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Addington School

Local Information and Events

 

Association Family Quiz Night

 

Please click here to view information about a virtual Family Quiz Night being run by the Association on Tuesday 18th March.

 

Reading Families Forum - for Reading families

Please click here to view information from Reading Families Forum for the week beginning 10.5.21.

 

Elevate Post 16 Opportunities

 

Please click here to view a poster from Elevate about Post 16 Opportunities.

 

Reading Families Forum

 

Please click here to view information from Reading Families Forum dated 5.5.21.

 

Disabled Living Newsletter

 

Please click here to read Disabled Living's April 21 newsletter

 

Promise Inclusion Information

 

Please click here to read the Promise Inclusion April newsletter and here to view a poster about a SMILES FOR SIBS Day Trip to Windsor

 

Wokingham Libraries

 

Please click here to view events being offered in May by Wokingham libraries.

  • Saturday May 8  - Teen Writing Author visit with Lesley Parr from 10.30am to 12noon. Suitable for young people in Year 6 and above.
  • Tuesday May 25 - Virtual Storytime at 11am. We will be sharing some Springtime stories.  Suitable for families with children aged 7 and under.

·         Friday 28 May - Elmer Virtual Storytime at 11am to 11.15am. We will be sharing Elmer stories with downloadable activity pack.  Suitable for families with children aged 7 and under.

All sessions will be on Microsoft Teams, To sign up just email libraries@wokingham.gov.uk with the session you would like to attend,  your name and library card number and you will be sent details of how to join the day before.

 

Reading Libraries

 

Sent on behalf of Reading Libraries: 

Did your child miss out on their Bookstart Baby or Treasure Pack in lockdown? During our opening hours you can pick up a pack from the Central library or from Battle, Caversham or Tilehurst Libraries.

You can check out our opening hours here 

Just call 0118 9375950 to arrange a collection time! (there is currently no drop in service, therefore please do call prior to collection)

 

Reading Families Forum Online session for parents

 

Please click here to view information from the Reading Families Forum about an Online session for parents being held on 13th May.

 

Reading Families Forum Information - 20.4.21

 

Please click here to view information from Reading Families Forum.

 

Kidz to Adultz Virtual Event 28 June – 2nd July

 

Kidz to Adultz at Disabled Living are holding a week long virtual event from Monday 28th June to Friday 2nd July 2021 for people of all ages with disabilities and additional needs, older people, relatives, parents, carers, and the professionals who support them.  Please click here to go to their website.

 

Veg Power 60 Lunchbox Hacks

 

Veg Power's on-going mission is to encourage the UK to eat more veg and to make it easier for parents and carers to add more veg to children's lunchboxes they have developed some lunchbox hacks (click link to view).

 

Addington School Association Lottery

 

Addington Association has launched a lottery to raise funds for the school.  Please click here for further information and here to view a poster explaining how it works.

 

Care for the Family Online Events

 

Please click here to view information about online events from Care for the Family.

 

Promise Inclusion March Newsletter

 

Please click here to view the Promise Inclusion (formerly Mencap) March Newsletter.

 

Wokingham Libraries Children's Virtual Events - April 2021

 

Please click here to view information about Wokingham Libraries Virtual Events for children being held during the Easter holidays.

 

Reading SEND Newsletter and Easter Short Breaks

 

Please click here to read the Reading SEND Spring newsletter and here to read information about Easter Short Breaks.

 

Bobicats Football Sessions

 

Please see attached flyer offering football sessions for children aged 5-12 with disabilities.

 

Healthy Sleep Workshops

 

Please click here to view a flyer about Healthy Sleep workshops and here for a registration form.

 

Paediatric First Aid Courses

 

Please click here to view a flyer about Paediatric First Aid courses and here to book.

 

Wokingham Libraries Virtual Events

 

Please click here for information about children's virtual events being offered by the Wokingham Libraries in April 21.

 

Kidz to Adultz Virtual Event

 

The Kidz to Adultz Virtual Event is available online until 31st March 21.

 

WBC Flyer - Walk or Cycle to School

 

Please click here to view a flyer from Wokingham Borough Council about the benefits of walking or cycling to school.

 

Zoom sessions from CLASP

 

Please see attached poster detailing zoom sessions being offered by the CLASP partnership

 

Red Nose Day Quiz 19.3.21

 

Please see attached poster about a Red Nose Day Quiz being offered by CLASP.

 

Learning Disability Acute Liaison Service for Frimley Park Hospital

 

Frimley Park Hospital have a Learning Disability Acute Liaison Service, please see the attached poster for further information.

 

Artwork for Autism Strategy

Wokingham Borough Council is inviting autistic people with artistic talents to produce some artwork for a new autism strategy that they are producing following a recent consultation process.  The attached poster gives more information.

 

Talking to your GP about Covid Vaccinations

The attached poster is an easy read guide to talking to your GP about Covid Vaccinations.

 

CAN Network newsletter and information

 

Please click here to view the CAN Network March 21 newsletter and here to view information about activities in the Easter holidays, SEND updates and information about Public Health Consultations.

 

Transition Conference for Preparing for Adulthood – 1.7.21

 

Please click here to view information about an online conference being run by Parenting Special Children and Reading Families Forum, on 1st July 2021. 

 

Venue to Virtual Event starts 1st March

 

A free online event dedicated to children and young adults with disabilities and additional needs, their parents, carers and all the professionals who support them!  Venue to Virtual will take place week commencing 1st March.

 

Promise Inclusion February newsletter

 

Please click here to view the Promise Inclusion February newsletter

 

 

Psychological First Aid: Supporting Children and Young People - Free Course

Online training has been developed by Public Health England on how to provide practical and emotional support to children and young people affected by emergencies or crisis situations.  The free course is available for all frontline workers and anyone who cares for or is regularly in contact with children and young people aged up to 25, including parents and caregivers. The course takes about three hours to complete and is split into three sessions that the learner can complete at their own pace.  To access this free online course, please follow the link here.

 

Sleep Course

 

The Family Intervention Resources and Strategies Team (FIRST) are offering a Sleep course for parents.  Please see attached flyer for more information and click here to access the registration form or email first@wokingham.gov.uk.

 

Sensory Integration Network Courses for parents

 

The Sensory Integration Network is offering 3 different online courses to parents /carers for £5.00 each. The 3 courses are aimed at parents of: children; teenagers and young adults; or adults with learning Disabilities.  Please click here for further information.

 

SEN Zoom Sports Sessions

 

Please click here to view information from Reading Rockets about Zoom Sports Sessions they are running for school aged children with additional needs, starting on 24 February.

 

Wokingham and Bracknell Promise Inclusion Leaflet

 

Please click here to view a leaflet from Wokingham and Bracknell Promise Inclusion (formerly Mencap), which contains contact details for anyone who would like to contact them for information or support.

 

Wokingham Adult Education Courses

Please click here for information about free Adult Education courses for adults living in (or close to) the Borough of Wokingham.

 

CAN Network

Please click the links below for information from the CAN Network:

 

CAN Network February 2021 newsletter

Parks and Nature Reserves around Wokingham

Health advice poster for parents

Free Fitness Class for Carers – 1.3.21

Online football sessions

Health and Wellbeing Survey - Over the next ten years, the Health and Wellbeing Strategy will aim to make life happier and healthier for everyone in Wokingham. They want to hear from as many people as possible about what is important to them to improve their health and wellbeing.

 

Kidz to Adultz Virtual Exhibition

 

Kidz to Adultz are holding a Virtual Exhibition called “Venue to Virtual” which is aimed at families with children and young adults with disabilities and additional needs.  This free virtual event will take place during the week commencing 1st March 2021. The online platform offers visitors virtual access to the many exhibitors, companies, voluntary and support organisations who will be showcasing their products, equipment and outlining details of their services at various times during the week-long event.

 

Where's Wally Fun Run

 

Please click here for information about a "Where's Wally" fun run taking place virtually in over the weekend of 20-21 March.

 

Flipping great: Perfect Pancake Science

Please find attached the flyer and accompanying document (which includes the link to register) for a UK Food Science webinar.  This webinar will be live on Tuesday 16th February 2021 5-6pm and is aimed at KS3 students and families.

 

Talking Therapies

Talking Therapies is a free NHS service here to support the residents of Berkshire aged 17+ who may be struggling with difficulties including: low mood, anxiety and stress at this unprecedented time.

We are currently offering a 4 week Stress Less course which you can access via the comfort of your own home. Please see attached leaflet for more information. If you would like to book onto the next available course please click on this link.

To find out more about the services offered by Talking Therapies please visit our website. 

 

Promise Inclusion (Mencap)

 

Please click here to read the Promise Inclusion January newsletter and here to view a flyer about a zoom fitness class for carers. 

 

Stress, Wellbeing and Resilience Course

 

Please click here for information about a Stress, Wellbeing and Resilience course - this is free for parents

 

Kidz to Adultz Virtual event

 

Venue to Virtual is dedicated to children and young adults with disabilities and additional needs, their parents, carers, and the professionals who support. This free virtual event will take place during week commencing 1st March 2021.  Please click here for further information.

 

Care for the Family Online Events

 

Please click here to view information about online events being run by Care for the Family.

 

Reading Families Forum Zoom Chat

 

Please click here for information about a Reading Families Forum Zoom Chat being held on 24th Februrary.

 

Online support for siblings with Swings & Smiles

Swings & Smiles are a charity which supports families that have children with special needs.  They have recently started a new group, SIBSChat at 2pm on Mondays, a weekly zoom call for siblings (of children with special needs) to catch up with one another, talk about any challenges they might be facing at the moment and bounce ideas off one another (and the team) on how to cope. For more information or the link to join the call, please email the team at sibsupport@swingsandsmiles.co.uk 

 

Reading Families Forum Zoom Chat

 

Please click here for information about a Reading Families Forum Zoom Chat being held on 29th January.

 

Parenting Special Children - Attachment Focused Parenting

 

Please click here to view information about a course on Parenting Special Children - Attachment Focused parenting.

 

Sleep Workshops

Please click here to view information about online workshops to help with sleeping problems.

Family Forum online video session 29 January

 

Reading Families Forum are holding an online video meeting on 29 January for parents and carers of children and young people with SEND and/or disabilities.  Please click here for further details.

 

CAN Network Christmas and New Year newsletter

Please click here to view the CAN Network Christmas and New Year newsletter

 

Sleep Workshop

 

Please click here to view information about a virtual sleep workshop being held in January.

 

Promise Inclusion December newsletter

 

Please click here to view the Promise Inclusion (formerly Mencap) newsletter.

 

Santa Dash

 

Please click here to view a poster about the Santa Dash which students are taking part in during the last week of term.

 

The SEND Trainer

 

Please click here to go to the website of the SEND Trainer.

 

SEND Christmas Sports Sessions

RFC Community Trust are running a free SEND multisport holiday camp on the following dates:

 

Monday 21st December 10:30 – 14:00

Tuesday 22nd December 10:30 -14:00

Wednesday 23rd December 10:30 -14:00

 

The camps are free but there are limited spaces on the course details on how to book are on the attached poster.

 

Challenging Behaviour Foundation

 

Please click here to read a newsletter from the Challenging Behaviour Foundation and click here to visit their website which has information that you may find interesting and is relevant to many of us who deal with behaviours that challenge. 

 

Addington Association Christmas Raffle

 

To purchase tickets for the Addington Association Christmas Raffle, please follow the link to our JustGiving page:

 

www.justgiving.com/fundraising/addington-christmas-hamper-raffle-2021

 

Tickets are £1 each. We will email anyone who donates with their ticket number(s). The draw will take place at the virtual Christmas Carol Concert on the 14th December.  So that we can confirm ticket numbers it is absolutely vital that anyone entering remembers to add their name and tick the share details box so we can contact you!

Promise Inclusion November 2020 Newsletter

 

Please click here to view the Promise Inclusion November Newsletter.

 

Kooth Wellbeing Service – Free Online Counselling support for young people

Kooth offer free online counselling support for young people and are available to support young people.  Please click here to view a digital poster.  The service is available over the holiday season and even on Christmas day which can be particularly hard for some young people. 

 

Cinderella Pantomime

 

Please click here to view a flyer and here to view a poster about an interactive virtual Cinderella Pantomime.

 

CAN Network

Please click here to view the latest letter from the CAN Network.

 

Family Workshops

 

Please click here to view details of virtual courses being offered for families of SEND children.

 

Reading Christmas Drama Workshops

 

Reading Rep are offering FREE special Christmas themed drama workshops for neurodiverse children and young people on 21 and 22 December - please click here for further information.

 

Reading SEND Local Offer

 

Please click here to see information being shared by Reading SEND Local Offer on Facebook.

 

Operation Bletchley:  The virtual codebreaking mission… Christmas in Berlin

 

Please click here to view information about Operation Bletchley:  a virtual codebreaking mission which can be completed over the Christmas holidays.

 

ADHD and Demand Avoidance Course

 

Please click here for information about an ADHD and Demand Avoidance Course.

 

Free Online Courses

Please click here for information about free online courses being offered by Wokingham Adult Education.  Courses on offer include Managing your child's anxiety and supporting anxious teenagers.

Demand Avoidance Online Course

Please click here to view information about a course entitled “Understanding Oppositional Demand Avoidance & Pathological Demand Avoidance"

 

Online Behaviour Course

Please click here for information about an online course "What's behind challenging behaviour" being held in December

 

Kidz to Adultz Disabled Living

 

Please click here to read the latest Kidz to Adultz Disabled Living newsletter

 

Reading Families Forum Online Coffee Morning 11.11.20 and Zoom call for young people with SEND on 12.11.20

 

Please click here to view information from Reading Families Forum about an online Coffee Morning on 11.11.20 at which they are inviting families to give their experiences as carers attending the Royal Berks Hospital.  Please click here for information about a zoom video chat for young people with SEND on 12.11.20.

 

Looking after your Mental Health

 

Please click here to view information about how to look after your mental health during the Coronavirus outbreak and click here to view the November 20 Action for Happiness Calendar (Action for Happiness info@actionforhappiness.org).

 

Wokingham Library Online Code Club

On Saturday November 7, Wokingham Library are running a Code Club for children aged 9 to 12 who would like to learn to program.  The sessions are currently running on the first and third Saturday of each month, using Microsoft Teams.  Please click here for further information.

 

Online Sleep Information Sessions

 

Please click here to view information about online sleep information courses.

 

Promise Inclusion (Mencap) Newsletter

  

Please click here to view the Promise Inclusion October newsletter.

 

Disabled Living Virtual Exhibition

 

Please click here for information about a Kidz to Adultz Virtual Exhibition being held by Disabled Living from 9-13 November.

 

HOME TO SCHOOL TRANSPORT SURVEY

 

Please click here to view a copy of an email sent to parents inviting them to complete a Home to School Transport Survey at the request of Wokingham Borough Council.

 

Reading Families Forum Online Meetings

 

Reading Families Forum are offering online video meetings (rather than their usual coffee meetings) on 23rd October and 11th November (please click links for further information).

 

Transition from Child to Adult Services

 

Please click the following link to view a document Transition from Child to Adult Services by Dimensions which gives some advice and information.

 

Neurodiverse Drama Holiday Courses – October half term

 

Please click here for information about two FREE neurodiverse drama holiday courses being offered during October half term.

SEN Basketball and Multi Skill Camp at Half Term

 

Please click here to view a flyer giving details of a Reading Rockets SEN Basketball and Multi Skills Camp being held during October Half Term.

 

Wokingham Children’s Free Book Festival Online

The Wokingham Libraries are running an online Book Festival during the weekend of 17 and 18 October.  They have some top authors talking about their books, inspirations, illustrations and writing techniques.  This is a free event.  You can sign up for sessions at the following link:  

www.wokingham-tc.gov.uk/bookfest

The first 100 attendees signing-up for each session will also get the option of a signed bookplate from the author.

 

Saturday Art Clubs at Activate Learning Colleges

 

Activate Learning are currently accepting applications to their Art & Design/ Fashion & Business Saturday Clubs.  Please click the following links for information about:

Art and Design Saturday Club

Fashion Business Saturday Club

 

New Brigands Mixed Ability Rugby

 

Please see attached flyer about New Brigands Mixed Ability Rugby.  The Brigands are a newly formed mixed ability rugby team formed under the umbrella of IMAS (International Mixed Ability Sport) hoping to compete with other IMAS rugby teams locally and nationally. 

 

Training is for 17 year olds and over on Thursdays from 6.30-8p.m. and Saturdays from 11a.m. until 12.30 p.m. We are developing a Mens contact rugby team, as under RFU rules mens and womens rugby are separate. Women can do non contact training with us, but not take part in matches.  We do aspire to developing a women's team, so we would love to hear from both men and women.

Anyone interested, as a player, or as a supporter, please get in touch on the following numbers:  Kate Stonehouse - 0755 709 8994/Colin Stonehouse - 07508 970 534 

 

Reading Families Forum – Coffee afternoon 23.10.20

 

Please find attached flyer giving details of a virtual coffee afternoon being held by the Reading Families Forum on 23 October.

 

Kidz to Adultz Newsletter

 

Please click here to view the Kidz to Adultz September Newsletter

 

Promise Inclusion (Formerly Mencap) 

 

Please click here to view the Promise Inclusion (Formerly Mencap) September newsletter.

 

Home to School Transport and Travel Assistance Consultation

 

Please click here to view a letter from Wokingham Borough Council.  They are reviewing and consulting on their home to school transport and travel assistance policies and the letter gives information about how you can give your views.

 

Car Boot Sales in Woodley Town Centre

 

The planned Boot Sale on 20th September in Woodley has bee postponed to the following week, 27th September. The Car Boot Sale will then continue to run for the remainder of 2020 on every second and fourth Sunday of the month

 

Th exact dates are as follows

Sunday 27th September 2020

Sunday 11th October 2020

Sunday  25th October 2020

Sunday 8th November 2020

Sunday 22nd November  2020

Sunday 13th December 2020

 

Parenting Special Children

 

Parenting Special Children are asking parents to complete a survey (click for information) about the service they provide to children.

 

Letter from SEND Voices Wokingham

Please click here to view a letter from SEND voices Wokingham 15.9.20

Promise Inclusion (Mencap) August Mailing

 

Please click here to read the Promise Inclusion (Mencap) August Mailing

 

Supporting Children and Young People's Wellbeing over the summer

The Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families have produced some information to help support young people over the summer holidays:

The #SelfcareSummer Primary pack is full of fun activities designed to help children look after their mental health and wellbeing while enjoying themselves. It also signposts them and their families to additional support if they need it. The #SelfcareSummer Secondary pack helps young people to create their own individual self-care plan for the summer holidays based on strategies which other young people have found helpful, and also signposts to additional support if they need it.

 

Parenting Special Children

 

Please click here to view information about online events and courses being run during the summer holidays by Parenting Special Children 

 

Woodley Town Council Newsletter

 

Please click here to view the July 2020 Woodley Town Council Newsletter.

 

Promise Inclusion (formerly Mencap) newsletter

 

Please click here to read the June 2020 edition of the Promise Inclusion newsletter.

 

Disabled Living Magazine

 

Please click here to read the latest edition of the Kidz to Adultz Disabled Living Magazine 

 

Information from the Learning Disability Partnership Board (CLASP)

 

Please click the following links to read information from the Learning Disability Partnership Board (CLASP):

Learning Disability Partnership Board (CLASP) news June 2020

Zoom Meetings poster

Royal Berkshire Hospital Coronavirus Testing – This is an easy to read document for people with learning disabilities that explains what will happen if you need to go the Royal Berkshire Hospital ‘drive-thru’ for a Coronavirus test. 

NHS Test and Trace Easy Read Posters - Poster 1  Poster 2  -  Poster 3

Activities to do at home

Stay Hydrated – and easy to read document

Shopping in Wokingham Borough

 

Parenting Special Children

Please click here to view information from Parenting Special Children.  This includes information about online events this week and going forward.

 

 

Sensory Festival – 11 and 12th July

 

Please click here to view information about an online Sensory Festival for parents and practitioners.  The event is focused on those with SEND, autism, and complex needs. There will be informal video presentations, online workshops, and question and answer sessions. 

 

Children’s Summer Technology Camp

 

Please click here to view information about a Summer Technology Camp being held from 27th -31st July 2020 at Hemdean House School.

 

Parenting Special Children

Please click here to view information from Parenting Special Children, including free events online via Zoom

  

Welcome back to school video

 

As more children are now returning to school, this video explains some of the measures that have been put in place to keep everyone safe at Addington

 

Promise Inclusion (MENCAP) May 2020 Newsletter

 

Please click here to view the May 2020 Newsletter from Promise Inclusion ( formerly MENCAP)

BBC Bitesize for SEND Students

 

BBC Bitesize has advice for parents of students with SEND and this includes advice about wellbeing and home-schooling.

 

Free Digital book about the Coronavirus

A free digital book for children has been released which explains about the Coronavirus and is illustrated by Gruffalo illustrator Axel Scheffler.  Please click here for further information.

 

Promise Inclusion (MENCAP) April 2020 Newsletter

 

Please click here to view the April 2020 Newsletter from Promise Inclusion ( formerly MENCAP)

 

Promise Inclusion (MENCAP) March 2020 Newsletter

 

Please click here to view the March 2020 Newsletter from Promise Inclusion ( formerly MENCAP)

 

Library Online Events

 

Please click here to view information from local libraries about events they are holding online.

 

Wokingham Active Kids and Adults

 

Please click here to view the 2020 brochure for Wokingham Active Kids and Adults.

 

Golf “Feel Inspired” Sessions

 

Please click here to view a flyer giving information about Golf sessions for girls and boys with SEND aged between 8 and 21.

Bike Bonanza Session – 15.4.20

 

 Wokingham Borough Council will be running an Easter holiday family Bike Bonanza in Woodley on Wednesday 15th April – see