SPRING | January – April 2022

Urgent Mental Health Support
– 24/7 crisis line for people of all ages


Every mental health trust in London has put in place a 24/7 crisis line for people of all ages – children, young people and adults. The lines which are free to call can provide advice to those in a crisis. These crisis lines are supported by trained mental health advisors 365 days a year. You can find the 24/7 crisis line numbers using the NHS Service Finder (link below) but the table provides all of the telephone numbers in London.  www.nhs.uk/service-search/mentalhealth/find-an-urgent-mental-health-helpline

Download the table below:
Urgent Mental Health Support For Children Young People And Families

The Bridge Active Play Sessions

Outdoor play, dancing and multi-sport activities for disabled children All disabilities/abilities welcome.

The Bridge Active Play Sessions Flyer

Brighter Futures – Skills Hub

A specialist skills hub for adults and young people with learning disabilities.

‘Our skills hub is designed to provide people with learning disabilities including those with complex needs and challenging behaviour an opportunity to acquire life and vocational skills as well as the chance to socialise and explore their leisure interests.’

Brighter Futures | Brochure

woman talking to a boy with banner in background and text that says careers

Career Practitioner (SEND)

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.

SENCO and Parent/Carer Support Team


Gail Tippett | Inclusion Lead (encompassing SENCO)
Sue Batstone | Associate SENCO
Sara Johnson | Family Support Worker
and School Counsellor
Linzi Fennings | SENCO Administrator


What the SENCO and Parent/Carer Support Team does

Statements of SEND and EHCPs

  • Annual Reviews of Statement of SEND and EHCP
  • Drawing up and updating EHCP Profiles
  • Transfers from Statement of SEND to EHCP
  • Point of information around Statements and EHCPs for staff, students and parents
  • Parent/carer queries
  • Placement advice and support
  • Work in conjunction with the Local Authority(s)

Parent Support


  • Charlton Chit Chat – Informal forum for parents to meet and offer mutual support
  • Training e.g. behaviour management, sleep issues
  • Activities e.g. flower arranging, stress busting course, parental wellbeing
  • Benefit advice and support e.g. applying for benefits and appealing decisions
  • Links to external providers including Greenwich Parent Voice, and City Lit

Parent/Carer information: www.charltonparkacademy.com/Parent-Carers


Local Authority Liaison


  • Liaison around placement, EHCP plans and transition
  • Social care liaison
  • Completion and submission of referrals and/or support with this


Other roles and responsibilities

For all SENCO related enquiries, please email:

Gail Tippett
Inclusion Lead (encompassing SENCO)

Sue Batstone
Associate SENCO

Sara Johnson
Family Support Worker/ School Counsellor

Linzi Fennings
SENCO administrator