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SEND In Focus Zone

The main purpose of engagement research is to draw upon respondents' attitudes, feelings, beliefs, experiences and reactions in a way in which would not be feasible using other methods, for example observation, one-to-one interviewing, or questionnaire surveys.

 

The SEN Service wishes to empower its parents, carers and children and young people, enabling them to influence policy and procedures that directly impact them. In bridging research and policy, focus group discussions can be useful in providing an insight into different opinions among different stakeholders involved in ongoing improvement and service development process.

 

Engagement opportunities have been identified through schemes of work, feedback already received and in reccognition of the broad respresentation required across SEND to meet the aim and vision of the service successfully and ensure delivery of the 6 priority areas within the SEND Communication and Engagement Strategy.

 

Notes:

PODCASTS – all episodes are available at – ‘Your Aspirations, Our Priority’ – the podcast from Thurrock SEND | Ask Thurrock

Parental Engagement – South Essex College – a summary will be available at SEND in Focus | Ask Thurrock after the event

Annual Review Survey Feedback: all feedback results can be found at the: We are Listening Zone | Ask Thurrock

Our full calendar is available by clicking HERE

SEND Focus Group Programme 2021-23 - Invitations

SEND Focus Group Programme 2021-2023 - Sharing experiences of preparing for and entering adulthood – 03/10/22

SEND Focus Group Programme 2021-2023 – SEND and early support – 28/09/22

SEND Focus Group Programme 2021-2023  – Phase Transition: EYFS to Reception & Primary to Secondary - 25/05/22

SEND Focus Group Programme 2021-2023  – Phase Transition: Secondary to Post-16 - 23/05/22

SEND Focus Group Programme 2021-2023 – Annual Reviews – 10/03/22 - Invitation

SEND Focus Group Programme 2021-2023 – EHCP – 17/01/22 - Invitation

SEND Focus Group Programme 2021-2023 – SEND Local Offer and Community Provision – 06/12/21 - Invitation

SEND Focus Group Programme 2021-2023  – Covid-19 and its impact  21/10/21 – Invitation 

SEND Focus Group Programme 2021-2023 – Primary ASD Resource Base Provision – 04/10/21 – Invitation 

SEND Focus Group Programme 2021-23 - Summaries

SEND Focus Group Programme 2021-2023 – Focus Group 6b – 25/05/22- Summary 

SEND Focus Group Programme 2021-2023 – EHCP – 17/01/22- Summary 

SEND Focus Group Programme 2021-2023 – SEND Local Offer and Community Provision – 06/12/21 - Summary

SEND Focus Group Programme 2021-2023  – Covid-19 and its impact  21/10/21 – Summary

SEND Focus Group Programme 2021-2023 – Primary ASD Resource Base Provision – 04/10/21 - Summary

Parental & Student Engagement Opportunites

Parental Engagement with AD and SEND - South Essex College - 07/06/22

Parental Engagement with AD and SEND - Thameside Primary School - 23/05/22

Student Engagement with Assistant Director and SEND Inclusion and Quality Officer - William Edwards School - 29/04/22

Parental Engagement with SEND Inclusion and Quality Officer - William Edwards School - 25/04/22

Parental Engagement with Assistant Director and Portfolio Holder - Treetops School and College  - 18/03/22

Multi Schools Council (Thurrock) – Meeting Summary – 22/09/21

Parental Engagement with Strategic Lead for School Effectiveness and SEND and Portfolio Holder – Treetops School and College -  20/09/21 - Summary

Parental Engagement with Assistant Director and Portfolio Holder – Ormiston Park Academy ASCEND Resource Base – 16/06/21 – Summary

Parental Engagement with Assistant Director and Portfolio Holder – Harris Academy Chafford Hundred – 14/06/21 – Summary

Parental Engagement Opportunity – Quality Assurance of Ormiston Park Academy ASCEND Resource Base – 06/21 Telephone Survey Summary

Student Engagement with Assistant Director and Portfolio Holder –  Harris Academy Chafford Hundred SLCN Resource Base - 20/05/21 - Summary

Parental Engagement with Assistant Director and Portfolio Holder - Beacon Hill Academy – 15/10/20 -  Summary

Student Engagement Opportunity Thurrock Adult Community College 07/07/20

Parental Engagement Workshop facilitated by SEND Inclusion Support Officer – SCOPE – 03/20

Parental Engagement Workshop facilitated by SEND Inclusion Support Officer – Treetops School and College – 02/20

SEND Events and Opportunites

YOUR ASPIRATIONS, OUR PRIORITY - THE FORUM

Thurrock’s Multi-Schools Council 2022-2023

Thurrock’s Multi-Schools Council – Ambassador Programme

Young Voice’s Take ACTion – 10/21 - Event Summary

Phase transition - For young people by young people

Phase transition - A parents guide

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