Lichfield school to host free workshop to highlight changes to Special Educational Needs legislation

A free workshop for parents of primary school children with Special Educational Needs (SEN) across the West Midlands is being held at Lichfield’s Maple Hayes Dyslexia School next month.

Parents will get the opportunity to access free legal advice from one of the Midlands’ leading education lawyers ahead of changes to legislation this autumn.

Dr Daryl Brown

Dr Daryl Brown

Headteacher Dr Daryl Brown said: “The changes, which have divided opinion amongst academics and legals, will affect children and youngsters up to the age of 25 and will bring all previously issued statements of special educational need under review in order to determine whether they are worthy of conversion to Education Health and Care Plans – with potential impact upon the provision provided for pupils with SEN thereafter.”

Andrew Barrowclough, Head of the Education Law Department at HCB Solicitors, will be hosting the dedicated workshop at Maple Hayes Dyslexia School between 11.30am and 2pm on November 7.

As well as highlighting the changes, he will also brief parents who suspect their children may have dyslexia or other learning difficulties on what the Education Health and Care Plans involve and how they can get access to them.

To reserve a place at the workshop, email or call 01543 264387.

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