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SEND Parent Forum

Posted at 1:31 pm on 22nd November, 2017

Wellacre welcomes Year 7 parents for a Special Educational Needs/Disabilities Forum

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On Thursday 2nd November, the Learning Support staff held a Special Educational Needs/Disabilities (SEND) Parent Forum for Year 7 parents. These forums are held three times a year and provide an opportunity for parents and carers of students with SEND to have a one-to-one discussion with a member of the Learning support team about their son's additional needs and progress.

We start the school with with Year 7 parents and carers to ensure SEND information has been successfully communicated during the primary to secondary transition process and to involve them in the initial creation of their son's Individual Education plan (IEP/Passport).

The evening was well attended with around a third of the parents invited joining us to meet the Teaching Assistants, SENDCo and Assistant SENDCo, and to network with other parents of SEND students who may have similar needs. Follow up meetings are also being held for those parents who couldn't make the forum but were eager to meet key staff and be involved in how Wellacre meet the needs of their son.

Parental feedback from the evening included:  

“My son has has settled very well at Wellacre and the support for his needs is outstanding.  I know he will get the support needed to thrive at Wellacre.”

“I have felt very supported by the SEN staff at Wellacre. They listen to what you have to say and direct you to all the relevant services on offer. Nothing is too much trouble, which is fantastic when you have so much going on with your special son.”