Virtual meetings are where you’re meeting with other people online, using a computer or phone, rather than meeting face to face. It’s a great way to connect with others and communicate.
Before you get to the meeting, it’s a good idea to work out what you want from it. Make a list of things to discuss or use the DiAS meeting form to get your thoughts down on paper. Be realistic about what one meeting can achieve – you may need to focus on small steps or prioritise one or two things.
You can also:
- Read any reports and relevant documents, such as the school plan or your child’s Education Health and Care (EHC) plan.
- Ask your child or young person what their views are and record them in some way – there are resources on the DiAS website to help.
- Think about where you’re going to sit and what device you’ll use. You’ll need to use a device that you’re comfortable with. You’ll need access to the email with the meeting joining details on it.
- If you’re using your phone for the meeting, it’s a good idea to make sure your battery is charged!
We also have more information about
- getting the most out of meetings
- your role and your child’s part in meetings
- meeting top tips and questions to ask
- different kinds of SEND meetings
- day to day working with the people who support your child
These are our top tips to help you get the most from this kind of meeting. You can download a copy of the information – top tips for a virtual SEND meeting (PDF 307KB)