Education Problems

Education Problems - Getting help with Special Educational Needs

Parent to parent advice on getting SEN support in schools. This document was prepared for Max Appeal by Tracey Hennighan. Tracey is a Mum of a child affected by 22q11 DS and an experienced childcare practitioner. The document is outside of information prepared by Max Appeal for the RSPH Information Standard'

Individual Assessment of Early Learning & Development (IAELD)


Useful documents

Image: 20161207_133022_resized_medium.jpgIt is useful to refer to the Special Educational needs and disability guide for parent carers.

https://www.gov.uk/children-with-special-educational-needs/overview Right Arrow

Other useful guides

Image: 20161207_133150_resized_medium.jpgThe child, young person and the their family should be at the centre of the new approach for developing Education and Health Care Plans.
The individual child and their families are entitled to take control of their lives and supported in ways which makes sense to them.
Personalisation really means an approach to health, social care, education and support services that sees children, young people or adults as individuals with unique skills, talents, aspirations, preferences, and support needs. It also sees the young person and their family as part of and firmly rooted in, their local community.
Personalisation is about putting the individual in the centre and everyone involved with that child working together as equal partners to support them and enable them to achieve their potential in all areas of life.
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Image: 20161207_133324_resized_medium.jpgThe EHC Plan should be describing outcomes for the child or young person. They should be aspirational and cover all aspects of their life.
Image: 20161207_133340_resized_medium.jpgIt is important to understand and review all aspects.

Other independent organisations who can help you through the process

Image: 20161207_133600_resized_medium.jpgIt can be a confusing and stressful process. There are independent organisations which can help advise parents carers.

Your local supportive parents group should be listed on your Local Education Authority's website under their Local Offer or
Kids is a national organisation which can sign post you to local support.

Council for Disabled Children

Image: 20161207_143713_resized_medium.jpgThe Council for Disabled Children provide useful information.

These film clips are to help support young people's understanding of the SEND reforms and how the changes affect them.
councilfordisabledchildren.org.uk/making-ourselves-heard/resources/your-rights-your-future-toolkit-film-clips Right Arrow

Still many challenges

Image: 20161207_143619_resized_medium.jpgThere are still many challenges in producing good quality Education and Health Care Plans under the new process.

However some key messages are;

They should be aspirational, outcome driven, co-produced, person centred, innovational and creative, ambitious and success driven.