who have special educational needs may need extra support which cannot be provided from the resources available at their early years setting, school or college. To make sure that the right extra support is provided for these children and young…

Exam access arrangements

How do SEN or Disabled Pupils gain access to public examinations? What is an exam access arrangement? This is a special adjustment that a pupil with special educational needs or a disability requires in order to be able to take an examination. For example, a…
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