Thursday, 18 June 2015

We said a fond farewell to our lovely Portage Home Visitor Marie on Friday. We wish her all the best in her new post. A new Portage home visitor has been appointed - more details to follow!

Thursday, 7 November 2013

Sunshine Groups

Janine's Sunshine Group is running tomorrow from 9.30 - 11.00 at The Monument Children's Centre, Houghton le Spring. Anna's Sunshine group is running tomorrow from 1 - 2.30 at Austin House Family Centre, Southwick. All Portage children are welcome to attend either group.

Tuesday, 3 September 2013

Welcome to the Sunderland Portage Service

Portage is a home based service for pre-school children with significant additional needs. Children can be referred to the service by a professional working with the child or by the parent themselves. 

 Multi-agency professionals consider the requests for service against the agreed guidance and referrers and parents are informed of the decision.
An initial visit is made by the Lead Portage Teacher to explain the service and arrange for a Portage Visitor to visit the home at a mutually convenient time.

Portage Visitors assess the needs of the child and work in partnership with their parents to build on their abilities and develop new skills. Portage Visitors and parents discuss and agree long term goals. The Portage Visitor then outlines carefully structured activities to enable parents to support and encourage effective learning for their child.

For more information contact:

Portage at Sunningdale School, Shaftoe Road, Sunderland, SR3 4HA.                                 

 Tel: (0191) 553 5716. 

There is a national Portage website: