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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: , , |

“Anxiety Based School Avoidance” Training Event

This is an online training event for the recently published Anxiety Based School Avoidance guidance from Manchester City Council: It is aimed primarily at schools but parents/carers can also take part. Below is the official event description from the local authority: This session will define

By |2020-08-13T15:06:11+01:00September 4th, 2020|Categories: , |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: , , , , |

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

Back to School Resources for Autistic Students, Their Parents and Schools/Colleges

At the start of June, Manchester produced a "back to school" pack that staff from Educational Psychology, Speech and Language Therapy and the Clinical Service for Children with Disabilities have put together as a multi-agency project. It includes a pack for parents, booklets for younger

Extension of Temporary Changes to EHCP Legislation

We previously shared with you information about the temporary changes to the law regarding Education Health and Care (EHC) plans during the Coronavirus pandemic, which was followed by a factsheet from Information, Advice and Support Manchester (IASM) explaining the changes in more detail. On Friday

By |2020-06-05T16:58:17+01:00June 5th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Phased Reopening of Schools and Educational Settings

The government announced this week its "recovery roadmap" for the country to ease out of lockdown. With it is a plan to gradually reopen schools in England. You can read short summaries about these on the Contact and Council for Disabled Children websites.

By |2020-05-13T12:40:38+01:00May 13th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , |

SEND Survey (Autumn 2017) Results

We shared a survey in November, asking fellow parent-carers to share what they think about the different Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) services available for their child/ young person. We have now collated the (anonymised) data, which we will present to various service providers

By |2018-01-24T15:34:13+00:00January 24th, 2018|Categories: Parent-Carer Feedback|Tags: , , , , |

Manchester Parent Carer SEND Survey Autumn 2017

We have just published a survey, with the aim of getting parent-carers' views on how Education, Health, and Social Care (EHC) settings are doing in terms of meeting the needs of children and young people aged 0-25 with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND). Below

By |2017-11-09T08:35:16+00:00November 8th, 2017|Categories: Parent-Carer Feedback|Tags: , , , |