What does the workshop cover?
Once a final EHC Plan is in place, it must be reviewed on an annual basis. The review isn’t just the meeting, it is a process which includes ensuring all information is gathered and reviewed in adequate time and setting a date, with sufficient notification so that those invited can attend. Parents and carers involvement in this process is well documented in SEND law.
This workshop will cover this law to ensure that you understand what must happen during the annual review process, when it should happen and how you should be involved. We will also focus on the meeting itself, offering some handy tips for preparing and also how to make sure you contribute how you’d like to. Whether you want to gain confidence to know what you can discuss at review, know what can be changed at review or know how to challenge what is being said, we’ll make sure you leave with all the knowledge you need.
We developed this workshop with thanks to feedback from parents who have told us that they want to feel more involved in the review process.
As always we’ve included some activities into the session that will support your learning and give everyone a chance to contribute.
Please note – this workshop is only for parents and carers who have a final EHC Plan.
Timeline of the review
Contributing to the meeting
What can be discussed
Those with a final EHC plan
Nursery to College age
About our workshops in general
Usually our sessions are always run in small, informal groups, this allows for parents to ask questions and receive answers there and then. We encourage conversation and parents who have attended workshops tell us this makes the sessions even more beneficial. For the rest of 2020 we aniticpate we will be holding them as webinars.
Our webinars are a little shorter, around 90 mins, plus time for a Q&A at the end. When we meet in person, the sessions are 2 1/2 hours we always have a short break and drinks and snacks are provided throughout the session.
The content of all our workshops are legally accurate and up to date with Bolton SEND processes as they are written by Cheryl Wyatt from IAS who has current legal SEND training. Through our work as a parent carer forum we work closely with Bolton Council and the NHS to ensure that the information about processes and services is also accurate.
All attendees are given a handout to take home that covers the content of the sessions and legally based information. We will email these to attendees of our webinars.
This workshops and webinars are hosted by Cheryl Wyatt from IAS and Nan Cooper from BPC, both of whom are parents to teenagers with SEND.
Our workshops are held at The Bolton Hub which has car parking nearby, details of which can be found by clicking here
Our webinars are held over Zoom.
Dates for 2020
The webinar will start at 10am and last for around 90minutes. We then also allow time for a Q&A if you still have any questions.