Welcome to the Barnet Local Offer
Part-time timetables for children and young people of compulsory school age.
This guidance is intended to protect both children and young people (YP) as well as schools and education settings, should a reduced/part-time timetable be used, (this is not to be confused with flexi-schooling) and ensure that no child/YP is excluded illegally or unlawfully through a reduced or part-time timetable. This relates to all schools and services providing education to children of compulsory school age, regardless of their arrangements for governance.
- Frequently asked questions around part-time timetables for children and young people of compulsory school age.
- Best Practice Guidance
Covid-19/Coronavirus - Information & Resources for SEND
We have created information on our Local Offer in order to share resources and useful links to support families and those working with children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities during this time. We hope you will find this information helpful.
Our 'Covid-19: Information and Resources for SEND' page provides a helpful summary of key information such as service updates and useful resources to support you. To visit this page, click on the following link: Covid-19: Information & Resources for SEND
Helping children back to school
Following the direction from government, there will be a phased re-opening of Barnet Primary and Nursery schools for some year groups from Monday 1 June.
The safety of pupils is the number one priority for the council and for schools.
You will also find helpful information here:
Parent and Carer Zone
Our new Parent and Carer Zone has useful information from helpful organsisations to our courses and support groups as well as the latest news and events.
Click on the link to visit this: Parent and Carer Zone
Home Learning - Useful Information for Parents/Carers
Our Home Learning page provides a comprehensive list of links and resources to support your child's learning and wellbeing as well as supportive information for parents and carers.
Click on the link to access this: Home Learning Information
Resources from our Specialist Settings
A range of resources from our Specialist Settings to support you and your child. You will also find ideas and links to resources to support you.
Click on the link to access this: Specialist Settings Resources
Barnet Autism Advisory Team - Top Tips & Resources for Parents/Carers
Tips and strategies from our Autism Advisory Team to support you and your child whilst you are at home due to the current situation.
Click on the link to access this: Autism Advisory Team Resources
We will be updating the above information on a regular basis, therefore, please do come back and visit these areas of the Local Offer for further resources and information.
Community Help Hub
The Community Help Hub is now live. The website is accessible to everyone and is regularly updated to reflect the most current information.
The portal brings together a wide range of help available to Barnet residents during the Covid-19 pandemic, including activities for children, help and support services for people of all ages, food bank information and a number of other community initiatives.
SEND Frequently Asked Questions:
Barnet have created a ‘SEND Frequently Asked Questions’ document that can answer many queries and signpost relevant information, links and services.
Click below for more information about services and support available to families affected by SEND in Barnet.
- How to get help
- Education Health and Care Plans
- Early Years
- Preparing for Adulthood
- Money Matters
- Social Care and Short Breaks
- Local area decision making
High Needs Provision Capital Allocation (HNPCA)
The completed HNPCA template gives a breakdown of the allocations of the projects, which include the rebuilding of the Additional Resource Provisions (ARPs) at Claremont primary school and Whitefield secondary school. Both of these ARPs are for children and young people who have an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP) for complex special educational needs in relation to autism, and who need to access specialist support in mainstream provision. Autism continues to be the area of greatest SEN in Barnet and the rebuilds and number of places in the provision have been informed by the SEND needs analysis and sufficiency planning.
Details of a new ARP at Broadfields primary school have also been included. SEND sufficiency planning has highlighted an increased need for specialist ARP provision for children with an EHCP for Cognition and Learning. The proposal for the new ARP has been consulted on through an online survey, and through open meetings with the head teacher and representatives from the council and BELS. Since the submission of the template, the DfE have approved the proposal, and the ARP is due to open in November 2021.