Local Information and Events

Football Executive Box Raffle

The uncle of a member of staff has kindly donated a raffle prize to raise money for the school.  The prize is:  an executive box for up to 10 people to watch the Reading vs Preston match at Madjeski stadium on the 30th March. This includes match tickets and a finger buffet and is worth £1500. Please click here to view poster giving details.

Tickets are £1.50 each or £5 for a strip and the raffle will be drawn on Monday 25th March.

If you would like to purchase some raffle tickets, please send the correct money in an envelope marked “Football Raffle – Eagle Class”.  Please include your name and your child’s name and class so that we can send the tickets home to you via your child’s diary.   

SEN Basketball Easter Camp

 

Please click here to view information about an SEN Basketball Easter Camp

 

Bracknell Hornets Ice Hockey game – 23.3.19

 

Please click here to view information about discounted tickets for Bracknell Hornets Ice Hockey game on 23 March 2019, at which they will also be raising money for Breast Cancer Care.

 

Extract about our Interns from the J&J monthly newsletter

The Pinewood, UK, team have commenced apprenticeships with five Addington School students, a special needs school that works together with charities and business to give young adults an opportunity to experience work. They have joined Catering, Post-room, Staff Shop, Maintenance and Reception to learn new skills. “We are very much grateful for having them in our team,” says Adam Coppins, Assistant Facilities Manager. “They have really excelled with us and very quickly become part of the team. It is amazing to be a in a position to offer these young people the opportunity to become independent and grow within a working environment - they have so far exceeded all expectations. Ayesha, our catering intern, has launched her own cake range from the Costa outlet, and even asked to come to work during half term.”

Pinewood has also received a super refresh in the restaurant, all supported by the new food and HF2020 branding. “We launched a fantastic street food pop-up offer ‘Planted – Oumph!’ as well,” says Joanna Siembab, Thames Valley Food Services Manager. “All Thames Valley UK sites are now running the same menu cycle across all four sites, this ticks our standardisation project. I’m looking forward to making sure we commit to it.” They also got into the romantic mood in February with a range of Valentines cupcakes across all the sites. Great news Pinewood.

Optalis Out and About

Please click here for information about activities being offered by Optalis in April.

 

Wokingham Learning Disability Partnership Board

Please click here to view the latest information from the Wokingham Learning Disability Partnership Board

 

Football Executive Box Raffle

The uncle of a member of staff has kindly donated a raffle prize to raise money for the school.  The prize is:  an executive box for up to 10 people to watch the Reading vs Preston match at Madjeski stadium on the 30th March. This includes match tickets and a finger buffet and is worth £1500.

Tickets are £1.50 each or £5 for a strip and the raffle will be drawn on Monday 25th March.

If you would like to purchase some raffle tickets, please send the correct money in an envelope marked “Football Raffle – Eagle Class”.  Please include your name and your child’s name and class so that we can send the tickets home to you via your child’s diary.   

 

Happy Bag Collection

 

The school is holding a textile collection for the Happy School Bag Fundraising Scheme. This scheme is designed to help schools to raise funds and to help the environment by diverting discarded but reusable textiles away from landfill.

 

To take part you simply need to fill plastic bags with unwanted but clean clothing. They accept both children’s and adult clothes including paired shoes, accessories (hats, belts, handbags, etc…), soft toys and bed linen (click here to view a poster with further information).  The Happy School Bag van will be collecting from our school on Monday 18th March. 

 

 

 Mother’s Day Boxes orders

 

Following on from the success of our Reindeer and Valentines’ boxes, our students will now be producing Mother’s Day boxes which are available to order. 

 

Order forms have been sent home and should be returned by Monday 18th March.  There are different coloured boxes available, so if you wish for a particular colour, please make your choice on the order form, otherwise it will be a “pot luck” selection.

 

A huge thank you to those who have supported us, so far we have raised approximately £600 profit for the sensory garden project and £250 for Autism Berkshire.

 

The Law and Young People with SEND – FREE Information Session 25 March 2019

 

This free training session will cover the key legal duties in relation to health, education and social care for children and young people aged 0-25. Parents/carers wishing to attend will need to book a place.  Please click here for further information.

 

Coffee and Play evening – 3 April 2019

 

Reading Families Forum are holding a coffee and play evening on 3 April 2019 at Krazy Play Days in Tilehurst.  They want to talk to parents and carers about new funding for young people’s mental health in Reading.  Please click here for further information.

 

Miller's Ark Animals

 

Click here to view information about Lambing Open Days with Miller's Ark.

 

Disabled Living March 19 newsletter

 

Please click here to view the March Disabled Living newsletter.

 

Young Minds Emergency Messenger Service

 

Please click here for information about Young Minds, which is a service which aims to support young people with their mental health.

 

Mayor of Bracknell’s Spring Soiree

Please click here to view an invitation to the Mayor of Bracknell’s Spring Soiree to be held on 22 March 2019 (click here to view map).

 

SEND Inspection – 11-15th March 2019

Please  click here to view a letter regarding an inspection of Wokingham local area’s effectiveness in identifying and meeting the needs of, and improving outcomes for, children and young people who have special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND).

 

Wokingham Libraries Information

 

Please click here to see what is happening in our local libraries at this time of year

 

Lions Funfest - 30 June 2019

 

Please click here to view information about the Lions Funfest which is a free event for children with disabilities or additional needs, together with their families and helpers.

   

Optalis Out and About

 

Optalis have a few spaces left on some of their March activities, please click here for further information.

 

Bracknell and Wokingham Mencap 

 

Please click here to see the latest information from Wokingham Mencap

 

 

Windsor Castle now have a Changing Places Facility

 

Windsor Castle now have a Changing Places Facility and are hoping that this will act as an incentive for more families with children with complex needs and disabilities to visit them.  Please click here to view a letter giving further information.

 

They are also looking for families to act as a user panel to talk to them about whether they are getting the visitor experience right. 

 

  

Reading Families Forum Information Afternoon  - 9 March 2019

 

Please see the attached flyer giving information about an Information Afternoon being held at South Reading Leisure Centre on 9 March.

 

Many organisations will be there giving information.

 

 

Ducklings in School

 

Willow Class are having duckling eggs delivered next Monday 4th March. They should hatch around Wednesday 6th March.   We will be setting up a webcam with a link on our website so that the children can watch their progress.

 

Wokingham Active Tots Sports Sessions

Please click the following links to view information about:

Active Tots Sports sessions (Mini-Soccer, gym and dance)

Mini Rugby Sessions

 

DJ Gary news report

 

On Friday night, BBC South Today showed a news report about our DJ teacher DJ Gary and his work at Addington. This is because Gary was performing at the Oscars this weekend.

 

The news report includes interviews with some of our students and also shows them DJ-ing, as well as an interview with Rhona and Gary.  Please click here to view .

 

Expansion of Addington School

Please find details on this link regarding an information evening next Wednesday 27th February regarding the expansion of Addington School.  This evening is being run by Wokingham Borough Council and is open to the public.

 

 

“Need A Little Help” Children’s’ Theatre production

Please click here to view information about an interactive Children’s’ production at South Street Arts Centre on Saturday 23 March 2019.

 

Beechwood College Transition Flyer

 

Beechwood College, a specialist SEN further Education College is hosting a Transition Workshop, please click here for further information.

 

Mayor of Bracknell’s Spring Soiree

Please click here to view an invitation to the Mayor of Bracknell’s Spring Soiree to be held on 22 March 2019 (click here to view map).

 

BOBicats Disability Football Sessions

Please click here to view information about FREE BOBicats Disability Football Sessions. The poster states 5-8 years but we have been advised that there is flexibility to take children up to 10 years old.   

 

Association Upcoming Events

 

The Association’s  next Committee Meeting is on Tuesday 26th February at 14 Sutcliffe Avenue, Earley. RG6 7JW.  They will also be holding an Easter Coffee morning in school on Wednesday 3rd April; details will follow after half-term; the Easter Raffle will be drawn at this.

Car Parking

The staff overflow car park is currently in a very bad condition and the Council are repairing it this week (11-15.2.19).  For this reason members of staff who would normally use that car park have to re-locate to the main car park and parents and visitors may therefore find the car park more congested than usual.  This is a temporary situation which should resolve once the repair has been completed.

 

Events at Reading Museum - February Half Term

 

Please click here to view a flyer giving details of events being held at Reading Museum during February half term week (18-23 February).

 

National Citizenship Programme

 

Please click here to view information about the National Citizenship Programme which is available to 15-17 year olds and takes place during school holidays.

  

CAN Network

 

Please click here to view the January newsletter from the CAN Network.

 

Reading Families Forum

 

Please click here to view events being offered by the Reading Families Forum, including an Information and Fun Afternoon on 9 March 2019.

 

Children’s Mental Health Week – 4-10 February 2019

 

It is Children's Mental Health week and 'Time to Talk day' on the 07/02/19 aims to encourage people to have a conversation about Mental Health. More information can be sought at www.time-to-change.org.uk/timetotalkday and Children's Mental Health Week 2019 (4-10 February)

 

The Association want help to find a prize winner

 

Does anyone know a Sara Gyawali?  We have been trying to contact her as she won one of the Association’s Christmas draw prizes and despite efforts to contact her, she has not come forward.  If the prize is not collected by 15th February, we will draw a new ticket.

 

Optalis April Activity Weekend

 

Message from Optalis to say that places for weekends away have been selling like hot cakes and they now only have 2 places left on the April activity weekend so to please let them  know asap if you would like a place for your son/daughter. 

 

Change to School Dinner today (4.2.19)

 

Due to the closure of the school on Friday due to snow, the kitchen did not receive their delivery.  There is therefore no meat option on the menu today and the meal for everyone will be cheese and tomato pizza.

 

Expansion of Addington School

 

Wokingham Borough Council has approved an expansion to Addington.  Please click here for further information.

 

Bracknell and Wokingham Mencap 

 

Mencap are recruiting for a Co-ordinator for their Addington Youth group, please click here for details

 

Please click here to see the latest information from Wokingham Mencap

 

 

Addington Association Ball – Saturday 29th June 2019

 

Addington Association are running a Summertime Ball to raise money for the Addington Association and Thumbs Up Club.  Please click here to view a flyer giving further information.

 

Short Breaks and Respite for Children and Young People with SEND

 

Please click here to view information about short breaks for children and young people with disabilities in the Wokingham Borough.

 

Tall Ships Youth Trust

 

Tall Ships Youth Trust are offering bursaries to young people (aged 12-25) for a trip away on a tall ship, please click here for further information.

 

Dingley's Promise

 

Please click here and here to view information about Stay and Play sessions being run by Dingley's promise for parents of children with SEND aged between 0-5 years.

 

Free Kids Lego building in February half term – 23 and 24.2.19

Please click here to view details of The Reading Brick Show which will be running on 23rd & 24th February at Rivermead Leisure Centre.  For Children take part in this event, parents are invited to submit photos of their child’s best build and those successful will be invited to take part.

 

Owl Class At Ridgeline Trust

 

Please click here to read about Owl Class's first session at Ridgeline Trust Horticultural Therapy

 

Chill Skills FREE workshops for young people

 

Please click here to view information about free "Chill Skills" (Relaxation strategies/Mindfulness) workshops for young people

 

Car Parking at Addington School

Please click here to view a letter about car parking at Addington School

Ridgeline Horticultural Therapy 

 

Please click here to read an article about Ridgeline Trust who offer Horticultural Therapy and where some of our older students will be attending weekly sessions.

 

February Half term Art Club

 

Please click here to view a flyer about a February Half Term Holiday Art Club at The Museum of English Rural Life.

 

London Irish RFC Disability Rugby Team

 

Please click here to view a letter from the London Irish Disability Rugby Club inviting young people to join the newly created London Irish RFC Disability Rugby Team. Training will begin on January 10th 2019 at 4.00pm at Newbury RFC.  Training is open to anyone aged between 14-18 who has a Learning Difficulty or Disability.

Wokingham Active Children

  

Please click here to view a Wokingham Active Children brochure of activities for children with additional needs.

 

SEN Basketball in Half Term

 

Please click here to view a flyer about an SEN Basketball Session being held on Monday 18th February.

 

 

Active Tots

 

Please click here to view a Flyer about Active Tots sports sessions

 

Quieter Hour at MERL - First Sunday of each month

The MERL is an ideal community setting for children, young people and adults with learning disabilities to visit. The museum provides a motivating and stimulating learning environment both in the galleries and the garden area. The galleries have a calm atmosphere and have plenty of space which supports people who find sensory overload challenging. They have a special quiet session on the first Sunday of each month.

 

Centre for Autism Study

 

Please click here to view a letter from the Centre of Autism at Reading University who would like to invite children and young people to take part in a survey about want to do when they grow up.  The Centre hope that by understanding more about how they make their choices, they may be able to develop ways to support them to get the jobs they want later in life.

 

Warning about Kik Messenger

 

Kik Messenger is a free messaging app aimed at users aged thirteen and over. Used by more than 300 million people worldwide, Kik lets users exchange messages, photos, videos, GIFs and web pages with friends, family, chatbots and even strangers.

Unlike WhatsApp, Kik doesn’t require a user to sign up with a phone number. Instead, friends can be added via their username, making it easier for users to receive unwanted contact from strangers. Police in the UK issued a safety warning earlier in the year, claiming that Kik has featured in ‘more than 1,100 child sexual abuse cases in the last five years’ and that ‘children are at risk’ on the app. (https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-45568276)

An online safety guide for parents and carers can be accessed in the following ways:

TWITTER: https://twitter.com/natonlinesafety/status/1072800442025984000
FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/NationalOnlineSafety/photos/a.1681508315488685/1932027903770057/?type=3&theater
WEBSITE: https://nationalonlinesafety.com/resources/platform-guides/kik-online-safety-guide-for-parents/

 

 

Reminder about wheelchair clinic – 9th January 2019

 

There are still slots available for the wheelchair clinic on the 9th January 2019.

Please call 0118 3226706/0118 322 7017 for an appointment.

 

CAN Network

 

Please click here to view the November 2018 newsletter from the CAN Network

 

 

Christmas activities at Dinton Pastures

 

Please click here to view information about events being held at Dinton Pastures this December.

 

Relaxed Pantomime – 17.12.18

 

The Kenton Theatre, Henley are hosting ‘relaxed performance’ of this year’s pantomime, Dick Whittington, Monday 17 December at 5.30pm.  Please click here for details.

 

Whoosh Sessions for children with Special Needs

 

Whoosh soft play centre, located inside Bracknell Leisure Centre, are now offering sessions dedicated to children with special needs.

 

Following a lot of interest from customers, they intend to run sessions on the first Monday of the month.  They are limiting the number of children, putting on extra staff, moving away some of the furniture and creating a chill-out room. Click here to view a flyer with the details.

 

Magnetic Shoe laces

 

You may be interested in these Magnetic Shoe laces - they come in three types of strengths available online from UK sites:  https://zubits.com/

 

“A New Coat for Christmas” Festive Play

Please click here to view a flyer about a "A New Coat for Christmas" a festive children's show at Reading Rep, whose theatre is in the grounds of Reading College. The theatre is easily accessible and has plenty of free parking.

 

Wokingham Winter Carnival – Sunday 25th November 2018

 

The Wokingham Winter Carnival takes place on Sunday 25th November - this is a link to the website where you will be able to see the Winter Carnival Programme and other information. You can print this out and take it with you on the day.

  

Optalis Out and About - December 2018

 

Please click here to view a brochure from Optalis Out and About 

 

Micro Scooters and Safety Helmets

 

Please click here view a leaflet which gives information about how to wear a safety helmet correctly and it also has a discount code for parents to get a free helmet when ordering a new Micro Scooter.

 Please also see below for information from the Active Travel Officer at Wokingham Borough Council about a Micro scooter competition they are running:

 “We are pleased to announce that we have partnered with Micro Scooters to run a second competition this term.  Scooting is an excellent form of active and sustainable travel for children and adults alike.  If scooting the entire journey to school is not feasible, then ‘park and scoot’ is a great option to include some active travel in your journey and remove air pollution from directly outside the school gates.  

 To take part children need to write a story or poem about a scooting adventure they have had or would like to have.  The winner will receive a Micro Scooter of their choice.

 Entries should to be sent to wendy.measures@wokingham.gov.uk or heather.eley@wokingham.gov.uk by midnight on 12th Dec 2018.”

 

 

Free health checks for young people over 14 with a learning disability

 

Please click here to view a flyer about free health checks for young people over 14 with a learning disability.  The young people are encouraged to have an annual check with their GP.

 

Special Shopping Evening - Reading Town Centre 3.12.18

 

This event will take place on Monday 3 December between 5pm – 7pm.  This popular event gives the elderly and those with mobility issues a hassle free Christmas shopping experience by providing free parking and assistance to those who may need it.

There are plenty of special offers, discounts and free refreshments to take advantage of in many of the town centre stores as well as festive entertainment throughout the town centre. In addition, one of the highlights will be the spectacular Christmas lights display in the town centre, which will have just been switched on!

Should you be interested, you can find more information and the online form at http://www.reading.gov.uk/sse

 

Reading Families Forum Coffee Evening - 4.12.18

Please click here to view information about a Reading Families Forum coffee evening being held on 4.12.18

 

Chickenpox in School - November 2018

 

Unfortunately we have a confirmed case of Chickenpox in one of our primary classes.   You need to be aware of the following;

 

  • children vulnerable to infections e.g. those on high doses of steroids or children with conditions that seriously reduce immunity are particularly vulnerable to chickenpox. Parents/carers should seek medical advice if concerned about their child.

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  • anyone who thinks that they may be pregnant, should report exposure to their midwife/doctor.

 

Thumbs Up Club Quiz Night – Friday 23rd November

Thumbs Up Club are holding a quiz night on Friday 23rd November from 7.00-10.00 p.m.  All are welcome.  Please click here for further information.

 

 

FREE Pantomime - Cinderella – 15 January 2019

 

Please click here to view a flyer giving details of a free Pantomime being held on 15th January 2019 at Loddon Hall Twyford.  This special performance by the Twyford & Ruscombe Theatre Group is for children and young people with special needs and educational disabilities.  It is a relaxed but professional performance and they can accommodate up to 100 people.  The tickets can be obtained from: Trevor Barber at Rotary Club of Loddon Vale (Phone: 0118 969 2172 or email:  tbarber13@btinternet.com).  

 

 

Anxiety Workshops for parents – 7 and 8 November 2018

 

Please click here to view a flyer about Anxiety Workshops being held in Woodley on Wednesday 7 November 2018 or Thursday 8 November 2018

 

Non uniform day 16.11.18 - Children in Need/Anti-bullying - Wear Spots and Odd Socks

 

Please encourage your children to wear Spots and Odd socks on Friday 16 November. Spots are to support Children in Need and odd socks to support Anti-bullying week.

 

Bracknell and Wokingham Mencap 

 

Please click here to see the latest information from Wokingham Mencap

 

 

Advice to Parents during Junior Epipen shortage

 

Please click here to view a letter giving advice to parents during the Junior Epipen shortage.

 

SHINGLES

We have a case of Shingles in middle school.  Shingles can cause chickenpox in those who are not immune (i.e. have not had chickenpox).  It is spread by very close contact and touch.  Currently we have no cases of Chickenpox in school.

Vulnerable children - Some medical conditions make children vulnerable to infections that would rarely be serious in most children, these include those being treated for leukaemia or other cancers, on high doses of steroids and with conditions that seriously reduce immunity. These children are particularly vulnerable to Chickenpox, if exposed, the parent/carer should be informed promptly and further medical advice sought.

Pregnancy  - Shingles is caused by the same virus as Chickenpox, so anyone who has not had chickenpox is potentially vulnerable to the infection if they have close contact with a case of Shingles.  

If a pregnant woman develops a rash or is in direct contact with someone with a potentially infectious rash, this should be investigated by a doctor.  Chickenpox can affect the pregnancy if a woman has not already had the infection.  Report exposure to midwife and GP at any stage of pregnancy.  The GP and antenatal carer will arrange a blood test to check for immunity.

 

FREE Security Bike Marking

Please click here to view information about FREE Security Bike Marking on Wednesday 24 October 9.30 – 1 pm in Woodley Town Centre.

 

CAN Network

 

Please click here to view the October 2018 CAN Network newsletter

 

Fundraising Event for Wokingham, Bracknell & District Mencap  - 28 October 2018

An “all you can eat” three course buffet and live music fundraising event is being held on on Sunday 28th October.  Please click here for further information.

 

Reading Rockets SEN Basketball Programme

Please click here to view information about a new SEN Basketball session at Ryesh Green.

 

Scarecrow Trail in Lower Earley – 20-24th October 2018

Please click here to view information about a Scarecrow Trail during half term.

 

Wokingham Library Events

 

Please click here for information about what is happening in our local libraries, including information about a Childrens' Book Festival during October half term.

 

 

Reading University are looking for research participants

 

Please click the links below to view information the following studies

 

Addington Association Meeting

The next Addington Association Meeting is on Tuesday 16th October at 6 p.m. in school.   Everyone is welcome.  If you cannot make the meeting but are interested in getting involved please contact Yvonne Thrower via school or email  AddingtonAssociation@gmail.com 

 

Emergency Services Free Fun Day

Please see attached flyer for information about a free Emergency Services Fun Day being held on Thursday 25th October 2018

 

The Autism Group – Free workshops

 

The Autism Group are offering free parent training workshops which are open to parents whose son or daughter either has a diagnosis, or is awaiting an autism assessment and live in East Berkshire (RBWM, Bracknell Forest and Slough Borough areas).

Please click the links below to view flyers for the following workshops:

 

Young Children and Autism - Mon 15th October 2018

Understanding Behaviour - Making Sense of Sensory Differences - Wed 31st October 2108

Managing Emotions - Tues 6th November 2018

Girls on the spectrum – missed and misunderstood - Wed 14th November 2018

Adolescence - Wed 5th December 2018 

 

They also offer a free Home visit service - flyer attached.

 

The National Autistic Society has re-branded

 

Click here to go to the National Autistic Society website to learn more.

 

ME2 Club 15th Birthday Celebrations

 

Me2 Club hosted a Tea Party on Monday 17th September that was attended by HRH The Countess of Wessex.  Please click here for further information.

 

Cinderella Pantomime

This Christmas, Starburst Foundation are performing the Fleet Pantomime ‘Cinderella’.  They are inviting local children with special needs, and their families, to a gala charity performance at The Harlington in Fleet on Sunday 16th December 2018 at 10:30 am.  This will be a British Sign Language signed performance.  Please see the invitation and application form (also word version) for further information.

 

Reading Mela - Saturday 6 October 2018

 

Please click here to view a poster about Reading Mela which is being held on Saturday 6th October at Palmer Park.

Reading Mela is a cross cultural family fun day consisting of cultural performances, shows for kids, a variety of food stalls and fun fair rides. 

 

Bracknell and Wokingham Mencap 

 

Please click here to see the latest information from Wokingham Mencap

 

Addington Association Donations bin – Please help!

We now have a blue bin in reception area for donations for the Association’s fundraising.

We desperately need gifts for children's prizes, adult tombola prizes and items for Christmas raffle; they can be sent in with children or dropped off into bin in reception.  We literally have nothing to work with so need to see donations coming in before we commit money for stalls at local events.  Thank you for anything you are able to donate.

  

Waitrose Twyford – Support us with your green tokens!

Waitrose in Twyford has the Association as one of its green token charities this month.

Please can anyone who shops there (or knows anyone who shops there) drop their token in for us; it will be for the sensory garden.  Thank you!

 

Anxiety Workshops starting Thursday 20 September

 

Due to a couple of cancellations, there are some places available on our Anxiety workshops.  They do start this Thursday, so if you are not able to make the first one, it would be OK to join from the second one onwards.  The dates and times are on the attached letter, if you'd like a place, email nicole.wisdom@addington.wokingham.sch.uk 

For more information contact Nicole Wisdom, Sharon Coker or Lucy Sayers.

 

School Games Gold Award 2017-18

 

We are pleased to say that Addington has achieved the Gold School Games Mark award for sports for 2017-18.  Please click here to read more about the award.

 

 

CAN Network

 

Please click here to view the September 2018 CAN Network newsletter and here to view the Wokingham Active Programme.

 

Thank you to the REMAP Charity

 

Remap is a UK charity with skilled volunteers who custom make equipment for disabled people, helping them achieve independence and a better quality of life.  Please click here to see how REMAP have helped us again by making modifications to our Body Rollers to make them easier for us to transport and use.

 

Iron on Labels

 

Please click here to view an Advert for Iron on labels 

 

Flu Information Pack

 

Please click here to view a Flu Vaccination information pack for parents and carers.

 

Family Information & Fun Day - Saturday 22nd September 2018

Tickets are now available for the annual Local Offer Live day (formerly CAN Day) on Eventbrite and one ticket for each family member should be ordered (click link for information - LOL 2018 Tickets).  Entry is open to anyone with a disability or additional need including families awaiting a diagnosis.

 

Thames Valley Police Open Day – Saturday 18 August 2018 - Free Event

 

This year’s Thames Valley Police Open Day will be taking place on Saturday 18 August, celebrating 50 years since the formation of the force.

 For further information, click here to view further information and here to view a poster.

 

Wokingham Library Events

 

Please click here for information about what is happening in our local libraries over the summer holidays.

 

ASD Friendly Shopping

 A member of staff saw this on the BBC News App and thought parents might be interested:

 BBC News: Morrisons 'quiet hour' for autistic shopping introduced

Morrisons 'quiet hour' for autistic shopping introduced

 Stores will dim lights, turn music off and avoid using the tannoy on Saturdays from 09:00 to 10:00.

 

Wokingham and Bracknell Mencap Job Vacancies

 

Wokingham and Bracknell Mencap currently have vacancies for playworkers which would be suitable for sixth form students.  Please click here for further information.

 

Wheelchair Clinics

 

The next Wheelchair Clinics will be held on Wednesdays 17th October 2018 and 9th January 2019.

 To book an appointment, please call 0118  3227017

 

Parent Charity Bike Ride

 

Daniel Nobes, a parent of one of our students, is hoping to raise money for the school by doing a bike ride from Reading to Hayling Island on 11 and 12 August.  If you would like to sponsor him, there is a sponsor form on the reception desk in school.

 

ASD Research Project

 

The University of Reading are seeking parent volunteers to help with their research into autism:

 

“We are a group of researchers from the University of Reading. We are carrying out a study to consult parents’ ideas and views to develop an online resource providing information and peer support for parents of children with autism, as well as to design music-assisted language interventions to elicit speech from non-verbal or minimally verbal children with autism (please see the attached flyer).

We are looking for parents who have a child diagnosed with autism and who are:

  • Willing to attend a one-off focus group meeting at the University of Reading or locally; and
  • Happy to share ideas to help design an online resource and language interventions for autism.”

 

For further information, click on the following links:

 

ASD Research Study request for volunteers

ASD Focus Group

Participant Information Sheet

 

If you would like to find out more about this study and/or to take part in our focus groups, please contact Dr Jacqueline Sin (j.sin@reading.ac.uk) OR Dr Fang Liu (f.liu@reading.ac.uk).

 

Skydive for Thumbs Up Club- Alex Brown

I might have gone slightly mad but at the end of July I am going to be doing a sky dive. It is something I have wanted to do for a while and if I can raise some money for Thumbs Up Club at the same time it makes it even more exciting. Thumbs Up Club is a fantastic club and the children love it, so jumping 15000 feet out of a plane is a small thing to do in comparison to the work done there! Here is my just giving link if you want to donate

https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/alex-brown40

Information about Vaccinations

 

Please click here to view a letter from Public Health England which asks that parents check that their children are up-to-date with their routine vaccinations before they return to school in September.

 

Sports Relief Total

 

Please click here to view a thank you letter and certificate from sports relief after raising £687.37 as a school.  A big thank you to everyone for their support and generous donations.

 

Henley Regatta for the Disabled

 

Please click here to view a flyer about a Regatta for the Disabled being held on Saturday 1 September 2018.

 

Parenting Special Children Autumn Prom

 

Please click here to view a flyer about an Autumn Prom for special children being held on 21 September 2018.

 

CAN Network newsletter - June 2018

 

Please click here to view the latest CAN network newsletter

 

Optalis Out and About

 

Please click here to view the Optalis Out and About July 2018 brochure

 

Head2Head Summer Activities

 

Please click here to view information about summer activities being offered by a Charity called