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Events

  1. Vivien Davies

    24 October 2013: The SEN reforms explained

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    24 October, 10am-2pm in the Old Library, Charlton house, Charlton Road SE7 8RE Brian Lamb O.B.E. and Greenwich Parent Voice present a free information event about the big changes coming in the Children and Families Bill, due to become law in September 2014. They will be helped by managers from Children’s Services in the Royal Borough of Greenwich. Brian is an expert in SEN policy and will be talking in depth about the impact the reforms will have on every family with a child with special needs or disability. He will cut through the complexity and leave parents with a...
  2. Vivien Davies

    20 September: Coffee morning for parents

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    Parents enjoyed delicious cakes and a warm welcome at our September coffee morning, held at in the Boardroom at Charlton Park Academy School. Local parent Natalie created a feast of baked treats and we able to meet some new faces, share experiences and find out more about what parents are concerned about, including reactions to the new SEN reforms being tested in the Royal Borough’s Pathfinder project. Other topics ranged from the difficulty facing students as they embark upon life after school, to the sometimes vague rules around what can be purchased with Direct Payment funds. In discussion, one parent...
  3. Vivien Davies

    28 March: The SEN Reforms introduction

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    Brian Lamb OBE presented an Introduction to the Children and Families Bill in March 2013. It was a full house as Brian explained the key features of the reforms. These include the ‘Local Offer’, the new concept of Personalisation embodied in the Education Health and Care Plan (which replaces the ‘Statement’) and the associated Personal Budget. Brian gave a simple slide-show presentation to summarise his talk and everyone attending was given a copy to take home. People asked questions and we had some lively debates and lots of sharing of experiences, good and bad. Everyone who came left with a...

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