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

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

Microsoft Teams

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

Download Teams Microsoft Instructions.pdf

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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

Online Groups and Workshops

Summer 2021


Parent/Carer Group
There will be a parent/carer group chit-chat sessions on Wednesdays online,
until we can attend Trinity, from 10am-12noon via Teams.


June Activities

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.tripp@lpo.org.uk

 


 

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

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.

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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:

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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

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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.

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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

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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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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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CAMHS – Understanding Anxiety and helping your child manage emotions

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

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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

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Parent/Carer Support Group | 2017-18