Tuesday, 15 June 2010

This morning I was invited to the Leeds Special Educational Needs Market Place Event at the Civic Hall...

I was invited by my colleague Angela Bernard-Ferguson who works for our brilliant Parent Partnesrhip Service. The event was funded by Children Leeds Aiming Higher for Disabled Children and was co-ordinated by the Parent Partnership Service. It was a brilliant celebration of our work and the teams who work so hard to make a real difference for some of our most special children and their parents and carers.

This was the fourth of these wonderful events I have attended building on the work of the North West SILC Parents Forum in 2007. It was deeply encouraging that we had four times as many parents and carers booked into the event during the day and that the scale and scope of the partnerships on display and the involvement of the statutory, charitable, third sector and voluntary providers had grown and developed since last year.

I was also asked to introduce the choir from the South SILC who sang to us all and were simply brilliant! These events reflect and underline colleagues passion, commitment, energy, enthusiasm and hard work for our special children and their parents and carers. Thanks to Angela and everyone involved for making it such a special and memorable day.

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