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Workshops

Saturday 24th February 2018

WRITING A WORKING DOCUMENT AND WHAT TO EXPECT AT TRIBUNAL

led by Marion Strudwick, SOS!SEN Senior SEN Specialist

Time: 9:30/10:00am to 4.00pm

Details:

This workshop is designed for parents wanting to know how to deal with the working document as required by the SEND Tribunal case directions, what to expect in the run-up to Tribunal & how to prepare for the day itself.

Donation: £85 per person - includes useful documentation and sandwich lunch
Please download and complete the booking form: WRITING A WORKING DOCUMENT BOOKING FORM

Email complete booking form to: workshops@sossen.org.uk


 

SOS!SEN runs regular hands on training sessions to help parents on topics such as how to appeal an EHC Plan or how to prepare for a Tribunal hearing.  

Donations: We are an independent charity and rely on donations through our workshops, 1:1 meetings, fundraising events, and our charity shops in Hampton Hill and Worcester Park . This allows us to give you impartial and legally based advice.

Venue:
All of our workshops are at our office opposite Hampton Court train station. Address: Fontenay, 11a Creek Road, East Molesey, Surrey. KT8 9BE

 

 


 

We offer to run Workshops for organisations and special interest groups, who would benefit from hearing about what we do and what help we are able to provide.

We could come to one of your regular meetings or one of your events and would tailor it to your needs.

Eleanor Wright, our coordinator and solicitor has been to a number of events this year as a guest speaker and has given training to parents, school staff and interested groups on the new EHC plan system based on legal facts and parental rights. 

Contact our admininistration team, if you would like to explore the possibility on admin@sosen.org.uk  Whilst we would not seek to charge for this, we would normally expect a donation to reflect the time and effort involved, travel expenses and ask the venue to photocopy documents to use at the session. 

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Saturday 3rd March 2018

16+ AND 18+ AND THE RIGHTS OF A YOUNG PERSON

led by Eleanor Wright, SOS!SEN Co-ordinator and Solicitor

Time: 9:30/10:00am to 4.00pm

Details:

This workshop is for parents/carers or young  people aged 16+/18+ who are likely to transfer to an Education, Health, Care plan or people who are beginning the process and haven’t had a statement before. It will cover the process, choosing the right placement, and information on appealing.

Donation: £85 per person - includes useful documentation and sandwich lunch
Please download and complete the booking form: 16+ and 18+ workshop BOOKING FORM

Email completed booking form to: workshops@sossen.org.uk


Saturday 10th March 2018

ENFORCING EHC TIMETABLES & SEN PROVISION IN SCHOOLS

led by Eleanor Wright, SOS!SEN Co-ordinator and Solicitor

Time: 9:30/10:00am to 4.00pm

Details:

This is a practical foundation workshop using case examples, and is designed for parents/carers wanting to know how to enforce Education, Health and Care plan timetables and special educational needs provision in schools.  It includes:  
  • Working with the school
    • Keeping your own records from the start, getting advice and hard evidence about your child’s progress, the best channels of communication and getting SEN support for your child
  • How to manage when communication with the school breaks down
    • Managing communication, attending meetings and keeping accurate records of them, obtaining information when the school will not provide it and coping with exclusions or being asked to take your child home
  • When school/LA does not make provision needed or fails to keep to time limits - how to enforce your child’s rights
    • Use of complaints procedures including Ombudsman complaints;  other avenues of redress including local councillors/MPs/the press
    • Availability of court proceedings and legal aid
    • What does court action involve?

Donation: £85 per person - includes useful documentation and sandwich lunch
Please download and complete the booking form: ENFORCING EHC TIMETABLES

Email completed booking form to : workshops@sossen.org.uk


Saturday 17th March 2018

UNDERSTANDING SECTIONS B, E AND F OF EHC PLAN

led by Marion Strudwick, SOS!SEN Senior SEN Specialist

Time: 9:30/10:00am to 4.00pm

Details:

This workshop will give parents an overview of the EHCP and all it’s sections. It will include the sections that can or cannot be appealed to the SEN Tribunal. It will cover the contents of an EHCP and how to check for accuracy and levels of severity and the importance of the presentation of needs and the relationship to other sections. The workshop will also give parents/carers an understanding of “outcomes” and the vital importance of getting this section right.

Donation: £85 per person - includes useful documentation and sandwich lunch
Booking form being prepared

Please download and complete the booking form: UNDERSTANDING SECTIONS B, E and F OF EHC PLAN

Email completed booking form to : workshops@sossen.org.uk

 


Saturday 24th March 2018

UNDERSTANDING PROFESSIONAL REPORTS & SLT IN THE CLASSROOM

led by Marion Strudwick, SOS!SEN Senior SEN Specialist

 and Ann Bauer - Qualified specialist Speech and Language therapist

Time: 9:30/10:00am to 4.00pm

Donation: £85 per person - includes useful documentation and sandwich lunch

Booking form being prepared

ADVANCED BOOKINGS workshops@sossen.org.uk