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
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
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 Events||Event Title||Time|
|Autumn Term 2018|
|October 2018 Half-term|
|Monday 29 October||City Lit: Make Do and Sell||10am-12 noon|
|Monday 5 November||First Aid: This session covers the management of moderate and severe choking.||10am-12 noon|
|Friday 9 November||City Lit: Make Do and Sell||10am-12 noon|
|Monday 12 November||City Lit: Make Do and Sell||10am-12 noon|
|Monday 19 November||City Lit: Make Do and Sell||10am-12 noon|
|Friday 23 November||Greenwich Parent Voice: Join us as we chat and craft - drop-in session. Plus, The Buddies Scheme with Vibrance.||10am-12 noon|
|Monday 26 November||City Lit: Make Do and Sell||10am-12 noon|
|Thursday 29 November||Sensory Diet in the home - led by Denise Yusuf||10.30am - 12 noon|
|Monday 3 December||City Lit: Make Do and Sell||10am-12 noon|
|Saturday 1 December||CHRISTMAS FAIR||10am - 2pm|
|Friday 7 December||Greenwich Parent Voice: Join us as we chat and craft - drop-in session.||10am-12 noon|
|Monday 10 December||First Aid (Part 2): Asthma and Anaphylaxis - led by Bruce Jenner||10am-12 noon|
|Thursday 13 December||Assistive Technology (AT) for all||10am-12 noon|
|Spring Term 2019|
|Thursday 24 January 2019||Cerebra: Accessing public services workshop for parents/carers.||10am-2pm|
|Thursday 7 February 2019||Online Safety||10am-12 noon|
|Thursday 28 February 2019||Benefits and Welfare for Parents||10am-12 noon|
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: email@example.com
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Members of GPV get a 10% discount on Better Health and Fitness and Better Health and Fitness UK memberships.
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 email@example.com
or call 0300 003 7007
Parents/Carers Events and Talks – PowerPoints
- 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
Parent/Carer Support Group | 2018-19
Parent/Carer Support Group | 2017-18