Parent/Carer Support Group

Parent View - Give Ofsted your view on your child's school

At Charlton Park Academy our support group aims to encourage and support a positive home and school relationship. Therefore, parents/carers’ feedback on what they require from this group is important to us. We hold regular talks, advice workshops, art and craft courses plus informal sessions. This has been beneficial and successful in building friendships and encouraging communication between home and school.


The next parents/carers events coming up: 

City Lit: Make Do and Sell

Monday 19 November, 10-12 noon
Using learnt and new skills you will budget*, plan, make, price, and display seasonal craft items which will be sold to raise money for the school. This will be reimbursed after the sale. There will also be an opportunity to sell the items at the Woolwich Winter Warmer event.

*You will be asked to make a contribution to provide/purchase 

Greenwich Parent Voice
plus The Buddies Scheme
and the Royal Borough of Greenwich’s
SEND Strategy




Friday 23 November, 10am- 12 noon

An informal creative drop-in session for parents/carers and joining Greenwich Parent Voice at this session will be Vibrance:
Vibrance is excited to be working in partnership with Royal Borough of Greenwich to launch the new PA matching service “The Buddies Scheme”  early in 2019. Our Team will be at the Coffee Morning to give an overview of the service and would love to hear your ideas and priorities for the project.

Plus Royal Borough of Greenwich need feedback on the SEND Strategy:

The RBG Special Educational Needs & Disability (SEND) Strategy outlines the values, principles and key priorities that will guide the Royal Borough of Greenwich and partners in its decision-making process over the next three years in supporting children and young people from 0-25 with special educational needs and/or disabilities and their carers. 

To ensure we have got it right, we would like to hear your views on the key priorities outlined within the strategy. Your feedback will help us to ensure that our priorities are responsive to the needs of children and young people with a SEND and their families within RBG.
Please come out and tell us what you think.

In the regular drop-ins:
‘You can chat, share information and advice and have a much needed laugh! We listen to what’s on your mind and take note of your areas of concern. These could be anything from education, housing, finances to worries about the future or not getting enough of a break. At  our coffee mornings we’ve seen parents share their stories perhaps for the first time, and find real support and understanding from other carers who know exactly what it’s like.’
Text © Greenwich Parent Voice

Symbol © Widgit

Parent/Carer Information

Home to school travel assistance
The Royal Borough of Greenwich provides home to school travel assistance to school-aged children and young people who live in the borough. Post 16 students from low income families can also apply for financial support for travel to and from their place of education.

Parent/Carer EventsEvent TitleTime
Autumn Term 2018
October 2018 Half-term
Monday 29 OctoberCity Lit: Make Do and Sell10am-12 noon
Monday 5 NovemberFirst Aid: This session covers the management of moderate and severe choking.10am-12 noon
Friday 9 NovemberCity Lit: Make Do and Sell10am-12 noon
Monday 12 NovemberCity Lit: Make Do and Sell10am-12 noon
Monday 19 NovemberCity Lit: Make Do and Sell10am-12 noon
Friday 23 NovemberGreenwich Parent Voice: Join us as we chat and craft - drop-in session. Plus, The Buddies Scheme with Vibrance.10am-12 noon
Monday 26 NovemberCity Lit: Make Do and Sell10am-12 noon
Thursday 29 NovemberSensory Diet in the home - led by Denise Yusuf10.30am - 12 noon
Monday 3 DecemberCity Lit: Make Do and Sell10am-12 noon
Saturday 1 DecemberCHRISTMAS FAIR10am - 2pm
Friday 7 DecemberGreenwich Parent Voice: Join us as we chat and craft - drop-in session.10am-12 noon
Monday 10 DecemberFirst Aid (Part 2): Asthma and Anaphylaxis - led by Bruce Jenner10am-12 noon
Thursday 13 DecemberAssistive Technology (AT) for all10am-12 noon
Spring Term 2019
Thursday 24 January 2019Cerebra: Accessing public services workshop for parents/carers.10am-2pm
Thursday 7 February 2019Online Safety10am-12 noon
Thursday 28 February 2019Benefits and Welfare for Parents10am-12 noon

Parent/Carer Groups


Charlton Chit Chat

Charlton Chit-Chat is a parent/carer’s chance to get together and a chance for you to get together socially on a monthly basis. Come along and meet, chat and support other parents/carers.

For more details contact:
Sara Johnson:

Greenwich Parent Voice

Visit Santa Claus! A free event for children with special needs and their families 8 December from 1-4pm at Charlton House Charlton Road SE7 8RE Come and visit Santa Claus in his magical Grotto Meet his jolly elves and take home a special Christmas gift

Visit Santa Claus leaflet


We are an independent group of parents in Greenwich. All of us have a child with special educational needs or a disability. We are committed to giving a voice to all carers of disabled children in government.

  • Are you currently a member of Better, with gym or leisure centre membership in Greenwich?

If you pay a monthly membership fee you could get 10% off just by being a GPV member. All you need to do is email Viv and Jo at and once we have ten names we can activate a corporate discount for all our members on their Better monthly fees. This offer was previously only open to new members, so this is a big opportunity to save money every month.

The details:
Members of GPV get a 10% discount on Better Health and Fitness and Better Health and Fitness UK memberships.


Housing Options

A while ago Charlton Park Academy ran a group to discuss housing options in RBG to look at housing options for people with disabilities – how families are affected.

Golden Lane housing are now looking at organising a Focus Group – which Sara, our Family Support Worker/Counsellor, will be helping to facilitate at Charlton Park Academy. Carers are needed to join the focus group and share their views

Please contact
or call 0300 003 7007

Housing Option Focus Group Information

Parent/Carer Support Group | 2018-19

Parent/Carer Support Group | 2017-18

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