Local Offer SEND 16- 25
To support our parents/carers of children with special educational needs and/or disabilities, we have provided information known as The Local Offer which signposts SEN provision offered in Haringey for those children and young people.
The information below will focus on specialist SEN provisions and employment programmes between the ages of 16-25 years old.
Specialist SEN Providers
Below is a list of specialist education providers for children and young people with special educational needs.
Area 51 is an Independent Specialist Provider for young people who have severe, complex or profound learning difficulties. They deliver full-time courses in preparation for life and work, enabling our young people to make a successful transition from childhood to adulthood.
Ambitious About Autism
TreeHouse School is registered with the Department for Education as a non-maintained special school. The school was founded in 1997 by parents of children with autism. TreeHouse School provides children with the specialist, intensive and integrated support to enable them to learn, thrive and achieve.
Action for Kids
Action For Kids has been helping transform the lives of young people with physical and learning disabilities, across the country, since 1991, through the provision of mobility equipment, learning, training and support.
Barnet and Southgate College
Barnet and Southgate College’s Supported Learning Department based in the new Centre of Excellence helps learners develop vital communication, independent living and work skills to equip them with the best chance of being economically active and building a life in their local communities.
- You can find more on the Barnet and Southgate website
The Harington Scheme
The Harington scheme provides training for people with learning disabilities and other support needs in horticulture and retail.
- You can find more on the Harington Scheme website (external link)
The Holmewood School
Private school for young people up to 19 years old with high-functioning autism, Asperger's Syndrome, and other language, communication and social difficulties. Includes students funded through their EHC plan.
- You can find more on the Holmewood School website (external link)
Southover Partnership is a group of private schools which offer full time education placements for students with statements and Education and Health Care (EHC) plans up to 19 years old. For young people on the autistic spectrum, have ADHS PDA, and other social, emotional or mental health needs.
- You can find more on the Southover Partnership website
Development and Learning Opportunities (DALO)
DALO provides a programme for young people with learning disabilities. This can be funded by social services as part of your support plan
New City College – Hackney
New City College, Hackney run variety of courses are wrapped up with additional hours to focus on independent living skills. These include skills such as travel training, alongside speech and language development and educational psychology support with specialists who our students love to work with.
- You can find more on the New City College website
Apprenticeships give you the opportunity to work for a real employer, earn a real salary and gain a recognised qualification whilst gaining valuable workplace skills and experience.
Anyone living in England, over 16 years old and not in full-time education can apply to be an apprentice.
Traineeships provide a mixture of learning and work experience for young people aged 16-25 who may not be sure what they want to do, or whether they have the skills and understanding that employers might be asking for. Many colleges and training providers offer a range of traineeships or supported internships and mentoring.
You can also find out more on the traineeships website
Young people with special educational needs or disabilities who need information, advice and guidance on a range of issues including careers can visit:
- Mencap: Bell Brewery, 676 High Road, Tottenham - email: firstname.lastname@example.org or tel: 020 8365 0251
- Tottenham Hotspur Foundation: email: email@example.com or tel: 020 8365 5138
- Action for Kids: Ability House, 15A Tottenham Lane, Hornsey N8 9DJ - call on 020 8347 8111 or text on 07949 245 131
You can call or contact them directly. If you have an education health and care plan, you can ask your SEN officer to send on your plan to the organisation to help them understand your needs better and show your strengths and areas you might find challenging.
Haringey Local Authority also has a team of Adult Employment and Learning Advisers who are professionally qualified to:
- Help adults at any stage in their lives, to make the right choices about skills, careers, and qualifications
- Support all learners on a Haringey Adult Learning Service (HALS) course to help them get the best out of their course, and plan what they want to do after their course
You can find out more on the HALS webpages.