A free legal advice workshop to help parents struggling to get help for their children’s special educational needs is being held at Lichfield’s Maple Hayes Dyslexia School next month (November).
Parents will be able to get advice from the Midlands’ leading education law department and also an expert psychologist who will be able to advise on assessments.
The workshops have been designed for parents who are considering applying for a statutory assessment or want a specialist school placement funded by your Local Authority for their child.
The Understand Changes to SEN workshop, which will be taking place on Saturday, 5th November, also aim to bring parents of children with learning difficulties or suspected SEN, up-to-speed on the legislation issued in 2014 which saw the introduction of Education Health and Care Plans (EHCPs) and to give them control of a dedicated SEN budget.
Along with being able to get help from the teachers at the specialist dyslexia school, Andrew Barrowclough, Head of Education Law department at HCB Solicitors and his team of expert solicitors, who have secured more than 1,000 places at independent specialist schools through education tribunals, will be on-hand to give advice.
Dr Daryl Brown, headteacher of Maple Hayes Dyslexia School said: “It’s so important for parents of children with learning difficulties to have the best possible handle on the changes to the system. These workshops are perfect for any parents who may unsure of what help is out there for your child.”
The ‘Understanding Changes to SEN’ workshop is taking place at 10am on Saturday 5th November 2016 at Maple Hayes Dyslexia School, Abnalls Lane, Lichfield, WS13 8BL.