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Invitation to Get Involved in a Documentary

We recently received the following invitation regarding the impact of ethnicity in education. Hello, *My name is Lyttanya Shannon and I’m directing a documentary for the BBC*, about the experience of the children of the *windrush generation* in the *British education system, during the 1960s

By |2020-09-14T15:57:29+01:00September 14th, 2020|Categories: Information Sharing|Tags: , , |

Q&A from the July Virtual Local Offer Drop-in

We asked participating organisations/teams in the last Virtual SEND Local Offer Drop-in to collate questions that parents asked them so we can share the information to more parents & carers. Below are the questions that parents asked at the July SEND Drop-in (click or

Information, Advice and Support Manchester’s (IASM) Working Practice

Information, Advice and Support Manchester (IASM) wants to find out if their new way of working during the coronavirus pandemic is suitable to families. Please answer the quick survey below (2 minutes) to help improve our local SENDIASS (Special Educational Needs and/or Disability IAS Service).

By |2020-09-04T15:37:19+01:00September 4th, 2020|Categories: Information Sharing, Parent-Carer Feedback|Tags: , , , , , |

Ministerial open letter to children and young people with SEND, their families and carers and those who work to support them

Vicky Ford, the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Children and Families, wrote an open letter to children and young people with Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities (SEND), their families and carers and those who work to support them. The letter provides advice and guidance

Manchester City Council Letter to Parents Re: Return to School

Manchester City Council recently wrote a letter to all families of children and young people with Education, Health and Care Plans (EHCP). In it, Isobel Booler, the Head of Schools Quality Assurance and Strategic SEND, wrote of measures done in relation to EHCPs and the

By |2020-08-28T17:54:36+01:00August 28th, 2020|Categories: Information Sharing|Tags: , , , , |

Designing Inclusive Environments with Arup

Manchester City Council recently shared with us this video from Arup's Access and Inclusive Environments Team, who are looking to promote inclusive design for everyone over the coming years. The informative video above is part of their Arup Adventures video series, where the firm's employees

By |2020-08-13T17:39:48+01:00August 13th, 2020|Categories: Information Sharing|Tags: , , , |

Anxiety Based School Avoidance – Manchester Schools Guidance Document

Manchester City Council recently published their "Anxiety Based School Avoidance" guidance for schools. The document was co-produced with parents and carers in Manchester and "describes the factors that play a part in what used to be called ‘school refusal’, as well as sharing best practice

New IASM Website

IASM, which is Manchester’s independent Information, Advice and Support Service (IASS) for Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND), has recently launched their new website. Their independent website has been co-produced with parents and carers, including consultations prior to start of development and a demo/review before

By |2020-08-11T17:22:11+01:00August 11th, 2020|Categories: Information Sharing|Tags: , , , |

Boating At Heaton Park for SEND Families

This summer, Manchester's SEND families can have some boating fun at the Heaton Park lake every Monday morning in August. Sessions last 25 minutes and can be booked between 10am-12noon. There’s a choice of swans (four-seater pedalos), dragons (two-seater pedalos) and rowing boats (seats four).

Groundwork Outdoor Sessions for SEND Families

These outdoor sessions from Groundwork will take an Emotional Wellbeing theme. It is a 4-week programme over the summer holidays that will engage young people aged 10 -14 in unique outdoor nature-based play activities. Activities will take place twice a week for 3 hours a