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 a 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.

As your child gets older, their EHC Plan should develop with them. Therefore understanding the annual review process is vital as it is the only way in which changes can be made to a Plan.

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 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.

The sessions are around 2 1/2 hours and we always have a short break and drinks and snacks are provided throughout the session.

The content of all our workshops is 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.

This workshops is 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

Dates for 2022

Wednesday 30th March: 10.00am – 12.30pm

Thursday 12th May: 6:15pm – 8.30pm

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