Moving on from Charlton Park Academy
In order to prepare our students for life post-school the provision in the sixth form includes independence and life-skills as well as a wide range of accredited courses. During their time in the Sixth Form most students have the opportunity of taster experiences and courses at local college provisions.
Curriculum provision includes work related learning, and some students have work experience. Transition planning is also essential. All of this should give every student the best possible platform for their future life. Many of our students leave Charlton Park Academy and take courses at local colleges, whilst some transfer to more specialist provisions. Support for other options is also available, including application for apprenticeships and employment.
It is all about helping every individual maximise their potential, and to have opportunities and choice for their life after school. To achieve this, the academy works in partnership with other professionals and organisations, including both Prospects and Greenwich Adult Social Care.
The duties of LAs, schools and partners during the transition to EHC Plans.
Career Education, Information and Guidance
Ani Bolina Careers Practitioner (SEND) from the Careers education, information and guidance team are starting to contact families of Year 14 to discuss and plans for next year, if you need advice and guidance on education, employment and training please contact her on 07548 117 038.
There is now a virtual tour on the Nash website www.nashcollege.org.uk – There is a click here button for the virtual tour at the bottom of the home page. The virtual tour will give families/carers an idea of the environment and what to expect when they finally can visit in person.
COVID-19 and visits to London South East Colleges
Guidance relating to COVID-19 is constantly changing and following clarification from the leadership team all coffee mornings will be run virtually until end of the year at which point guidance will be reviewed.
- To book a virtual tour of the Nido Volans Centre: www.lsec.ac.uk/virtual-tours/bromley-virtual-tours
- Application Form: SEND application
Once an application form has been received, parents/carers will be invited into the college with their young person for an initial assessment. Following this procedure will reduce the number of people visiting the college at any one time.
Transition information network
The Transition Information Network (TIN) is an alliance of organisations and individuals who come together with a common aim, which is to improve the experience of disabled young people’s transition to adulthood. TIN is a source of information and good practice standards for disabled young people, families and professionals.
TIN is based at the Council for Disabled Children, the umbrella body for the disabled children’s sector. The Council for Disabled Children is hosted by the National Children’s Bureau. They provide information and resources about transition through their website, publications and events.
To download their latest issue click here or visit the website to sign up as a member – membership is free.
- Benefit Enquiry line for Disability Benefits 0800 882200
- Carer’s Allowance: How to claim.
- Carers UK: Changes to benefits: Your questions answered.
- Cinema card: This is a national card that can be used to verify that the holder is entitled to one free ticket for a person accompanying them to the cinema.
- Disabled Children and Young People’s Register: The Disabled Children and Young People’s Register (DYCPR) is a voluntary and confidential list of names and basic information about children and young people with disabilities, special or additional needs who live in Royal Greenwich. It is held by the Families Information and Outreach Service.
- Disability Living Allowance (DLA): How to claim.
- Disabled persons pass (national scheme): Further information on how to apply for a pass and if you are eligible.
- EDCM: Campaign group for disabled children and young people.
- Greenwich Association of Disabled People: A local disability information and advice service run by and for disabled people.
- Greenwich Get Active: A website with links to local disability friendly sports and activities.
- IPSEA: Independent Parental Special Education Advice.
- KCA: Greenwich Young Persons’ Service.
- Living Autism: The Living Autism team help you find the autism services, autism advice and autism support you need.
- Mind: The mental health charity.
- The MOVE Programme: The Move Programme from Enham Trust, work with a variety of organisations to improve the wellbeing of disabled children, and disabled people with complex needs of any age and ability.
- NAS Greenwich: The National Autistic Society Greenwich Branch
- Olympic Park: Events and activities at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.
- Parent Partnership Service: The Parent Partnership Service can give you impartial and confidential advice about special educational needs.
- Samaritans: The Samaritans offer a safe place for you to talk any time you like, in your own way – about whatever’s getting to you. You don’t have to be suicidal.
- Scope Online Community: Previously Netbuddy
- Special Educational Needs: Douglas Silas Solicitors are a small, niche but nationally acclaimed firm of solicitors specialising exclusively in cases concerning special educational needs.
- SEND: The SEND Gateway is an online portal offering education professionals free, easy access to high quality information, resources and training for meeting the needs of children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND).
- South London Counselling and Support Services: South London Counselling Services (SLCS) is a voluntary, non profit charitable company, established in December 2006, to provide impartial and confidential services in guidance and free therapeutic counselling services for children, young people and adults on means tested basis.
- Taxicard scheme: London Taxicard provides subsidised transport in taxis and private-hire vehicles for people who have serious mobility or visual impairment.
- Try b4u Fly: QEF Mobility Services is now offering air travel seating support assessments for people with disabilities.
- VASD: Wheelchair accessible self-catering holidays on the Sussex Coast.
- Young Epilepsy: Charity supporting the under 25’s with epilepsy.
* Please remember to always mention that you are a carer on days out, as the carer generally doesn’t have to pay.