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Who do we train?

We train parents, carers, volunteers and professionals.

Who does the training?

Our trainer is Mrs Eirwen Grenfell-Essam. She has been a qualified teacher for 34 years. She has 12 years experience as a SENCO in a school with high levels of SEN. She is the lead advocate for Network 81 and regularly supports parents/carers at SENDIST / Exclusion tribunals. Perhaps as important is that she is a parent of two daughters (now adults) with SEN.
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What do the courses cover?

Network 81 currently offers a range of courses. For more information you can visit our training website.
Courses can covers a range of individual modules which include:
  • Education Law including the SEN and Disability Act 2001
  • The SEN Code of Practice 2001
  • School procedures and governors responsibilities
  • Statutory Assessment and Statementing process
  • Annual Reviews
  • Disability Discrimination Act 1995 and 2005
  • SEN and Disability Tribunal (SENDIST)
  • Practical Case Studies
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How do I book a place on a course?

Contact the Network 81 office on: 0845 077 4055 or e-mail us at:
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How will this benefit me?

The courses aim to give individuals a solid understanding of the laws covering how SEN is dealt with within the education system. Therefore individuals get a better concept of how they can help children gain the most from the system. With this training individuals should also be able to advise others on how to get the best out of the system for their child. We expect that some individuals will go on to support parents who have disputes with a school and if necessary advise and advocate for parents at SENDIST. This may be done as Befrienders for Network 81.

We are currently investigating Open College Networks accreditation. All our courses will carry credits which can be exchanged for Certificates and Diplomas.
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Comments from previous participants

"Wonderful, learnt more than expected. Want to learn more."
"Excellent course. Probably the most useful short course I've ever attended."
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Updated 23/12/2013