Portage is a service which supports pre-school children who have additional needs, or whose development is delayed. It is a home visiting educational service designed to help parents teach their children important skills through a programme of activities suggested by their Portage Worker.
Lincoln and surrounding areas are served by a team of Portage Early Years SEND Practitioners who are coordinated by Sue Shorthouse. If you want to know more, or would like to contact the team, please use the menu at the bottom of this page.
Portage Early Years SEND Practitioners
The National Portage Association was established in 1983 to offer support and information to parents and professionals involved in Portage and has been at the forefront of developments in support to young children and their families since then.
The Association became a charitable company in 2001 with a Board of Trustees, elected from amongst the members to manage its business, monitor standards of training and service delivery and oversee research and developments.
The Association aims to:
Largely funded by member's subscriptions and donations, the N.P.A. operates throughout the UK covering the six regions: Eastern, London and South East, Midlands, Northern, North East and South West including Wales and Overseas. Activities and study days in each region are coordinated by an elected Regional Representative who is available to offer advice and support to new Portage services and individual members and to help with the planning of social and publicity events.
The Association is founded on the following values and principles:
Portage hold 2 training courses
(30 min talk for SENCO and Portage Basic Workshop)
Lincoln Portage Service operates an open system. Children can be referred by family members, or by agencies .
Hopefully your questions will be covered below, but if not please get in touch.
Link to some external websites that may have more information you need.
If you request a paper copy of any of the
information on our website, please contact the
school office who will be more than happy to assist.