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.
CPA College and Aspiration Fair 19/10/23
Date: Thursday 19th October 2023
Time: 10am to 12pm
Venue: Trinity Church Community Centre
Address: 265 Burrage Road, London SE18 7JW
On Thursday 19th October CPA is organising a College and Aspiration fair, with the aim of informing and preparing students and families for this sometimes challenging transition.
Decisions related to transition and next steps in education are made early in the year, with EHCP reviews happening in the Autumn term for year 11 and 14.
It is also a chance to meet Health and Social Care Services that are available post transition for student with more complex needs that might not to on to access further education once finishing school.
Many local providers are planning to attend to meet with parents and students including:
- All Kids Can
- Index Care day services
- Ani Greenwich
- Brighter Futures
- Bromley College
- Children’s Physiotherapy Department, Greenwich Community Health Services
- Community Adult Learning Disabilities Team
- Transition nursing team
- Holmesdale Supported Living
- Moving to Adulthood Team
- Short Breaks
- The Tas Centre
- Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust
- Community Adult Learning Disabilities Team – physiotherapy and occupational therapy
We hope to see you there!
Charlton Park Academy
Charlton Park Academy
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.
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.
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: https://oxleas.nhs.uk/services
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: https://www.indexdayopportunities.co.uk/
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.
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: https://brighterfuturesproject.co.uk/
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: