Supported by Richmond Parish Lands to run on-line and in community based courses, depending on 2021 Covid guidelines
‘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. The workshops are especially relevent now that EHCPs extend to 25 enabling families to plan access to education pathways. Use our CONTACT form to sign up for information.
Support from Richmond Parish Lands Charity will help A-a to run these invaluable workshops in 2021/22. Programme is now being developed.
INFORMATION FROM 2019/2020 - 2021/22 dates tbc
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.
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.
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.
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.