Upcoming Information Sessions for parents and carers

To book your place visit Eventbrite

or contact the SENDIASS team:

sendiass@markfield.org.uk or 020 88022611

(Please leave a message and we will get back to you)

SEN support in schools – for children who do not have an EHC Plan

Online training via ZOOM

Tuesday 26th September 2023 – 10 – 11.30am

An explanation of the law covering the duties of schools to identify and meet the special educational needs of children who do not have an Education Health and Care Plan (EHCP). Plus an overview of Haringey guidance on the SEN support that schools are expected to provide.

EHC Needs Assessment

Online training via ZOOM

Tuesday 10th October 2023 – 10am – 11.30am

Explaining the criteria, process and timescales for the Local Authority to undertake an Education Health & Care needs assessment for a child with SEN, including how to appeal if the LA refuses a request for a EHC needs assessment.

What should be in a good EHC Plan?

Online training via ZOOM

Tuesday 17th October 2023 – 10am – 12pm

A guide to the different sections of an Education Health and Care Plan (EHCP), and how the plan is compiled – including how to ensure your child’s needs are accurately described and the provision in the Plan is clear, specific and quantified, and legally enforceable.

Choosing a secondary school for your child with SEND

Online training via ZOOM

Tuesday 3rd October 2023 – 10am to 11.30am

How to research what support is available in secondary schools for children with SEND. An explanation of how the system of allocating school places works in Haringey for children with an EHC Plan and for those without one.

Getting the right support in school for your autistic child

Online training via ZOOM

Tuesday 31st October 2023 – 10am to 12pm

How to navigate the special educational needs system, focussing on what help is available for autistic children in mainstream schools, as well as those waiting for autism assessments, and the support provided by specialist teams in Haringey.

Personal Budgets for Short Breaks

In person at Markfield

Tuesday 7th November 2023 – 10am-12pm

Learn about Haringey’s Personal Budget scheme to fund short breaks services for disabled children, including the assessment process, and eligibility criteria. Plus a step-by- step guide on how to complete a Resource Allocation Form (RAS) to apply for a Personal Budget.

Understanding the SEND system

Online training via ZOOM

Tuesday 14th November 2023 – 10am – 12pm

Tuesday 5th December 2023 – 6pm to 8pm EVENING SESSION

Key principles of the Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) Code of Practice. The system for SEND provision in schools, reviewing progress, Education Health Care needs assessments and Plans (EHCPs), Annual Reviews mediation and appealing against Local Authority decisions.

EHC Plan Annual Reviews

Online training via ZOOM

Tuesday 21st November 2023 – 10am – 11.30pm

An overview of the Annual Review process for Education, Health & Care Plans (EHCPs), plus a guide to the process of requesting a change of school through an EHCP annual review.

The information sessions are FREE for parents/carers of children and young people with additional needs living in Haringey
For others: please contact us for prices


Some sessions are delivered online via zoom, and some are in person at the Markfield centre in Markfield Park, N15 4RB.

For online sessions you will be emailed a link the day before.

If you need support with setting up zoom please let us know when booking