High Needs Strategic Planning

As part of the local authority's High Needs Strategic Planning, we are consulting with parents with regard to their views on the provision of education for children with special needs. A copy has been sent to parent groups and is available on the Stoke on Trent Local offer.
The survey closes on the 4th May 2018.

For more information letter

Download the survey



Children of all ages need support and care, especially from birth. View this safety leaflet



"You and your committed team provide a truly holistic and nurturing approach to pupils’ education." Sue Morris-King, Senior Her Majesty’s Inspector


Ofsted gave some positive comments during their inspection of Portland School. Read their full report here


On behalf of myself, the governors, senior members of staff and young people at Portland School I would like to thank you for all  your efforts that resulted in a positive outcome in the Ofsted inspection. The inspectors picked up on the strength of relationships between pupils and staff, that’s what makes Portland such a special place. We can be justifiably proud of the progress made by our pupils. It’s good to have what we do recognised.

Inspections by their nature are always stressful but I was extremely impressed by the professionalism of the Ofsted team. It’s also worth bearing in mind that Mrs Morris-King is the lead HMI inspector for behaviour and attendance for the country;  she recognised your obvious commitment and dedication to our children and young people at Portland.  Again, thank you very much.

We’re a community and we’ve all worked together alongside other professionals including our governors and parents to meet the needs of our young people and improve their outcomes.

Rob Faulkner


Ofsted documentation:





Here is a link to the Local Authority Transport Policy:

LA Transport Policy


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