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Preparing for Adulthood – Moving On

Friday 22nd November 2019

Why not pop along to our joint transition event exploring options for young people as they prepare for adulthood. There will be workshops from health and social care, employment and education too! Booking information is on the poster to secure your place. This event is for parents and young people, with free refreshments too.

Opportunity to Share your views for the Joint SEND Inspection

From Monday 14 October to Friday 18 October 2019, Ofsted and the Care Quality Commission (CQC) will carry out jointly an inspection of Coventry City Council.

The inspection will evaluate how effectively the local area:

• identifies children and young people who have special educational needs and/or disabilities

• assesses and meets the needs of children and young people who have special educational needs and/or disabilities

• improves outcomes for children and young people who have special educational needs and/or disabilities.
Please see the letter attached which outlines detailed information being shared with parent/carers to share their views and feedback of their experiences. It outlines the 3 key areas of inspection. Any questions or queries on how to feed into the SEND joint local area inspection next week , please do not hesitate to contact us. Please also see our parent carer survey so we can capture your views ahead of the start of next weeks inspection. We will also have paper copies available.
In addition, we have an opportunity for parents/carers to attend a face to face session in the city centre on Tuesday 15th October 11:45-1pm. If you would like to participate please contact us.

The inspection will also include an online webinar to allow other parents and carers in the Coventry City Council local area to contribute. The session will be available on demand, and we will ask parents and carers to share their views and experiences on how effectively the Coventry City Council local area is fulfilling the above responsibilities. While we understand that many parents and carers may have views on their experience that extend before the implementation of the reforms in September 2014, it is important that this date is used as the start for gathering evidence about the impact of the reforms as part of our new inspections. We would also like parents and carers to understand that we will not be able to follow up or comment upon individual cases.

The webinar will be available on demand between Monday 07 October and midnight on Tuesday 15 October 2019. Please note this webinar can be re-accessed if additional time is required to make comment.

Register here: 
https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/4668166133670014211

Welcome to this pre-recorded webinar. Please be aware you cannot pause the webinar, but may re-start it at any time. This webinar will last …

There is plenty of opportunity for you to share your views ,face to face, through the webinar, by email, or by contacting us.  Please share our emails, and Facebook and Twitter posts so we can reach as many families and their experiences as we can.

SEND SURVEY

Next week 14th-18th October is the start of our Coventry local area SEND joint inspection by Ofsted and the CQC. We are gathering feedback from families ahead of this, to help inform
and evidence feedback from families and their views, since the implementation of the SEND reforms in 2014.
Please take a few minutes to complete the survey below and please share, your voice and feedback is invaluable.  If you have more than one child, please contact us for options to capture additional views.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/PVWRJXH?fbclid=IwAR1zyGrqapaAj76UJnu8lxiGspcxGNwdYOWZIqJDccwJG5hYde4x5rNiXWE

Information Market

Thursday 10th October 2019

This is a great way to connect with other families and see what is available locally. Plus free lunch and refreshments. Booking information is on the poster. We look forward to seeing you!

Local Offer

Thursday 28th March 2019

Venue: The Study Inn, 175 Corporation Street, Coventry CV1 1GU

We have an evening event coming up on Thursday 28th March from 6pm -7.30pm.  We have another opportunity to go over the new Local Offer site and offer feedback.  Plus this is a great way to meet other parents.  We hope you can join us.

Pen Portrait Workshop

IF YOU COULD NOT ATTEND THIS EVENT, WE HAVE ANOTHER OPPORTUNITY FOR YOU TO ACCESS THIS REMOTELY ON A FACEBOOK LIVE GROUP.  THERE WILL BE OPPORTUNITY TO ASK QUESTIONS DURING THE LIVE SESSION WHICH IS WEDNESDAY 27TH MARCH AT 10AM, AND ALSO VIA THE GROUP AFTERWARDS IF YOU ARE UNABLE TO MAKE IT.

PLEASE EMAIL US FOR MORE INFORMATION AND FOR THE LINK AT onevoicegroup@btinternet.com

 

Friday 22nd March 2019   9:30am – 2pm

Venue:  Voluntary Action (Near Transport Museum), 27 Trinity Street, Coventry CV1 1FJ (Nearest Parking Belgrade Plaza)

This event has been arranged as requested by parents, and is about looking at Pen Portraits and how to develop one with your child or young person.  Book your place to find out more.

Dimensions Event

Friday 15th March 2019   10am – 1.30pm

Venue: SENDIASS, Limbrick Wood Centre, Thomas Naul Croft, Coventry CV4 9QX

Dimensions is a new tool being used to help support young people and families with health and wellbeing.  Book your place now to find out more.

Festive Get Together

Thursday 6th December 2018    12:30-2:30pm

Venue: SENDIASS, Limbrick Wood Centre, Thomas Naul Croft, Tile Hill, Coventry CV4 9QX

Thank you to everyone that attended.  It was lovely to see you all.