Independent Support in Trafford to End in July.

  Background to Independent Support Improving life chances, opportunities and outcomes for children and young people with special educational needs, has been and will always be a priority for successive governments. In 2014 the largest reforms to the system for supporting children and young people with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) were introduced. This…


Preparing for the Big Move – Transition Looms!

Preparing for secondary school is daunting for any child. But for a child with autism or indeed any form of special eduational need, their transition from the security of a small primary school to a large mainstream secondary needs to be handled with particular care. Here we set out some top tips. Two years in…


Making Sense of Draft EHC Plans

So, you have a Draft EHC Plan, what next? If you need a bit of reassurance that you are doing the right thing, or some pointers in the right direction based on our experiences of supporting others, then you have come to the right place. A draft EHCP should come about because of one of…


Top Tips for Getting the best out of Annual Reviews.

Hello, I suspect you are reading this as You or your child has an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP) or You know someone who has an EHCP or You would like an EHCP and are reading everything you can get your hands on. or You are an Educational professional who wants to know more…



Building An Inclusive Teaching Community: Teaching the Teachers.

Achieving Quality. Research shows that the most effective method for improving the progress of all students is quality teaching, by all teachers for all students. But, is this happening consistently well in your school? The desired goal is that all students regardless of ability, should receive the best teaching, but in fact the demands placed…



EHCP’s and the Section A Myth.

Here at Wraparound HQ, the Myth of Section A is an inevitable topic of conversation. The mystery of Section A is one of those that will remain unsolved, though we have our suspicions. Education, Health and Care Plans, (EHCP) have at their heart, the views, wishes and feelings of the child, young person and their…


The Year 11 EHCP Conundrum

Prior to this new world of Education, Health and Care Plans (EHCP), in the world of Statements of Special Educational needs, there was never really any early decisions to be made when it came to post 16 choices for Students in Year 11 with SEND. Statements of SEN became Learning Difficulties Assessments in Post 16,…


Why good transfer reviews are the secret ingredient.

It’s been a week full of Year 6 EHC transfer reviews for our team, and we returned to the office with a variety of experiences to share. I have been supporting parents at one of the local primary schools we have worked closely with over the past year. I really look forward to the reviews…