SEND webinar to focus on 'educational transitions' in Warwickshire - The Stratford Observer

SEND webinar to focus on 'educational transitions' in Warwickshire

Stratford Editorial 2nd Apr, 2022   0

A SEND webinar aims to provide educational support for families in Warwickshire.

​Parents and carers in the county are invited to find out more about the process of educational transitions for children and young people with special educational needs and or disability (SEND) at the latest SEND webinar on Friday March 25, from 1.30pm to 2.30pm.

Hosted by Warwickshire County Council (WCC), in partnership with Warwickshire Parent Carer Voice, the webinar will focus on school transitions – the steps children and young people take as they move through education. This includes moving from early years to reception, KS1 to KS2, primary to secondary school and secondary school to further education or work.

Moving year groups or schools can be challenging for some, so it is important they receive support to ensure their transition goes as smoothly as possible. Simple steps such as taking photos of the new classroom and talking to the young person about what to expect can help familiarise them with new environments and make a real difference.

WCC leader Izzi Seccombe said: “We know that transitions can cause children and young people with SEND anxiety which can then impact on their wellbeing. We believe that by working together with parents and carers, schools, and educational professionals, that we can provide the necessary support to reduce the impact of these experiences. This webinar will be an excellent opportunity to hear from parents and carers as to their experiences of transitions and how this process can be improved in the county.

“Maintaining good transitions will mean children and young people are able to make the most out of new situations when they experience change in their lives”

Visit to register for the webinar.

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