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Online Groups and Workshops
There will be a parent/carer group chit-chat sessions on Wednesdays online,
until we can attend Trinity, from 10am-12noon via Teams.
London Philharmonic Orchestra – Open Ensemble
Open Sound Ensemble(opens in new tab) is a free inclusive music-making group for young people with special educational needs and disabilities and their parents / carers. The LPO are offering free small group music-making sessions on Zoom on Wednesday 2 and Friday 4 June at either 10.30 – 11.15am or 11.30am – 12.15pm on both days.
The sessions are specifically for those who haven’t taken part in Open Sound Ensemble before. They will include playing music together and individually, meeting a musician from the London Philharmonic Orchestra, and having fun. You don’t need to have any musical experience to take part, but if you play an instrument already you can bring it along with you if you’d like to.
Each of the two sessions will be different, so if you apply, it means you’d like to take part in both dates (not either / or).
If you would like to take part in these sessions, fill out the sign-up form herehttps://lporchestra.wufoo.com/forms/zne8ilo1w7pczk/ opens in new tab.
The deadline to apply is Wednesday 19 May. The LPO will follow up with phone calls with everyone who applies, to explain more about what is involved, and to find out more about your young person. If you have any questions or would like to find out more before you apply, please feel free to contact Hannah.email@example.com
Volunteering: Opportunities to volunteer in your community and support events running in the borough.
- Would you like to volunteer in the community or schools?
- Or support ESOL conversation clubs and in ESOL classes?
- Or use your digital skills to help other people?
These courses are suitable for those who are already volunteering and are interested in taking on new roles or for people totally new at volunteering.
Full details here: Greenwich Volunteering Flyer.pdf
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.
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:
NNPCF London Region: Lockdown 2021 SEND Provision Survey for Families living in The Royal Borough of Greenwich:
We would be really grateful if you could take some time to complete this survey so that we can better understand how you are coping during such unprecedented and difficult times.
Survey Link: www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/JXMZH33
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.
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
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
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.
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
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