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.


Mini overview:

Timeline of the review

Contributing to the meeting

What can be discussed


Suitable for:

Those with a final EHC plan

Nursery to College age

About our workshops in general

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.

We always offer drinks and snacks and as the sessions are 2 1/2 hours we always have a short break in the middle too.

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.

This workshop is hosted by Cheryl Wyatt from IAS and Nan Cooper from BPC, both of whom are parents to teenagers with SEND.

We hold our workshops at The Bolton Hub which has car parking nearby, details of which can be found by clicking here

Dates for 2020

12th March 2020

We currently have no scheduled workshops. This is due to the current coronavirus situation. As a voluntary organisation, run entirely by volunteers, we simply don’t have the capacity to keep on top of a changing situation with changing advice. As soon as the situation is clearer we’ll be back up and running with a full schedule!

If you would like to be notified when we have new dates for this workshop, complete the form below…

Online Booking Form for EHCP Annual Review Workshop

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