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
Vote on our new 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
To change or not to change, that is the question!
**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!
Chance to vote! Which SENDIAS blogs have been the most helpful so far?
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?
Choosing a school – for those with EHCPs
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
Introduction to Options after Year 11 Webinar
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
Returning to Education and Childcare – who for and when?
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?
Reviewing an EHC Plan (also known as Annual Reviews)
Introduction to Annual Reviews All children and young people with an Education, Health and Care Plan must have an annual review and is a process that must happen by law. According to the CoP 2015 EHC Plans must: be reviewed by the local authority as a minimum every 12 months.focus on the child or young … Continue reading Reviewing an EHC Plan (also known as Annual Reviews)
Guidance on temporary legislative changes relating to coronavirus (COVID-19) & EHC Need Assessments & Plans
A joint ministerial letter from the Department of Health & Social Care and the Department of Education was issued on the 30th April 2020, to all children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND), their parents/carers and families, and others who support them. The letter sets out a temporary change to the … Continue reading Guidance on temporary legislative changes relating to coronavirus (COVID-19) & EHC Need Assessments & Plans