Choosing the secondary school for your child can feel like a huge decision, and when you have a child with special educational needs there seems to be so much more to have to think about. That’s why we have worked with Cheryl Wyatt from Bolton IAS and developed a workshop to cover just about every question you have when it comes to making the application and preparing for the move. These workshops are ideal for parents and carers who have a child currently in year 5 or year 6. Everything we discuss is applicable to children who have an EHC Plan, or not and we cover mainstream and special school transition. We’ll talk about Open Evenings – they all take place from Mid-September and are an ideal opportunity to get a basic feel for a school, we go on to discuss asking for a 1:1 visit and what kind of things it can be useful to find out. If you have queries about applying for a special school, we cover how this is a different process to the mainstream process. We move on to what happens in the Spring when you know which school your child will be going to, how to appeal this if you aren’t happy and also how you can start preparing for the move. We’ll touch on transport too for those that think they may require home school transport. Our aim is to leave no question unanswered, so you can leave the session confident with your next steps. We’ll even issue each attendee with a handout that includes a helpful area with handy questions to ask and space for your notes. To read more about our transition workshop, including dates, times and how to book click here

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