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New and updated videos around SEND and EHC processes can be found on our SENDIASS YouTube channel

 

View our latest Annual Report 2020/21 (opens PDF)

 

Events

We receive lots of calls around SEN support and managing meetings, EHC processes and EHC plans so we will continue to offer:

  • our virtual SEN support sessions in collaboration with practitioners from health and the specialist education services;
  • our EHC Needs Assessment webinar and Annual Reviews webinar;
  • a virtual session explaining the process of drafting and finalising an EHC plan;
  • our popular Making Meetings Matter session.

We will also continue to host the popular ‘coffee mornings/evenings’ where members of the Specialist Education Service for pupils with Speech, Language and Communication Needs, explore language games to play at home.

New this term:

  • An online session for parents and carers to support you and your child make the transition from an early year’s setting to primary school.  This was coproduced as far as possible with parents and carers.
  • We’re hosting some relaxed online sessions where the County Inclusion Support Service will explore tools for supporting your child’s understanding and management of social situations
  • We’ve commissioned the Curly Hair Project to deliver 3 x online sessions for children and young people with autism, around building their understanding of their feelings, anxiety and making and maintaining friendships.

SEN Support in School series

Following feedback from parents, these sessions will be a little longer this term.

‘Thank you for putting these courses on. They really are great.’ (Parent)

SEN support for pupils with specific learning difficulties

Supported by the County Lead Teacher for the Dyslexia Outreach service

Delivered 19th April 2021          6 pm - 7.30 pm

Register here from April 1st 2021

 

SEN support for pupils with social, emotional and mental health needs

Supported by a lead teacher from the County Inclusion Support Service

14th May 2021         10am – 11:30am

Register here from 23rd April 2021

 

SEN support for pupils with coordination difficulties

Supported by a Paediatric Occupational Therapist.

30th June 2021        10am - 11.30 am

Register here from 9th  June 2021

 

SEN support for pupils with speech, language and communication needs

Supported by teachers from the Speech, Language and Communication Outreach Team

7th July 2021           10am – 11:30am

Register here from 16th June 2021 

 

SEN support for pupils with sensory processing needs 

Supported by Occupational Therapists from the Sensory Pathway Service

9th July 2021           10am – 11:30am

Register here from 18th June 2021

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Making Meetings Matter

This explores practical strategies for preparing for meetings and conversations

with schools and the local authority around SEND, how best to manage these

meetings in a positive, solution-focussed way and how best to follow up.

Do contact us if a group of you would like this offered again in the summer and we

will do our best to accommodate you.

Making Meetings Matter

Delivered 22nd April 2021        10 – 11:30am

Register here from April 1st 2021

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Early Years Transition to Primary School sessions - NEW

Following some coproduction with parents and carers, we are

offering two informal online sessions to help families prepare themselves

and their child for the transition to reception.

This session will be supported by an Early Year’s Consultant.

Delivered 27th April 2021         10 – 11:30am

Register here from April 7th 2021

 

This same session will be offered again on:

27th May 2021          6:30 – 8pm  

Register here from May 4th 2021

 

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New this Term - Curly Hair Project sessions for children and young people

The Curly Hair Project is a social enterprise building understanding of autism.  We have commissioned them to offer three one hour sessions on different Saturdays, suitable for children and young people with autism (aged between 6 and 16 years).  The webinars are designed for a parent to watch with their child or young person. 

We are keeping the groups small to make it easier for the young people to take part, so, bookings will be given on a first-come, first-served basis.

Session one:               Understanding and Managing Anxiety

                                      Saturday 1st May 2021 10am –  11.00 am

Session two:                Recognising emotions as an autistic child

                                      Saturday 29th May 2021 10am – 11.00 am

Session three:             How to make and keep friends

                                      Saturday 26th June 2021 10am – 11.00 am

 

If you/your child is interested in any or all of the sessions, please email us at:

enquiries@suffolksendiass.co.uk

 

 

 

 

 

New this Term - Informal online sessions with the County Inclusion Support Service (CISS)

We're hosting some relaxed online sessions where this specialist education team will explore tools for supporting your child's understanding and management of social situations, starting with:

Comic Strip Awareness

Delivered 4th May 2021        10:30 – 11:30am

Register here from April 14th 2021

 

Informal online ‘coffee mornings’ in collaboration with specialist education services

We’re continuing to host a short series of relaxed online sessions where

members of the Specialist Education Service for pupils with

Speech, Language and Communication Needs explore simple games anyone

can play at home to help their child’s speaking and listening. 

Each session will focus on a different theme and will be offered in the morning & evening. 

Brilliant - really enjoyed this and lots of great ideas, thank you.

Great fun too!' (parent)

 

Session Four: Games to help your child develop and practise their memory skills

18th May 2021          10am – 11am or 6:30pm – 7:30pm (repeat)

Register here for morning session from 29th April 2021

Register here for evening session from 29th April 2021

 

Session Five: Games to help your child develop their understanding and use of words

23rd June 2021        10am -11am or 6:30 – 7:30pm (repeat)

Register here for morning session from 3rd June 2021

Register here for evening session from 3rd June 2021

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Webinars

Our webinars were coproduced with, and for, parents & carers, but practioners are welcome to register too.

Anyone who registers will be sent a pre-recording of the webinar after the event to watch at their leisure, along with a suite of resources.

EHC Needs Assessment Webinar

We explore:

  • What the law expects to happen before an EHC needs assessment is considered.
  • The purpose and threshold of an EHC needs assessment and when one might be requested.
  • Why a LA might refuse and what your options are
  • What happens if an EHC needs assessment is agreed; the purpose of an EHC plan.

'This has been so useful!' (parent)

'Highly recommend.' (practioner)

Delivered 5th May 2021        6pm – 7:30pm

Register here from April 14th 2021

 

 

 

Annual Reviews Webinar

We explore:

  • the purpose of an annual review and an EHC Plan.
  • what the process involves & how you & your child can be involved.
  • the different kinds of review.
  • and what decisions can be made at the end of the process.

"Very clear and easy to understand." (parent)

"I prepare paperwork for reviews daily and I found this helpful." (practitioner)

14th June 2021    6pm – 7:30pm

Register here from May 24th 2021

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Drafting and Finalising an EHC Plan

This session aims to support parents and carers who have had an EHC needs assessment agreed, but parents of  children who already have an EHC plan may also find this helpful as we explore what a good EHC looks like.

Very helpful.’  (parent)

'Lots of important information and good answering all questions with examples.’ (parent)

11th May 2021      10 – 11:30am

Register here from April 21st 2021

 

Practioner Training

Multi-agency prationers are welcome to book on our webinars.  We also offer a popular Working with Parents session on request.

‘Brilliant session!'

'Very useful, especially tips on improving engagement with parents

In meetings. Thank you!'

 

 

SEND Governor and Trustee SEND Training

We offer two linked sessions for shool governors around statutory school responsibilities for supporting pupils with SEN, disabilities, and medical needs.  The sessions are delivered via Teams on consecutive evenings.

Bookings for these webinars can be made through Schools Choice governor training.

'Thank you for such clear and informative training on such complex issues.’

'A very helpful session – lots of guidance and good examples – thank you.'

 

 

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