12:22 pm, Monday, 19th June 2023

SEND Newsletter- Monday 19 June 2023

Learning Disability Week

This week is Learning Disability Week, 19-25 June 2023.

This year we want to show the world the incredible things that people with a learning disability achieve, smashing misconceptions about what people can do and shining a light on the stigma many still face every day.

Find out more about  Learning Disability Week | Mencap and follow the campaign on social media #LDWeek.

Life Skills Programme for adults with additional needs

The Trin are running a 6-week life skills programme every Friday from 16 June to 21 July 2pm- 3.30pm. This course is for adults with additional needs to help support them with their confidence and self-esteem while learning new skills and information in a range of different subjects.

For further information or to book a place, call Ray on 01472 232750.

Watch the Autism in School video’s

The Autism in Schools programme has been a great project developing knowledge, understanding, and experience in neurodiversity. Parents and carers worked together with professionals from local schools, and took part in events, forums, audits and training.

We heard from two SENCo’s from local educational settings about their experience of the Autism in Schools Project.

Primary School

Claire McHugh, SENCo at St Joseph’s Catholic Academy.

Secondary School

Kirsty Allard, SENCo at Ormiston Maritime Academy.

Those involved in the project will be having their final celebration event for the school year on Tuesday 4 June. Learn more about the project and it’s success at NELC SEND Local Offer | Autism in Schools (nelincs.gov.uk).

Whole school SEND

Whole school SEND offers lots of training, events, information, advice, and guidance for professionals. But did you know that they have some information for families to understand school processes and what help is out there?

Learn more: Parents and Carers | Whole School SEND

Their resources include things like:

Ask, Listen, Do – Understanding SEN support
Questions to support young people with SEND and families in conversation with education settings.

Ask, Listen, Do – Transition Planning for Year 11
Provides families with questions to ask of schools and empower them in having successful planning discussions and securing next steps beyond Year 11.

Public invite to the launch of Delivering Better Value in SEND

The Local Authority would like to warmly invite you to attend the official launch of the ‘Delivering Better Value in SEND’ programme on 12 July 2023.  This will be an opportunity to both network with a range of partners and organisations who will be supporting delivery of this as well as hearing from officers about the updates to our sufficiency plans, including the new special free school timeline.

The timings for the afternoon are as follows:

Networking and marketplace 2-2.30pm

Presentations: 2.30 – 3.30pm

  1. The ambition for the SEND partnership in North East Lincolnshire
  2. Delivering Better Value in SEND
  3. Capital sufficiency plans for development of high needs places
  4. Our SENDAP strategy and Commissioning strategy consultation

Opportunity for questions and views on the plans, continued networking and market place- 3.30-4pm   

Find out more- NELC SEND Local Offer | Public invite to the launch of Delivering Better Value in SEND (nelincs.gov.uk).

EHCP Annual Review

Remember to give us your feedback about your EHCP Annual Review. This is an important event in your journey as a child, young person, or parent of a child with SEND. Did you know, the Preparation for Adulthood process should start by Year 9 at the latest? It should be included in your child’s EHCP and Annual Review. If it’s not, let us know.

EHCP Annual Survey Review | QuestionPro Survey


Does your child know about Kooth? On this platform your child will find things like:

Articles– Helpful articles, personal experiences and tips from young people and our Kooth team.

Discussion Boards– Start or join a conversation with our friendly Kooth community. Lots of topics to choose from!

Chat with the team– Chat to our helpful team about anything that’s on your mind. Message us or have a live chat.

Daily Journal– Write in your own daily journal to track your feelings or emotions and reflect on how you’re doing.

For free, safe, anonymous, and trusted online support for young people visit Home – Kooth.

Preparing for adulthood- Ask Annie

Email: askannie@nelincs.gov.uk

Text: 07595 122306

Are you a young person with Special Educational Needs?

Do you have any questions about post 16 education, training and employment or do you want to know more about preparing for adulthood?

You can always “Ask Annie” about…

  • Planning for the future
  • Employment
  • Transport
  • Leaving school & starting college
  • Daytime activities
  • Health
  • Training & work experience
  • Living independently

Find out more about preparing for adulthood and transitions. NELC SEND Local Offer | Preparing for adulthood (nelincs.gov.uk)

Your Parent Carer Forum- NELPCF

NELPCF is a collective group of parents passionate about driving positive change, we have come together to rebuild a Parent Carer Forum. Our aim is to be a true representation of the voices of parent carers of children with additional needs and disabilities. We strive to have a positive impact on the planning and provision of services and decision making for the families of North East Lincolnshire- now, and in the future.

Find out more about the forum and how to get involved by visiting their Facebook North East Lincolnshire Parent Carer Forum | Grimsby | Facebook, or the NELPCF website.


SENDIASS provide support for SEND, across education, health and social care.


Sendiass North East Lincolnshire | Facebook

Call- 01472 326363
Email- ask@nelsendiass.org.uk
SENDIASS website

To receive this newsletter by email please contact lauren.thompson2@nelincs.gov.uk.

If you have questions about SEND we are always here to help. Please don’t hesitate to email sen@nelincs.gov.uk. We always try to make sure that children and parents/ carers voices are heard.

These Weekly SEND parent/carer newsletters are shared with teams within education, health and social care as well as parents/carers SENCOs, the DfE and local charities.

If parents/carers or young people over 16 do not have access to the internet or if they prefer to receive paper copies only please contact sen@nelincs.gov.uk.