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SEND Advice by phone/video call

Run by Michaela Eggleston
Educational advice for children and young people with special educational needs and disability delivered in-house by our SEND advice manager Michaela Eggleston. For example, we provide advice about the following:


  • How to request EHC needs assessments;
  • The EHCP process;
  • How to request a school;
  • What to do about phase transfers from one school to another;
  • Annual reviews - what to think about , help with paperwork and support in meetings;
  • What to look for in draft EHCPs
  • Information about your rights
  • School transport
  • Exclusions
  • Home schooling
  • Appeals
  • Unable to attend school (school anxiety, school refusal, not fine in school)
  • What support should be available in educational settings

How the service works:

You can use this booking form to request an initial phone or video call. Once you have booked please email michaela@skylarks.charity with your preferred time for the appointment and whether you would like a phone or video call.

If you would prefer a face to face meeting then these are available on Tuesdays (2.30-5.30) or Fridays (10-12) at The Crossway Centre and can be booked here https://www.skylarks.charity/activity/276/send-advice-face-to-face-meetings-at-the-crossway-centre

Cost:

This service is free of charge. However, this is a costly service to run and we suggest voluntary donation of £20 for a telephone consultation and £50 - £150 for case work.


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