Wednesday, 10 June 2009

I had lunch today with colleagues from the Early Years Support Team (EYST)...

"I hope that my achievements in life shall be these -- that I will have fought for what was right and fair, that I will have risked for that which mattered, and that I will have given help to those who were in need that I will have left the earth a better place for what I've done and who I've been."

In case you didn't know, the EYST aims to promote the inclusion and raise achievement of young children (0-5 years) with special educational needs in their homes and early years settings. The portage home visiting service offers training and family support groups alongside regular home visits as part of an early intervention package for parents and carers. The area co-ordinators offer specialist support to special educational needs co-ordinators (SENCOs) and practitioners in a range of maintained and non-maintained early years settings targeting the level of support to the child, family and settings. Targeted, short-term practical support may also be provided by the inclusion support workers in the team.

It was great to have lunch with these colleagues who are making such a difference for some of our most special children and their families.

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