Parent & carer information sessions
We offer free information sessions for parents and carers.
If you are a group of parents, we could come to you to deliver a workshop where you meet. Or if you know some parents who might like to get together for a workshop we could explore a place and time to suit.
We will do our best to fit around your needs and are always interested in any ideas you may have for other information sessions or practical workshops.
Making Meetings Matter
A practical workshop exploring strategies for preparing for meetings and conversations with schools and the local authority around SEND, how best to manage those meetings in a positive, solution-focussed way and how best to follow up.
Special Educational Needs (SEN) Support
(in schools and other settings)
Explains the cycle of SEN support, support for pupils with medical conditions and disabilities and how parents and young people can be involved. We also explore exclusions, the threshold for an EHC needs assessment and approaches which foster positive partnership working.
Empowering your child
A practical workshop supporting parents to help their child begin to ask for help in school. Explores the benefits of empowering children to develop this life skill. This was developed with input and advice from Clinical and Educational Psychologists and includes strategies for managing a child and young person’s distress.
Education, Health and Care Plans
This was co-produced with parents and explores the purpose of an Education, Health and Care Plan and what key sections mean, how parents and young people can be involved and who has responsibility for what.
Parent SEND Champion course
A 2.5-day course for parents exploring solution-focussed and non-combative approaches for communicating with and empowering other parents of children with additional needs, encouraging resilience and partnership working. It does not require any volunteering: it is about championing an approach rather than a role.
What parents/carers have said about our courses:
‘Really clear and informative. Discussions were helpful for learning.’
'I now have the tools and confidence to move forward and who to talk to.'
'I’ve found all your courses I’ve attended very helpful.'
‘I would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending your courses to others.’
‘We both came away feeling more confident and empowered with the challenges that lay ahead’.
'Great information and slides and lots of interaction with everyone and facilitator.'
'Very enjoyable and really useful.'
'Excellent, clear and very informative.'
'Such great advice!'