Information day on school transitions

4th October 2011

  • A free information event for parents and carers of children with additional needs
    Organised in partnership by the Sheffield Parent Carer Forum and the Children and Young People’s Service

    When: Friday 14th October 2011, 10am-2.30pm (registration from 9.30am). Free lunch included.
    Where: Town Hall, Reception Rooms A and B, Pinstone Street

    If your child has additional needs, transitions between schools can be a cause of great anxiety for all concerned. You may be wondering where you can find the information you need to choose the right school for your child, and what the process and timescales are. Does it work differently if your child has a statement? How do you apply for a special school place?

    If questions like these are keeping you awake at night, then our information day is for you! Come and listen to presentations from SEN officers, parents and school leaders which will cover:
    ●    Transition planning for children with and without statements
    ●    Where to find information about schools
    ●    The admissions process – how to apply for a mainstream / special school place
    ●    Top tips from parents who’ve been there and done that
    ●    What to do if you didn’t get the place you wanted

    There will also be plenty of opportunities to talk to other parents and perhaps get an “insider’s account” of the schools you’re interested in!

    Please note that this event will only cover admissions to primary and secondary schools, NOT transitions to post-16 education and training. Unfortunately, we are unable to provide a crèche.

    Places will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. To book your place, please register on by Monday, 10th October.