Useful Partners and SEND Links

On this page you will find links from external Partners and SEND providers to information, support, current news and research in the area of Education and SEND

We work with and support many different SEND Specialists who offer a wealth of free high quality information, resources and training for meeting the needs of children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND).

Forge CPD is a one stop shop of resources for all members of the school community. They are a non-profit making organisation, which brings together high-quality training resources for teachers, support staff and governors from a wide range of partners across South Yorkshire and beyond. They also create their own content in partnership with local experts.

Nasen are the National Association for Special Educational Needs (nasen) – a charitable membership organisation that exists to support and champion those working with, and for, children and young people with SEND and learning differences.

The SEND gateway – the home of Whole School SEND is an online portal offering education professionals free, easy access to high quality information, resources and training for meeting the needs of children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND).

The Oak National Academy provides an online classroom made by teachers, for teachers. Their free, high-quality video lessons and resources are available to all schools. They provide approx 10,000 lessons and resources covering a wide range of subjects, from Early Years Foundation Stage to Year 11.

Evidence for Learning has transformed how hundreds of SEND schools, colleges and provisions are able to evidence, assess, review and plan for meeting the unique needs of their SEND learners, especially in light of the Rochford Review.

It supports an Inquiry-based approach to education and provision, that allows ALL stakeholders in a child, young person or adult’s learning and development to quickly and easily gather photo and video evidence, linked to the individual’s learning goals as well as any key skills frameworks.

The Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) is dedicated to breaking the link between family income and educational achievement.

The EEF isn’t just a grant-funder, nor just a research organisation. What we are is a charity with a moral imperative – to support teachers and senior leaders to raise attainment and close the disadvantage gap – which roots its response to this educational challenge in the best available evidence.

The 34 English Hubs were selected for their expertise in teaching reading and to support schools in their surrounding area. Hubs will promote a love of reading and help schools provide excellent teaching in phonics and early language. They will focus on supporting the slowest progress children in Reception and Year 1 and ensure every child is successful, regardless of background, needs or abilities.

St Wilfrid’s Primary School is an outstanding school in the South of Sheffield with a track record of high performance. The school places a high profile on early reading through a strong commitment to systematic, synthetic phonics. From the moment the children start at St Wilfrid’s, our mantra is that ‘reading is the core purpose’ because reading opens up the world to our children.

Ultimately, if a child can read, they can access the curriculum, develop a strong vocabulary and a love of reading. The school is part of Learning Unlimited Teaching School Alliance and is outward-facing with a track record of school to school support.

The Maths Hubs Programme, coordinated by the NCETM, brings together mathematics education professionals in a collaborative national network of 40 hubs, each locally led by an outstanding school or college, to develop and spread excellent practice, for the benefit of all pupils and students.

The Lead School for the South Yorkshire Maths Hub is Notre Dame High School, Sheffield. We work together with all schools and colleges to support the continuous improvement of mathematics education for all pupils and students in the following local council areas:

  • Barnsley
  • Doncaster
  • Rotherham
  • Sheffield

The South Yorkshire Teaching Hub provides an online community and one-stop service for everything to do with teaching in our region.

Designated by the Department of Education (DfE), (and one of the first Hubs), they support over 318 schools within the Sheffield and Rotherham area. Their remit is to focus on the recruitment, support, development and retention of colleagues within our region. .

South Yorkshire Teaching Hub creates a community that connects colleagues, schools, MATs, Trusts and education partners across our region, supporting their work to improve student outcomes and deliver the best educational experience to young people. For more information, please visit: Find CPD & resources – South Yorkshire Teaching Hub

Sheffield SENDIAS – Sheffield Special Educational Needs and Disability, Information, Advice and Support are a statutory service offering free impartial, confidential, information advice and support to children and young people (0-25 years old) with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) and their parent carers on education and related health and social care matters. For more information please visit: Sheffield SENDIAS website

Sheffield’s Children’s Speech & Language Therapy Service work with children with speech, language and communication or swallowing difficulties, from 0-16 years of age. 

The Speech and Language Therapist’s role is to identify children’s strengths and needs; and to support the development of skills in the child through their carers and teachers, to enable the child to maximise their potential. For more information please visit: Sheffield Speech & Language Therapy Service