Transition is an important part of education for every student at Charlton Park Academy. To help facilitate the experience, events are put on throughout the year for parents/carers and students to come along and chat to the community teams involved with our students’ post-16 transition and get some great advice.

Post-16 Transition Event

On Thursday 9 March we held a post-16 transition event at our Trinity Site on Burrage Road Plumstead.

Transition events are a great opportunity for parents/carers and students to come along and chat to the community teams involved with our students’ post-16 transition and get some great advice.

There was a very positive atmosphere in the hall with Trinity students Josh, Charlie and Elvinas welcoming visitors in the reception area.

Trinity students Josh, Charlie and Elvinas manning the reception area

Finding out about colleges

Trinity student Dawson and his Mum Victoria were among the parents and students who came along to chat to the colleges about the courses they had available.

Dawson is interested in going to Orchard Hill or Livability Nash. He wants to study film and TV and particularly enjoys animation such as Wallace and Gromit.

Trinity College student at the CPA open day with his Mum

Livabililty Nash College

Livability Nash College is an independent specialist further education college for disabled people aged 19-25. Based in Hayes, Bromley, the college caters for a range of Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) including physical, communication and sensory disabilities, medical conditions or autism, in addition to learning disabilities, from severe to profound.

Spring Extravaganza and Open Day

Date: Wednesday 3 May 2023
Time: 10am to 2pm
Address: Nash College, Croydon Road, Bromley, BR2 7AG

To find out all about Livability Nash College you can attend their Spring Extravaganza and Open Day. It’s a chance to find out more about Livability Nash College and their curriculum offer, meet  the staff and students and see the college site.

Find out more about Livability Nash College:

London South East College

London South East College provides outstanding education and training for young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) across the boroughs of Bromley, Bexley and Greenwich.

They offer some great courses including:

Introduction to Work / Entry Level Award /Certificate Full Time 

The course is designed for young people with SEND who wish to develop the necessary skills for independence and for future employment. Find out more.

Person Progression Pathway Programmes 

Personal Progression Pathways are individual learning programmes created to support the students’ needs and aspirations as they prepare for adult life. Find out more.

Community Health Professionals

The transition event was also attended by community health professionals like Daniella who is currently studying to be a Speech and Language Therapist at Greenwich University Medway.

She is currently undertaking her university placement at the Woolwich Centre.

Below is more information about the community teams involved with the event. They are happy to help you so visit their websites if you would like more information about any of these support services.

Speech and Language Therapy Student Daniella at transition event

Oxleas NHS

Oxleas offer a range of NHS healthcare services to people living in South East London including community health including care for people with learning disabilities, speech and language therapy, physiotherapy, mental health and more.

Find out more about their services:

Oxleas NHS Team at transition event

Index Day Opportunities 

At Index Day Opportunities, adults of all ages, with disabilities are supported to participate in a variety of fun and engaging activities (such as visiting parks, zoos, farms, trampoline parks and more) designed to enrich lives, provide creative outlets, whilst also developing life skills and developing self-confidence. They are based in Pugin Place in St Peter’s church in Woolwich and Charlton Assembly rooms in Charlton Village.

Find out more:

The team from Index Day Opportunities

Greenwich Short Breaks

You may be able to get overnight short breaks if you have children who have complex health needs which may require care overnight or severe and profound disabilities.

They can also provide advice about activities available during the school holidays.

Find out more:

The Team from Greenwich Short Breaks at the transition event

Brighter Futures Skills Hub

Based in Woolwich Brighter Futures Skills Hub assist adults with learning disabilities lead an independent and fulfilling life. It helps them to maintain a healthy lifestyle, and promotes and enhances effective personal support networks.

They are committed to helping individuals live safely and independently and be socially included within their local communities. They have some great activities to get involved with including cooking, arts & crafts, painting, gym sessions, yoga, disco evenings, music therapy sessions and more.

Find out more:

Trinity People

Trinity People is a SEND Day service, providing tailored activities for adult aged 19 to 30 years old. They aim to prepare adults with SEND for life by developing their communication skills and their knowledge and understanding of how to live their lives to their full potential.

They offer a range of activities including art therapy, arts and craft, music, cooking, independent living skills and lots more.

To find out more about Trinity People email:

Steve Richardson, Service Provider:
Stacey Bloomfield, Manager: