SEND Conference June 2018
We are really pleased to report the lovely feedback we received from our SEND conference – “Travelling in the Right Direction” on Wednesday 13th June 2018. The day was attended by over 120 people including parents and carers whose children have additional needs, as well as an array of services from across the City. Read more about the event here.
Aspirations and Outcomes
Sue Briggs of Millgate Education has led two workshops, aimed at understanding the differences between aspirations and outcomes, when planning future support for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities.
One of the key messages on the new SEND legislation was Section 19 of the Children and Families Act. This places the views, wishes and feelings of young people and their families at the centre of any planning and interventions. In a nutshell, the child or young person must remain centre stage in all we do. So how can this happen?
To read the handouts given out at these workshops please click here.
Support for children and young people in education
One of our most popular workshops which is particularly helpful for parents and carers whose children may have special educational needs or disability and receive support at a school based level. The workshop offers information on the support parents and carers can expect for their child and how they and their child will be involved. To read more see our workshop presentation.
Education, Health and Care plans
A workshop designed to help parents and carers whose children are going through an Education, Health and Care needs process, or for parents and carers who simply wish to know more. The workshop is always well received and parents tell us they find it informative and helpful to understand more about the assessment process. To read more see our workshop presentation.
The key to positive communication
We recently delivered our workshop – “The key to positive communication”.
The interactive workshop highlighted the importance of communication between parents, carers and their child’s school or setting; how this is supported by current legislation; the difference it makes and what parents and carers can expect from the graduated approach to support for children and young people with special educational needs and/or disability. Thank you to all parents and carers who attended.
Their feedback about the workshop was very positive indeed:
“practical advice…essential info on processes and legislation..”
“I feel I have more knowledge on how to approach school and what to expect”
“It was fun and interactive, Elaine is very good at making me feel good about myself”.