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Support in the East Riding

If you have special educational needs (SEN) and live in the East Riding

If you have an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHC Plan) this will stay with you potentially up to the age of 25 as long as you stay in education or training, or until you progress onto higher education if that is your choice.

The process of preparing for adulthood starts when you enter Year 9. At this point, you  will be allocated a named IAG Officer who will be your first point of contact for any questions in relation to your future career and educational plans.

There are certain points during your education that are classed as key decision making points and, at these points, you will be offered an appointment with your IAG Officer so that  you will have the chance to discuss in detail your interests, aspirations and future plans. Your IAG Officer will also explore your options with you and advise on:

  • Education and training providers (mainstream and specialist)
  • Post-16 / post-18 course options
  • Apprenticeships and Traineeships
  • Supported Internships
  • Filling out college and work applications
  • Financial support and transport
  • Signposting to agencies to access additional support

Where required, the IAG Officer can also support you by attending your Annual Review meetings, especially those around your key transition years. These transition meetings are about you, so you are encouraged to attend it if possible. You should also have been given the opportunity to prepare your views before your Annual Review meeting to help make sure your voice is heard.

Information for Parents of Learners with Special Educational Needs

As part of the restructure in January 2018, East Riding Council formed the new 0-25 SEND Team to extend and improve the services available. There are now three full time equivalent SEND Information, Advice and Guidance (IAG) Officers to cover the East Riding area.

The IAG Officers will, where possible, cover schools within each of three areas in the East Riding – East, West or North, alongside schools which are not within the local authority.

From Year 9, young people with an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP) will be seen for Information, Advice and Guidance appointments during key transition points in their education:

  • During Year 11 to discuss post-16 plans and educational provision
  • In their final sixth form year (Y13 in mainstream or Y14 in SEN Specialist provision) to discuss post-18 plans
  • If they are planning to move to a different setting or provider
  • If they are likely to leave education soon

The IAG Officer will then write a report following a careers interview with the young person, which will contribute to their final Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP). The young person will get a copy of this report which is usually shared at their review meeting.

If required, the IAG Officer will attend the Annual Review meeting where possible for young people from year 9 upwards, although this may not always be necessary.

Further general information for parents of children with special educational needs in the East Riding is available from www.eastridinglocaloffer.org.uk

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