SEND Surgeries coming up in 2023 and 2024

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If you are a parent carer of a child or young person with special educational needs and disabilities, we know that it can be difficult finding your way through the system and getting clear information and answers to questions.

To support families, the Southend Council SEND Team hold monthly SEND Surgery events in locations across Southend. The events provide families with an informal opportunity to drop in, ask questions and receive help about a range of areas including:

  • what to do if you feel your child of young person may have a special educational need or disability
  • the support available for children and young people in education settings through the graduated offer, and what to do if you are worried your child is not making progress
  • how to support and prepare your child for adulthood or transitions
  • advice if you are considering requesting an Education, Health and Care Needs Assessment for your child or young person
  • Education, Health and Care Plans and using the EHC Hub
  • home to school or college transport
  • services available in the local area to support you and your child or young person
  • the SEND Local Offer website

Surgeries run between 9:00am and 11:00am. There is no need to book, just come along.

Future surgery dates and venues:

  • Tuesday 17 October 2023. Prince Avenue Academy and Nursery, Hornby Avenue, Westcliff-on-Sea, SS0 0LG.
  • Tuesday 21 November 2023. Greenways Primary School, Greenways, Southend-on-Sea, SS1 3BS. Free on-road parking is available on Lifstan Way. Southchurch Park East car park (pay and display) is also on Lifstan Way.
  • Thursday 07 December 2023. Thorpedene primary school, Delaware Road, Shoeburyness, SS3 9NP.

Dates for 2024:

  • Tuesday 16 January 2024. Eastwood primary school and Nursery. Rayleigh Road, Leigh-on-Sea, SS9 5UT.
  • Tuesday 06 February 2024. Hinguar Primary School. New Garrison Road, Shoeburyness, SS3 9FE.
  • Tuesday 19 March 2024. Shoeburyness High School, Caulfield Road, Shoeburyness, SS3 9LL.
  • Tuesday 23 April 2024. Bournemouth Park Academy. Bournemouth Park Road, Southend-on-Sea, SS2 5JN.
  • Tuesday 21 May 2024. Venue to be confirmed.
  • Tuesday 18 June 2024. Blenheim Primary School. School Way, Leigh-on-Sea, SS9 4HX.
  • Tuesday 16 July 2024. Venue to be confirmed.

If you are unable to come to a surgery, but need help with anything related to SEND, contact us at or 01702 212328.