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Dyslexia Outreach Team

Enabling all children and young people with dyslexia to thrive The Dyslexia Outreach Team (DOT) is staffed by 5 experienced teachers, all of whom hold specialist qualifications for teaching and assessing pupils with dyslexia and/or literacy difficulties. The team works in partnership with all schools…

Early Years Pupil Premium (EYPP)

EYPP is additional funding a childcare provider can claim for your child. It is an additional £300 per year to spend on enriching your three and four-year-old child’s early education.

Eating disorders in children and young people

Please help us to improve this part of the website by completing our feedback form (form will open in a new tab). Coronavirus update: Please read the Carers and Coronavirus Letter regarding contacts and support available for carers supporting someone with an eating disorder during Covid. What are…

Education, Health and Care Needs Assessments and Annual Reviews: documentation and guidance

  An Education, Health and Care (EHC) Needs Assessment can be requested by parents, carers, teachers or any other professional involved with a child or young person; they can also be requested by a young person over the age of 16. You can read more information…

Elective Home Education (EHE)

Educating your child at home Elective Home Education is where parents choose to exercise their legal right to take responsibility for educating their children at home. The decision to Electively Home Educate should be taken solely by parents and schools should not seek to influence…

Emotional Wellbeing Gateway - Mental Health Services & Support

Whether you are experiencing mental health issues, are worried about someone you care for, or want to know how to stay mentally well, the Gateway website is the place to go for families and professionals to access mental health support services in Suffolk.  Please help…

Emotional Wellbeing Hub Referral Response Information

(Image of Emotional Wellbeing Hub logo) This page provides answers to questions that you may have if you have submitted a referral to the Emotional Wellbeing Hub. If you have come across this page but you have not made an online referral to the Emotional…

Finding and choosing childcare

Finding and choosing childcare can seem scary. Here is some information and advice to help you find the right type of care for your child. 

Frequently asked questions and answers for parents & carers

Making the transition from childhood to adulthood is an exciting but potentially difficult process for any young person and will take a number of years. For young people with additional needs, this transition can be even more challenging and take a fair amount of preparation…

Funded 30 hours childcare eligibility requirements

To access a funded 30 hour place the family must have a valid code and the child must be of eligible age. Suffolk County Council can only fund places where the eligibility codes meet the requirements set by the Department for Education (DfE), and where…