Local Offer

The Local Offer sets out provision which is available for children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND), aged 0 to 25, including education, health and social care services.

If you cannot find what you are looking for, or need further assistance please contact us:

Phone : 01635 503100
Email : fis@westberks.gov.uk

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News

Part of the council's duty is to publish feedback on our website and any actions taken to address the issues highlighted. We would love to know what you think of our website and its contents. We have now published the feedback we‘ve received over the…
Weekly drama group for young people with autism spectrum conditions at the Watermill Theatre. See attached file for more infomration
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* Pre- and Post-Diagnosis Workshops – Autism Due to high demands for pre and post diagnosis support  we have decided to put on a series of  FREE workshops. These workshops will not only teach you about Autism, its challenges and strengths, but also provide you…
The DfE have produced information for families about the new Local Area SEND Inspections.  These are joint inspections involving Ofsted and the Care Quality Commission and are to review the work of local areas in implementing the SEND Reforms and fulfilling their responsibilities to children…
The Options Clinical Team has created a series of help sheets offering advice and guidance for parents and carers who look after children, young people and adults with autism. This month’s help sheet is all about supporting children and adults with autism & learning disabilities…
Please visit the website for Parenting Special Children for up to date information on their courses running in our area. Please visit their website here. Please use the filters on the left for the Thatcham centre and/or the filters at the top for the type…
Cinema Club is completely free to come watch the film. Its 50p for a drink of squash some popcorn/nachos and penguin/Freddo. If you are able to look after yourself you can come on your own but if you need extra support you would need to…
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Butterflies Butterflies is a Down Syndrome group who aim to meet once a month, to bring families together over a cuppa, to give each other support, help and guidance whether your child has not even been born, is at pre-school, school, college or working. Butterflies…
Fun volleyball evenings for all abilities and disabilities. If you are interested in playing volleyball in Newbury and belonging to a group who just want to play for fun then contact Haddon Macdonald by email: haddonpeter@gmail.com or alternatively telephone 07881677634. See the Attachment for further…
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Free Information Event Newbury Racecourse on Thursday 29th March 2018 From 9.30am to 4.30pm. Come along to find out what services are available to you to either use or volunteer with. There is free parking and free entry with over 50 organisations taking part.
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News from Autism Berkshire Autism Berkshire is running more free workshops for parents and carers of teenagers and children with autism living in West Berkshire this autumn and early next year. Two workshops led by Dr Fiona Knott, a clinical psychologist from the Centre for Autism at…
Happy Days is a club for children aged 5-10 with autism, Asperger's, ADHD and or deafness as well as their families HD Gamers Den is a club for young people aged 11-18 with autism, Asperger's, ADHD and or deafness as well as their families Please share…
Please view the related link for details of our Winter 2017 Newsletter. If you would like to be included on our mailing list to receive this directly then please contact us.
Special Provision fund plan, please see attached documents to the right. The special provision fund is to support local authorities to grow and improve provision to benefit pupils with EHC plans. The fund can be used to create new places and improve facilities for pupils…
Kathy has 25 years of experience of leading singing Groups with a relaxed, inclusive and fun approach, and believes that the beauty of song has many benefits for children. Her 16-year-old daughter, who has special needs, loves to be surrounded by music and was her…
Kings Junior team learn who they will face at the Elite 8 competition   The Thames Valley Kings Juniors have learned who they will face in the Elite 8 competition due to take place at English Institute of Sport in Sheffield, on Saturday, April 21st.  The…

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