Cheshire East Parents and Carers VOICE

Invite you to attend a conference and workshop

on Monday May 28th 2012

at the

Chimney House Hotel,Congleton Road

Sandbach, CW11 4ST

“Special Education Needs and Inclusion:

The parent’s experience and perspective.”

We are told as parents that our children’s special educational needs can be supported in their local mainstream school.

However is the experience of being included the same for all children and their parents?

Do all children and young people enjoy the same equality of access and opportunity?

Do they feel included in their school community? Are they making academic and personal progress?

If not, what can we do as parents and who do we turn to for support in a system where education reforms are changing how schools are financed, managed and measured and enjoying increased independence and autonomy?

Who is the “champion” for the vulnerable child or young person?

Please come and meet legal and education professionals and other parents to discuss these questions and more.

Hear updates on recent education legislation and policy and share your views and experiences

Speakers are: Joe Whittaker, Chairperson of the Alliance for Inclusion in Education (Allfie)

Liz Perry, Disability Rights Lawyer from Pannone, Manchester

Richard Copson, Disability Rights Lawyer from Pannone, Manchester

Dr Kathryn Runswick-Cole, Manchester Metropolitan University

Geraldine Hill, Inclusive Choice.

Please arrive from 9.30am for tea and coffee. The conference starts at 10am and ends at 2.30pm. The main speakers will finish at 1pm with the opportunity to continue discussions over a free sandwich lunch.

To book a place please email

or phone 01625 576345 or 07958021980.

We aim to make this an entirely inclusive event so please let us know of any reasonable adjustments that we must make to enable you to attend and participate in the conference.

There will be opportunities to make written, audio and video recordings of your views as contributions to the wider debate.

Please forward on to any of your contacts who may be interested in attending this event.
Please email if you would like a printed flier posted to you.

Thank you

Cheshire East Parents and Carers VOICE

Find out what other Cheshire East Parents have to say on Facebook at (This is a closed group but parents and carers are included on request)

Cheshire East Parents and Carers VOICE

01625 576345 mobile 07958021980






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