Wraparound partner Sarah talks about life as a parent of a child with autism and the path that led her to work for Wraparound.

This piece originally appeared in the Messenger Newspaper 27th October 2017.   A MOTHER in Sale is holding her hand out to offer other parent carers support after her son was diagnosed with autism last year. Sarah Windram, was head of customer care at a busy property investment company, but upon the diagnosis of her son,…


Wraparound and Me – Sarah’s Story

Hello, I`m Sarah and I am delighted to have joined the Wraparound family. I was introduced to Independent Support and Wraparound Services in 2016 following receipt of an Autism diagnosis for my eldest son who is now 5. At the time, I was brand new to the world of Special Education Needs and I was…


Conducting The System

Since leaving the classroom and a SENCO role in 2013, and following my passion to set up Wraparound, I am often asked what Wraparound actually does. Yes we help families, yes we support individuals, yes we work with schools, attend meetings and anything to support positive outcomes for the individual with special needs (SEND) and…



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…