A SERIES of events are planned for parents and carers of children to talk to experts as well as finding out how the education system works and choices available.

Organised by the Parent Partnership Service, the local one will be on February 7 at Ellesmere Port Civic Hall, between 9.20am and 6.30pm

Through a series of presentations and workshops, parents will have the opportunity to listen to and meet a wide variety of experts who work in the field of special educational needs.

Stalls will be set up from various charities and organisations such as The National Autistic Society, Dyspraxia Foundation, Connexions and Healthy Schools.

The Parent Partnership Service is staging events for parents and carers of all children in Year 5 in school who will be transferring to high school in September 2009.

The aim of the day is to help parents plan for their child’s change of school and provide them with information such as considerations they may want to take into account when searching for a new school.

This may include Cheshire County Council’s transport policies, how schools prepare children for the transfer and how parents can help their child to make the transition easier.

Some parents may also be concerned about potential problems and will be interested in how to manage these and find out what services are on offer at high schools and what experts they may encounter.

There will also be a variety of information stands available.

Places are free at these events and the Parent Partnership may be able to help with transport.

If you are interested, book your place online at www.cheshire.gov.uk/parentpartnership, send an email to parent or parentpartnership@cheshire.gov.uk, or ring 01829 742997.

Lead member for children’s services County Councillor David Rowlands said: “These meetings are designed to give important information to parents and carers of children and they will be able to select and take away information they might find helpful.

“The special event for high school pupils is taking place at three different venues across Cheshire to enable as many people as possible to attend.”