Workshop Dates: 14th and 21st November; 3rd December & 16th January, 19:00-21:30, Venue Roehampton University, Room DU210, Duchesne Building, SW15 5ZH
‘A brilliant course with great speakers and made me feel positive about moving to secondary school.’
‘I am meeting with my child’s school this week and I will use a lot of this info for our meeting’
‘Excellent workshop. Very instructive to hear different experiences’
‘Thank you. As someone who just arrived in London (from New York!) and just navigating this new SEN system, you have been a beacon of hope!’
Action-attainment's annual workshop programme, to help parents and teachers understand planning for a child’ s transfer from primary to secondary school and beyond is booking now. The workshops are especially relevent now that EHCPs extend to 25 enabling families to plan access to education pathways.
Support from the Lottery Fund and Achieving for Children via a Community Learning grant is helping to subsidise costs to run these invaluable workshops in 2019/20.
Some free tickets are available on application from A-a using the contact form link on this page. Anyone wanting to drive to Roehampton University must talk to us direct and provide the licence number of your car so that you can park on campus.
14th November, Parents as Detectives, An introduction to how sensory, motor and communication needs affect learning and behaviour. How observation and detective work at primary school leads into planning for secondary school transition and further education.
21st November, Parent Panel. Three parents explain how they worked with teachers and other professionals to identify and put in place strategies to help their child's transition to secondary school. The parents have experience of education in mainstream, private and specialist secondary schools.
3rd December, Educational Reports, how can they help us. What is the impact of a child's cognitive, sensory, social and communication profile on their transition to Secondary School. Which reports can help provide evidence of need and support.
16th January, Legal workshop. When do parents need to get legal help to secure support for their child's education. Educational Solicitor Adam Friel explains the implications of new Special Needs legislation and Education Health and Care Plans (EHCPs). These now extend to cover supported education at college for 19-25year olds opening new opportunities for access to training courses.
Adam Friel has worked with families to progress young people from Secondary education into mainstream college with special school support for education around professional skills and living independently using the new EHCP.