Although the Coronavirus Pandemic has put pressures on many charities over the past year, if you are a family or individual in need of equipment or services, there are still grants and funding to be found (although the criteria for accessing these may now be a little more restrictive). This is by no means an … Continue reading Grants / funding for SEND related equipment or services (for families & individuals)
If you are a parent of a child in education, then you don’t need anyone stating how difficult this past year has been. After nearly a year of lockdowns and changes in the way your child or young person (‘child’ for rest of the blog) is being taught, you will be more than aware of … Continue reading Top Tips for sharing concerns with your child’s school
Happy New Year from the SENDIAS team! Here we are in 2021 and I'm sure you will join us in hoping that this year will be better than the one just gone - for many reasons, and for many people. Last year seemed to be crammed full of information - about all different subjects, not … Continue reading ‘Top Tips’ series for 2021
SENDIAS LOGO Thank you to all who voted for their favourite logo and told us what they liked about it, and the elements (font, colours, etc) they liked better in others. This has really helped us to create our final logo. As you can see from the statistics below, number 7 (mixture of both signposting … Continue reading SENDIAS LOGO
We have obtained specific grant funding from the national ‘Information Advice and Support Programme’ to be able to have our very first SENDIAS service logo! We are really excited about being able to develop our own service identity and know that this will help us when promoting our service and reaching those who most need … Continue reading Vote on our new logo
**UPDATE** There is just over one week left to have your say about whether we change our name or stay the same – and we would really love to hear your opinion. Thank you to those who have already responded. Several have mentioned wanting us to go back to ‘Parent Partnership’. Unfortunately this was changed … Continue reading To change or not to change, that is the question!
Hello SENDIAS Blog readers! Would you believe it has been nearly a year since we launched our SENDIAS Website? And what an immensely busy year it has been for us in the SENDIAS Service here in West Sussex. Along with many of you, we have experienced a fair amount of disruption over the past months, … Continue reading Chance to vote! Which SENDIAS blogs have been the most helpful so far?
If you have a child in year 5, with an Education Health & Care Plan (EHCP), you will have recently received a letter from SENAT (Special Educational Needs Assessment Team) asking you to let them know your school preference for year 7. Or perhaps you are expecting or have just received your draft EHC Plan … Continue reading Choosing a school – for those with EHCPs
SENDIAS poster Would you like to know what opportunities there are after your young person finishes year 11? This recorded webinar is a short introduction to what young people could consider doing after they are 16. It focusses on those able to go to college or consider work at some point rather than those with … Continue reading Introduction to Options after Year 11 Webinar
There have been quite a few changes over the past few weeks in terms of who can go to school and when. Here is a current guide on those changes (as of 19th June 2020) Priority Groups Education and childcare settings have already been open to priority groups (vulnerable children and children of critical workers). … Continue reading Returning to Education and Childcare – who for and when?