SEN Support is the framework of support provided for children and young people who require additional special educational provision, but do not require an EHC Plan.
There is a significant amount of SEN law that supports pupils receiving SEN Support, this workshop will walk you through all of this so that you are able to fully understand the framework. SEN Support follows a 4-part cycle of assess, plan, do, review, and parents must be included in this cycle- we will ensure you are fully aware of how you should be included and how often.
We cover all the different types of provision that can be provided under SEN Support, including support from outside agencies. And for those of you that want to understand how SEND is funded in schools we provide an explanation.
If you have been told that your child does not require an EHC Plan, the content of this workshop will help you understand the difference between SEN Support and EHC Plans and can help you understand why that has been said.
For children in Nursery settings who are in receipt of inclusion fund for nursery or DLA as an individual, this workshop will support understanding of how this will translate into support at school.
Please note we don’t cover applying for an EHC Plan on this workshop, however understanding exactly what SEN Support can provide is key to understanding when an EHC plan can be considered necessary.
The law that underpins SEN Support
How you must be involved
Where child/young person is receiving SEN Support
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