SEN Support Workshop

The Graduated Approach

SEN Support Workshop

The content of this workshop is appropriate for all ages of education. We cover the support that can be put in place in nursery, school and college for children without an EHC Plan.

If you want to understand how special educational needs are identified and the support that can be put in place, and how you should be included – this is the workshop for you. 

What do we cover?

  • Bolton’s SEND handbook – how needs are identified and the resources that schools have to support this
  • Which agencies might be involved with your child, when, and how this may happen
  • How SEN is funded in nursery and schools
  • How parents should be included in SEN Support
  • Progress and what it means for children with SEN
  • When may an EHC Plan be needed




Workshop Content

SEN Support describes the special educational needs provision that can be put in place when a child, or young person has special educational needs. This starts in nursery settings, moves through primary and secondary school and also college.

This workshop covers everything parents and carers need to know about how children can be supported under SEN Support, without an EHC Plan. We will talk you through indentification of SEN, and all the various ways support can be put in place. We will share the same resources that Bolton schools have to work through the graduated approach to SEN.

The content of the workshop will support parents who have children with a range of needs, whether they have some new and emerging SEN, or if you feel your child needs an EHC Plan.

If you feel your child needs an EHC Plan, we advise that you attend this workshop as it will support you to understand the evidence considered when the local authority assess a childs special educational needs. 

Everything we cover in the workshops is fully up to date with local processes in Bolton, and also follows SEND law, 

Workshops are hosted by Nan Cooper from Bolton Parent Carers and Cheryl Wyatt from Bolton Information Advisory Service. Our workshops are run in small, informal groups, this allows time to ask questions. We encourage conversation and parents who have attended workshops tell us this makes the sessions even more beneficial.

Our workshops are held at The Bolton Hub which has car parking nearby, details of which can be found by clicking here

Dates for 2024 – SEN Support Workshops

Thursday 13th June: 6.15pm – 8.45pm

Tuesday 22nd October: 10.00am – 12.30pm

Thursday 28th November: 6:15pm – 8.45pm

We may need to contact you about the workshop
We will send full booking details, including venue details, to this email address

When you submit your booking you will receive a confirmation email.
If you will no longer be able to come to the workshop and need to cancel your place(s) please reply to the confirmation email, or text the number in the email.
We understand that, especially as parents, things do crop up, we just ask that you please let us know if you won't be coming to the workshop - this allows us to open up the space for other parents. Thank you.