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…



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…


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…


EHC Plans. What Works? Our 5 Golden Rules.

Dear reader thank you for your interest, Having now been through over 100 EHC plan needs assessments, we think we have some expertise in this area to share with others. Both schools/colleges and parents can benefit from this very simple advice, which is actually common sense but is all too often overlooked. We have been…