Education, Employment and Skills
North East Lincolnshire does not have a forces base within its local authority geographical area. Therefore, there are not any bespoke over-subscription criteria priorities for armed forces families in the local authority’s and / or individual academy’s published school admission arrangements.
However, the local authority’s School Admissions Service offers impartial advice, support, guidance and access to a personalised service, if required, to all families including service families relocating, arriving and or returning to the local area. This includes all aspects of the school admissions and appeals processes, including information on school places and locations, types of school/academy, access to an ‘online’ application form, liaising with own admission authority schools or academies and supporting parents and carers if required at appointments. The service also offers impartial advice and guidance on formulating a school admission appeal case, if necessary, and ensures all children and young people arriving in the area gain access to a school or academy place in a timely manner.
Special Educational Needs
The SEND Code of Practice (2015) states that parents serving in HM Armed Forces with children with SEND can access the Children’s Education Advisory Service (CEAS) – an information, advice and support service established specifically for service parents. It covers any issue relating to their children’s education, including SEN. More information about CEAS may be found on the CEAS website.
In North East Lincolnshire, all parents/carers of children and young people with SEND can access:
- Information on the local authority’s published Local Offer. The Local Offer assists parent/carers and children/young people aged 0 to 25 years find information about specialist and targeted services or activities in North East Lincolnshire
- Local impartial SEND information or advice is also available from the local authority’s Special Educational Needs Assessment and Review Team (SENART): Email the SEND team. Telephone: 01472 323166
- Support from the Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Information, Advice, and Support Service (SENDIASS) which is a commissioned service run by Barnardos. Address: 11 Dudley Street, Grimsby, DN31 2A, Email the SENDIASS team, Telephone: 01472 355 365
- Support and information from North East Lincolnshire Parent Participation Forum (NELPPF) at E-mail the NELPPF, Telephone: 07583 474 892. NELPPF is a collective voice for parents and carers in North East Lincolnshire, offering guidance and support from 0-25 years.
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Starting a small business
Setting up and running a small business requires courage, determination and a strong work ethic. These are attributes which service leavers have in spades, and why self-employment is a route well worth considering by those coming towards the end of their time in the Armed Forces. There should be more of a focus on the key skills needed to succeed in enterprise. Below are organisations that can help you on this journey.
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