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…


Is there a crisis in Pre-School provision?

We have heard that there is a bit of a crisis in Pre school settings, between wiping snotty noses and changing nappies, people who work in nurseries, pre schools, childminders, play groups are also supposed to be ensuring children are school ready, that they have appropriate language acquisition and are potty trained. That is a…


Partnership working to Improve Outcomes

We are delighted that our director will be speaking at this conference in November. She works tirelessly to ensure that services, agencies and organisations always listen to the voice of the child, parents and young person concerned. That they are there to focus on what the individual wants to achieve and that they support the…


So what, exactly do we mean by Progress?’

So what, exactly do we mean by ‘progress’? This is a question the Wraparound Team have been grappling with for some time. In our position we are extremely fortunate to work with children, young people, teachers, SENCOs, head teachers, paediatricians, speech and language therapists, social workers, early help teams, parents, grandparents, to name a few,…



Looking Beyond the Label

I started my career in education as a teaching assistant in what was until recently referred to as an EBSD (Emotional, Behavioural, Social Difficulties) provision. During my time there I worked with children on the Autism Spectrum, children diagnosed with ADHD, ADD, hearing impairment and growth disorders. Each child required a different approach to helping…