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Book an online workshop

Skylarks run regular online workshops on a variety of relevant topics.

You will have an opportunity to ask questions during the workshop. But if you have questions about your particular circumstances then we would request that you book an appointment with the SEND Advice Service via 'New request for 1:1 advice'.

Please email education@skylarks.charity if you have any questions.

Please click on the underlined links below to reserve your space:

Webinar with Fiona Slomovic - What to do if you do not get your choice of Secondary school for September 2022 for a child with an EHCP

Monday 31st January 2022 10am-12pm. Skylarks SEND Advice Service will be hosting a 2 hour webinar with Fiona Slomovic from AMC Ltd about what to do if you do not get your choice of Secondary school for September 2022 for a child with an EHCP. 

Your Local Authority (LA) has until the legal deadline of February 15th 2022 to send you an EHCP with the name of your child's Secondary school for this coming September.

The webinar is aimed at those of you who have recently received, or are due to imminently receive an EHCP naming your child's secondary school for September. 

If you are not given your choice of secondary school, then you will have the option to either formally mediate with the LA or appeal the decision to the SEND First Tier Tribunal . 

This webinar will cover the following topics:

  • The relevant law and statutory guidance;
  • Mediation versus appealing to the SEND First Tier Tribunal
  • What evidence you need to gather
  • How the tribunal process works


Webinar with Eleanor Wright from SOS!SEN - How to hold your Local Authority to account


Wednesday 23rd February 10am-12pm.

Skylarks SEND Advice Service will be hosting a 2 hour webinar by Eleanor Wright who is a solicitor from the well regarded charity SOS!SEN

Local Authorities (LA's) should be adhering to a number of legal and statutory duties in order to provide a suitable education for those with SEND. But what happens when your LA are not keeping up their side of the bargain? Skylarks SEND Advice Service will be hosting a 2 hour webinar by Eleanor Wright, a solicitor from the well known charity SOS!SEN who will explain the options available to you.

The talk is aimed at those of you with a child or young person who has an EHCP.

The talk will cover:

  • Your rights and what the LA should be doing
  • How to complain using the LA's processes and what to do next if that doesn't resolve the matter.
  • Judicial Reviews - When you should think about this, the process involved and the pros and cons
  • LGSCO - When this is the best route, the pros and cons
  • The Monitoring Officer- What is it and how do you use it.

Webinar with Michaela Eggleston about EHCPs and getting your views heard.

Wednesday 23rd March 2022 10-11.30am

Children/Young people and their parents/carers should be central to the process in obtaining an EHCP and any subsequent decisions made. This webinar will address the following issues:

  • The relevant legal and statutory guidance in relation to the duty of Local authorities (LA's) and professionals to take into account the views of children/young people and their families;
  • How to write your views for section A of an EHCP;
  • EHC needs assessments - What you can request and what to write when you are asked to provide your views;
  • Choosing a school - Your rights when requesting a school and what steps the LA should take;
  • Unhappy with an EHCP? - How to request a change to an EHCP;
  • Annual reviews - How to prepare for an annual review and get your views heard.