After receiving an initial enquiry I will ask you to sign and return a copy of my terms and conditions, then arrange a free 20-minute telephone consultation. Depending on what stage you are at, this may cover all you need to know in order to make progress, for example by consulting a solicitor or obtaining diagnostic assessments.
If we decide that my school search service would be helpful, I will send a letter of engagement outlining the support I can offer your family. I will ask you to send me all relevant paperwork including a current EHCP (or equivalent), and any diagnostic assessments and school reports which are recent and relevant. These are treated in strictest confidence, in line with Data Protection principles.
Having considered all the information you have shared with me, I will then compile a shortlist of schools or colleges with children / young people of similar profiles, taking into account:
- the primary need and any additional input your child is likely to require
- their age and peer group
- their strengths and interests
- your preferences regarding the type of provision
- your home location.