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Back to School project

With the plan for schools to welcome all year groups back from September, we thought it would be helpful to look at the resources currently available and bring them together in one place.

Working with Suffolk Parent Carer Network and Specialist services in Suffolk, we held two online chat sessions to gather views and concerns from parents and share ideas for how families can be supported through this difficult period.

We’re developing an information video for parents and carers around the return to school which we aim to publish in early August.

 

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Read more about the ‘back to school’ project and the information we have developed so far:

https://www.suffolksendiass.co.uk/back-to-school (opens webpage)

 

 

Events 

Due to Covid 19 we cancelled the face to face workshops we had planned for the summer and autumn terms.  Instead, our Training Officer has been focussing on developing our digital resources and offering some webinars for parents and carers.

We aim to offer more virtual training in the autumn and are currently exploring the possibility of working with other services to offer training in different forms.

Watch this space!

 

Annual Reviews Webinar

Parents can watch this free live webinar from anywhere with internet access.  The webinar explores:

  • the purpose of an annual review and an EHC Plan;
  • what the process involves & how you & your child can be involved;
  • the different kinds of review;
  • and what decisions can be made at the end.

If you register you will be sent a recording of the live webinar when it finishes, so if you are interrupted or cannot make the live time, you can watch it later and as many times as you like.

This was produced with, and for, parents & carers, but practitioners are welcome to register too.

Thursday 22nd October

6pm-7:15pm

Register for the Annual Reviews webinar

 

EHC needs assessment webinar

Parents can watch this free live webinar from anywhere with internet access.  The webinar explores:

  • What the law expects to happen before an EHC needs assessment is considered;
  • The purpose and threshold of an EHC needs assessment and when one might be requested;
  • Why a local authority might refuse and what your options are;
  • What happens if an EHC needs assessment is agreed;
  • Finalising an EHC plan

This was produced with, and for, parents & carers, but practitioners are welcome to register too.

If you register you will be sent a recording of the live webinar when it finishes, so if you are interrupted or cannot make the live time you can watch it later and as many times as you like. 

Thursday September 24th

6pm - 7:15 pm

Register for the EHC needs assessment webinar

 

SEND Governor Training

We are offering two linked webinars for school governors around statutory school responsibilities for supporting pupils with SEN, disabilities, and medical needs. 

Session One              October 13th              6pm – 7:15pm

Focusses on the cycle of SEND support, including the role of pupils, parents, and external services.

Session Two              October 14th              6pm – 7:15pm

Focusses on inclusion, support for pupils with medical conditions and equality duties for pupils with disabilities.

Bookings for these webinars is through Schools Choice governor training.

 

 

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Remember, there is more skills-based training which we offer and which has proved popular - Making Meetings Matter, Empower Your Child and the SEND Champion CourseFind out more.

Do let us know if you are interested in either of these workshops.  Email our Training Officer Sian at sian.monteith@suffolksendiass.co.uk with your contact details and postcode so we can build a wait list for the area in which you live.

Alternatively, If you know a group of parents or are part of a group who might be interested in receiving this or another workshop, do contact Sian so that she can explore a venue and time with you, which would suit your group. 

 

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