Parent Matters on Thursday 30th June 10-11am via Teams

Parent matters with Niall Fallon and Sara Johnson

Come along to discuss school matters with Senior Vice principal Niall Fallon and Sara Johnson, parent liaison support

We look at what is working well and what would you like to see improve in relating to your child/young person attending Charlton Park Academy- how can we help you.

If you would like to join via teams, please contact Sara Johnson on sjohnson@charltonparkacademy.co.uk or 020 8249 6844.

Greenwich Citizens Advice Service Contact Times

Click below to see the full table of Greenwich Citizens Advice Service contact times from April 2022.

Client Service Schedule From 1st April 2022

Mayor of London’s Cost of Living Hub

The Mayor of London has launched a new Cost of Living Hub for Londoners facing financial hardship, as a result of spiralling inflation, increases in National Insurance and Council Tax, and the lifting of the energy price cap. The hub helps Londoners access information, support and advice about claiming benefits, dealing with debt, financial management and mental health support.

To explore the hub, please visit https://www.london.gov.uk/cost-living-hub.

The content on the hub will be developed and updated as we bring online further help and advice in the coming months. If you have feedback or suggestions on the hub, please contact Lizzie.Mahoney@london.gov.uk.

Summer 2022

Do you care for someone aged 12-17?

 

If so, they’re now able to receive their FREE COVID-19 vaccine in south east London.

For new adventures and not missing out, getting the COVID-19 vaccine means young people can return to their ‘old normal’ as quickly as possible. Whatever the reason, encourage children and young people around you to get their vaccine. #DontMissYourVaccine

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#DontMissYourVaccine

Family Support

For more information and advice visit our family support area:
www.charltonparkacademy.com/family-support

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Spring 2022

Parent/Carer Survey

Please take a moment to fill out this survey, thank you:
LINK: CPA Parent/Carer Survey | Feb 2022

City Lit | Parenting Skills Course

Free Family Learning courses for Greenwich residents
Parenting Skills: Developing strategies and understanding roles. This course will take place on-line/ on Zoom.

Dates: Wednesday 2 March—30 March 6.30 –8.30pm
Full details here: CityLitParenting Skills Online Course | March 2022

For more information or to book a place please text or email
Helen: 07818 896 575
Email: Helen.Sprogis@citylit.ac.uk

GPCPF Meetings

Please join GPCPF and hear about some of the changes in health and to learn more about the code practice and its legal requirements on the special educational needs and disability (SEND) system for children and young people aged 0 to 25.

Carers’ Social Group

Do you care for an adult family member who has learning disabilities?

If yes, join the carers’ social group every Thursday at Sherard Road Day Centre from 10.30am to 12.30pm

Please contact Leanna to let her know if you would like to attend:
Email: Leanna.Louisy@royalgreenwich.gov.uk(opens in new tab)
Telephone: 020 8921 2091 or 0208 294 8297
Mobile: 07856 336 60

Invitation: Group Tea Party (opens in new tab)
March 17 | 10.30am-12.30pm
Sherard Road Day Centre, 71 Sherard Road Day Centre, SE9 6ER
RSPV to attend carerssocialgreenwich@gmail.co(opens in new tab)m

FLAG Meeting
(Families Living with Autism in Greenwich)

 

Next meeting:

Date: Friday 11 February from 11am until 1pm
Venue: Room 4 in Memorial Hospital, Shooters Hill Road, in the main hospital building, not Highpoint House.

There should be plenty of free parking in the on-site car park or there is also parking on Shooters Hill Road.

Please note: Hand sanitiser will be available in the meeting room and face masks must still be worn.

Please let me know if you would like to come – this is just to ensure that we don’t go over the numbers allowed for the room we have booked.

Future dates:

  • Friday 22 April 11am – 1pm
  • Monday 23 May 12 – 2pm
  • Tuesday 14 June 12 – 2pm
  • Friday 15 July 12 – 2pm
  • No meeting in August
  • Friday 23 September 10am – 12pm
  • Monday 17 October 10am – 12pm
  • Monday 14 November 11am – 1pm
  • Wednesday 7 December 12 – 2pm

 

There will be tea/coffee and cake.  Bring your own cup if you have one – although polystyrene cups will be available!

CPA Events

For all meeting: Please join us via Teams and RSVP Sara if you wish to attend any of the meetings: 
Email: sjohnson@charltonparkacademy.co.uk

Short Breaks 
Tuesday 8  March | 10-11am

Information and resources for families caring for a child with SEN needs.

Short break service refers to services that help parents/carers to provide care more effectively for their child/young person by providing them with regular breaks. This i so they can meet the needs of other children in the family and to take part in leisure activities. Please come along to find out more about the providers and activities- these can be offered weekends and during the school holidays.


Core Words
Thursday 24 March | 10-11am

Led byTina Voizey, CENMAC Complex Needs Consultant

Find out about the new project at CPA to support beginning and struggling communicators. School wide we are focusing on using a small set of powerful words, symbols and signs called core words.


Parent Matters
Thursday 17 March | 10-11am

With Senior vice principle Niall Fallon and Family support liaison Sara Johnson

Please come along to discuss your views about Charlton Park Academy- what is working well and what we can improve on. We pride ourselves on listening to parents and carers as this enhances parent/school partnership working. Parental engagement is powerful in raising achievement in schools and supports giving parents a voice on school matters.

Charlton Chit Chat

Every Wednesday during term-time, parents/carers meet to chat, share ideas and information and discuss fundraising ideas.

Date: Every Wednesday (during term-time)
Time: 10am-12noon
Venue: Trinity Community Centre, 265 Burrage Road SE18 7JW

All parent/carers welcomed, and if you wish to attend please contact Sara Johnson or if you wish to join the Whatsapp Group.

Local Offer Newsletter

Information for parents/carers and young people in Greenwich
Local Offer Newsletter – Issue 3 | November 2021

Kooth webinars for parents/carers

Kooth run regular information sessions aimed at parents/carers.
For more details and to register, please click here(opens in new tab).

Please do share this with any parents/carers you feel may be interested.

If parents/carers have any questions about Kooth they can email us at the following address:
parentsandcarers@kooth.com

FREE Cookery Clubs for Greenwich Residents

 

Eat well for less, meet new people, learn fresh skills!

Good Food Greenwich: We’re running FREE 5-week face to face cooking sessions showing you how to make small changes that can make a big difference to your health and your pocket!

Who can attend?

Anybody who lives or works in Greenwich can attend clubs that are open to the general public. For information on venues and times, these clubs run contact 0800 470 4831. There is no charge to participants.

TAS – FREE Course

 

TAS has funded places for young people with SEND age 12 – 25 to attend free 2 hour course running for six weeks.

Course details include:

  • Digital skills
  • Preparing for work life
  • Combined basic skills
  • Cooking
  • and exercise

Further details call: 020 83651 4863 | info@thetascentre.co.uk

Teviot Rangers Frame Football Club

 

Teviot Rangers football club will be running new frame football sessions in Plumstead. The sessions will be once a month on a Saturday, details are on the flyer HERE.

To register please follow this link: https://bit.ly/TeviotFrameFootball

Greenwich Parent Carer Participation Forum

 

© Carol Foyle, GPCPF

For all enquires  and request please send to our admin email: admin@greenwichpcpf.org  and we will pass on your emails.

Sahill Dodhia is our administrator working 7 hours a week, along with myself  working p/t  to support the forum’s development  and provide support and information to the advisory group by undertaking  project work and tasks as required.

If you want to make contact directly to the Chair:
Simon.Wilson@greenwichpcpf.org
Forum mobile number 07518439217
Simon will hold the forum mobile and can be contacted on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 9am -12noon every day .

Please note that the Forum’s Advisory Group are all parent volunteers. Please can we ask that all requests to attend meetings etc  are between the hours of 10-2pm due to their caring responsibilities.

Parent Participation SEND
Greenwich Parent Carer Participation Forum (GPCPF)
07852101492 (TEMP)

Link: Website

What is Autism?

Autism is a lifelong developmental disability which affects how people communicate and interact with the world. One in 100 people are on the autism spectrum and there are around 700,000 autistic adults and children in the UK.

Turning 16: Universal credit and SEN students

Presentation slides from Andy Campbell (Welfare Rights, Royal Borough of Greenwich). The slides contain links, information and contact details. Click on the image below to download or click HERE:

Special Needs Jungle

Ombudsman responds to our #ProvisionDenied report with news of a COVID team.

ARTICLE:  www.specialneedsjungle.com/ombudsman-responds-provisiondenied-report-covid-team

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ParentMail connects schools and parents, so click on the logo to sign up and receive CPA texts.

© Parentview
The questions asked on Ofsted Parent View were changed on 02 September 2019 to support the introduction of the education inspection framework. You can read more about these changes.

Give your views: PARENT VIEW

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Microsoft Teams

Download the Microsoft Teams App to join annual reviews, home learning, meetings and workshops.

Download Teams Microsoft Instructions.pdf

Brighter Futures Project

Brighter Futures are launching activity boxes that have been designed for young people and adults with learning disabilities.

The idea being the box will help to keep people connected during these unprecedented times and beyond.  It’s free at the moment because the activities have been sponsored by Mind.

Registration details can be found on our publicity – link below:

Brighter Future Marketing
Brighter Future Press Release

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Royal Borough of Greenwich

We’re seeking community spirited people to join a team of champions in helping to share key information and advice about coronavirus.

Become a Community Champion

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LPPA

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

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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.

Contact for families with disabled children

Text © Contact for families with disabled children

 

Website: contact.org.uk/help-for-families

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:
contact.org.uk/about-us/family-workshops

Greenwich Mencap

Parents/Carers Support Group
Every Thursday 10am -11am via Zoom
Meeting ID: 884 92479506

Come and join us for a virtual chat!
Parents and carers all welcome.
Link: Greenlights Parents Support Group.pdf

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.


www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-guidance-on-supporting-children-and-young-peoples-mental-health-and-wellbeing


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

Parent/Carer Information

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Cover of housing for SEN adult report

Housing Strategy 2017 –  2022:
LINK: www.glh.org.uk

Please click on the Mindfulness image below to view the powerpoint presentation

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Cover of Booklet Secret Life of Us
Cover of document Noddy Guide
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CAMHS – Understanding Anxiety and helping your child manage emotions

CAMHS – Assertive Parenting Workshop 
– Powerpoint presentations week 1- 4

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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.

Read more …

UPDATE:  Home to school Travel Assistance Policy consultation March 2019   
– response from Royal Greenwich

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.

www.royalgreenwich.gov.uk

Mayor of London’s Cost of Living Hub

The Mayor of London has launched a new Cost of Living Hub for Londoners facing financial hardship, as a result of spiralling inflation, increases in National Insurance and Council Tax, and the lifting of the energy price cap. The hub helps Londoners access information, support and advice about claiming benefits, dealing with debt, financial management and mental health support.

To explore the hub, please visit https://www.london.gov.uk/cost-living-hub.

The content on the hub will be developed and updated as we bring online further help and advice in the coming months. If you have feedback or suggestions on the hub, please contact Lizzie.Mahoney@london.gov.uk.