EHRC’s Free Online Course for SENCOs, Teachers and School Staff

The Equality and Human Rights Commission have developed an online training course to help schools to meet their Equality Act duties and remove barriers to education for disabled learners. This resource is for all who work in schools, such as SENCOs, teachers and support staff. It will help staff to understand what equality law says and what it means in … Read More

Fairer School Funding Plan Revealed by the Government

Today, our government unveiled plans for a national funding formula to ensure every school will have funding matched to need, to give every child an excellent education. These plans are based on an understanding that the current distribution of school budgets means that a school in one part of the country could currently receive 50% more funding than an identical school … Read More

The A Word – New BBC Drama

Later this month, BBC1 will air a new drama focusing on the pleasures and problems of raising a child with autism. [The A Word] is the story of the Hughes family, who work and love and fight like every other family. Then their youngest son is diagnosed with autism and they don’t feel like every other family anymore. They realise that if … Read More

Happy Mother’s Day to our Special Sparkle Parents!

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Parent Carer Consultation about Short Breaks and Respite Services on 12th March

Sheffield City Council will launch its Parent Carer Consultation 2016 about Short Break and Respite Services for Disabled Children on March 12th. This event will take place at Sheffield Town Hall between 10.00am to 12:00 pm. The event is limited to 100 places. You can book your place by sending an email to or by downloading a booking form from … Read More

Autism in the UK

Autism in the UK Infographic

Download PDF To help raise awareness of autism, we’ve created an infographic to highlight statistics of autism in the UK. Did you know that: Around 700,000 people in the UK have autism Around 100,000 of these are children 70% of children with autism attend mainstream schools Five times as many males as females are diagnosed with autism One in three … Read More

Sparkle Relaunch

Sparkle Relaunch

So, we are back! Firstly we would like to thank everyone for giving us the time and space to transform Sparkle Sheffield. It really has been quite a challenge.  And some parts of the evolution are still ‘work in progress’. We really hope you will be as excited as we are! So, what’s new? Well…️️ The most exciting part for us … Read More

HTC’s Three Peaks Challenge for Sparkle

Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge

HTC Wolffkran are taking on the gruelling Three Peaks Challenge on the 30th of April, 2016 to raise funds for Sparkle Sheffield! The Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge takes on the peaks of Pen-y-ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough, usually in this order, and in under 12 hours. These peaks form part of the Pennine range, and encircle the head of the valley … Read More

Disabled Children: A Legal Handbook – Free PDF

The Council for Disabled Children have produced a second edition of their resource book: Disabled Children: A Legal Handbook. Disabled children: a legal handbook is an authoritative yet accessible guide to the legal rights of disabled children and their families in England and Wales. The authors expertly navigate the many, often overlapping, sources of law, explaining the difference between what … Read More