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Parents and Carers at Charlton Park Academy
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.
We have recently received fantastic news that Charlton Park Academy has been awarded the Leading Parent Partnership Award.
The LPPA allows us to have a framework which enables us to deliver effective parental engagement in our school. This award showcases the work we do as well as help us to work more closely and more effectively with our parents/carers.
Parent/Carer Information and Events
Online Groups and Workshops
Greenwich Parent Voice
Greenwich Parent Voice has chosen to stop being the official ‘parent forum’ for the borough of Greenwich.
After nearly ten years of running the group as volunteers, Jo and Viv are moving on to other pursuits.
- Read the full statement here: Greenwich Parent Voice – Farewell
Helping Children to Think Critically
about Fake News and Prejudice
A course to increase your understanding of the challenges young people face with social media and false information, and to equip you with the confidence, skills and knowledge to effectively discuss misinformation and prejudice with children.
Free e-learning course for parents/carers:
ENROLL FOR FREE: elearning.equaliteach.co.uk
(Greenwich Residents only)
Craft Course for Adults
Knitting for beginners | Every Tuesday morning from 10am-12noon | until 24 November
Link: City Lit Craft – Knitting
(Greenwich Residents only)
Preparing for a Level 1 qualification | Every Thursday morning from 10am-12noon | 19 November – 10 December
Link: City Lit Preparing for Level 1
Come and meet with other parents who have a child/young person with SEND 0-25 to share ideas on how we, as a forum, could develop our role to provide you with more information and improve our feedback to you, Health Services and the Council.
- Parent Participation Meeting | 3 November from 10.30am -12.30pm | Register HERE
- Forum Meeting Dates 2020-21
- Forum Meeting Dates Evening 2020-21 | 7 – 8.30pm
For further information please contact Carol Foyle | Parent Participation SEND | tel. 07852 101 492. | email. email@example.com
Contact for families with disabled children
Text © Contact for families with disabled children
Our free parent workshops are now virtual – book your place today!
Our series of virtual workshops give parents the chance to share their experiences and learn from other parents too as part of a small group. They cover some of the topics you told us you are most concerned about including:
Money Matters: An overview of key benefits you might be entitled to like Disability Living Allowance and Carers Allowance, grants that are available and dispelling some of the myths around benefits.
Managing your child’s sleep: To help you gain a better understanding of the sleep processes, why sleep problems may occur and possible causes and solutions.
Encouraging Positive Behaviour: Helping you understand more about why children with additional needs behave the way they do alongside strategies for handling difficult situations in a calm, stress-free manner.
Wellbeing for you as a parent carer: To understand what stress is and how it affects you and identify new ways of coping with stress and reducing stress levels.
Booking details here:
COVID-19: guidance on supporting children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing
Text © GOV.UK
Below is a link with translated documents in Arabic, Bengali, Chinese CN, Chinese HK, French, Gujarati, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi and Urdu providing advice for parents and carers on looking after the mental health and wellbeing of children or young people during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
Housing Strategy 2017 – 2022:
Please click on the Mindfulness image below to view the powerpoint presentation
Archive Powerpoints from Parent/Carer Talks
- Personal Independence Payment (PIP)
- Emotional Wellbeing – Parent-session.pptx
- IPSEA: The Educational Rights of Young People aged 16-25 years old
- Housing Presentation from 10 March 2017 – Housing Options After College
- Sleep Workshop – presentation by Dr Dominique Newsome,
Specialist Clinical Psychologist
- Challenging Behaviour and Mental Health – Dr Dominique Newsome
Text © IPSEA website, January 2019
What to do if the LA takes away your EHC plan
When a local authority (“LA”) decides to take away, or end, an education, health and care (“EHC”) plan, this is called ‘ceasing to maintain’ the EHC plan. This means that the EHC plan will come to an end and the LA will no longer have the legal duty to ensure that the educational provision specified in the EHC plan is received by the child or young person.
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 Support Group | 2018-19
Parent/Carer Support Group | 2017-18