Parents

Useful information for parents

If you are worried about your child, your first port of call is to talk to the Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCo) at your child’s school. Your School’s  SENCo will have a wide range of strategies to support your child in class. We work closely with schools across Sheffield to assess children who require additional support to access the curriculum at the appropriate level.  Please see the SEN Provision page that gives you some clear and practical information about SEN Provision within Sheffield.

On our Useful SEND Resources page, you can view short videos introducing various Special Educational Needs difficulties and strategies that may help you and your child.

We have put together some information and resources on a range of difficulties children may experience during their learning.

Sheffield Parenting Hub and Positive Parenting

In Sheffield, parents and carers can access a range of groups that offer practical advice and support with parenting. The Sheffield Parenting Hub/Positive Parenting deliver programmes that are evidence based, and tried and tested. This means that the content is written by professional psychologists who have years of research into what works to manage behaviours and difficulties that we can all face as parents.  These programmes are delivered across the world and have over 30 years of research behind them.  

For more information on the support they can offer please visit: https://www.sheffielddirectory.org.uk/kb5/sheffield/directory/service.page?id=74BP9tEMihQ

https://www.sheffield.gov.uk/home/social-care/positive-parenting

These links can support parents and carers to access a range of programmes, seminars and discussion groups that offer practical advice and support with parenting.

What’s On Guide

Sheffield Parent Hub have a programme of courses and events that are delivered face to face out in community venues across Sheffield, in alignment with the latest government guidelines and safety measures. If you would like specific information regarding community venues please don’t hesitate to get in touch with them directly.

A guide to their programme and other information is regularly updated and available on their website: https://www.sheffield.gov.uk/home/social-care/positive-parenting