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Viv and Jo are continuing the series of school ‘cluster’ presentations to parents, all about the SEN reforms and the changes for children already with statements.This term, lead SENCOs from each cluster (school groups for SEN administration purposes) have been responsible for inviting relevant parents across all the schools in their group to special meetings hosted by Greenwich council.

Team members from the SEND reforms group talk parents through the new EHCP including the vision guiding the changes, the transfer process from Statements and the new ‘Profile’ of your child which the school will need to develop with you and your child. GPV also takes to the stage for a few minutes to tell parents all about our group and the role it can play supporting families. So far the meetings have been a really useful way to meet new parents.

At John Roan school yesterday, we were so impressed that Headteacher Des Malone joined us for some of the meeting. He was able to add his own message to parents: that John Roan is ready and excited about the changes and that children will be transferred smoothly onto EHCPs. It’s great to see a school Head making communication with carers of children with SEND such a priority, at this important time.

To see which schools we will be visiting over the next few weeks see this article:


Please join us if you can!


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    teresa m

    October 8, 2014

    I attended a presentation earlier today and found the information really helpful. It was fantastic to see the EHCP is actually about your child now and a lot more personalised.

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    Joanne Delap

    October 8, 2014

    Hi Teresa, it was good to meet you this morning. I am really pleased you found the session useful. I will feed that back to Di and Grace when we see them at the next cluster meeting.

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