Portage and Early Years Area SENCO
The Portage Service works to support families of children with SEND in their home. Portage work with children with SEND, aged 0-4 who are not accessing a 15 hour or more funded place in a setting. Portage workers work within the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) framework to establish next steps, review progress and support transition into settings. Portage can be accessed via referrals (see website) from health or education professionals.
The Portage Service review progress and support transition into settings.
The Early Years (EY) Area SENCO works to provide advice to staff in EY settings on the application of the graduated approach within the SEND Code of Practice through the following:
- EY SEND Inclusion Audit and action planning to identify whole setting strengths and areas for development.
- Regular EY SENCO network meetings,
- EY SENCO training
- EY SEND Consultation Surgeries for EY practitioners with parents/carers on individual children (Dates and booking details can be found on our website)